Economic Geology and the New Global Energy Economy

Critical Minerals Series

Series Moderator


Edith Newton Wilson

Rock Whisperer LLC

Edith, founder and owner of Rock Whisperer, consults on renewable energy and climate mitigation. She is a Fellow of SEG and the Geological Society of London, a member of the AGU, and serves on multiple community boards. Edith holds a BA from Dartmouth and a PhD from Johns Hopkins. She began her career with Anaconda Minerals then transitioned to energy exploration with Amoco, bp, Phillips, ConocoPhillips, Samson and TallGrass Energy. Edith has traveled throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa - where she climbed Mount Kilimanjaro - and is conversant in French, Italian and Portuguese.



Lucy Crane

Senior Geologist at Cornish Lithium

Lucy is a strong advocate for the standardization of sustainable and responsible practices in mining, promoting these actions to the wider public, and is passionate about making the industry a more diverse place to work. She has been on the committee for Young Mining Professionals London since its inception and is heavily involved in Women in Mining UK. She did a 2019 TEDx talk on "Mining our way to a low carbon future" which has been well received. She holds a degree in Earth Sciences from Oxford University, and a master's in Mining Geology from the Camborne School of Mines.


Jesse Edmondson

Professional Geologist

Jesse is a professional geologist passionate about creating environmentally sustainable domestic supply chains of critical minerals in the United States to help secure and support the future of American green-energy technology in the 21st century. Jesse has worked in mineral exploration since 2011 on a number of projects, including: gold/silver, graphite, lithium, rare earths, quartz, and mine tailings repurposing. Additionally, Jesse has worked extensively in business development to build relationships with battery-material customers and in government relations at the local, state, and federal levels to help educate and build support for domestic critical mineral projects.


Andrew Miller

Product Director at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, Ltd

Jesse Andrew oversees Benchmark's supply chain research and analysis, from downstream assessments of anode, cathode and battery production to pricing and forecasting for the key lithium-ion battery raw materials - lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite. He delivers industry presentations and travels globally to mines and processing plants. Andrew has advised some of the world's leading institutional investors, auto OEMs, battery producers and mining companies. He also manages a portfolio of subscription services for market and price data. Prior to Benchmark, Andrew worked in metal and financial markets and graduated with a first-class honors degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia.