IQ Branch Blog

London and Homes Counties Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 31, 2017 2:36:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Branches, Networking, members, Technical Evenings, London and Home Counties Branch

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London and the Home Counties covers all of the south east; from the Isle of Wight and Channel Islands, which has a geological history stretching further back into the past than most of Europe, as far north as Oxfordshire. 

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West of England Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2017 2:36:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Branches, Networking, members, Technical Evenings, West of England Branch

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The West of England has a long and illustrious history of mineral working; not only for use as aggregate but also for industrial purposes, brick manufacture, building and walling stone, lime and in steel manufacture.

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South Wales Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2017 2:35:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Branches, Networking, members, South Wales Branch, Technical Evenings

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The South Wales branch of the Institute of Quarrying is very active with 240 members throughout Pembroke, South, West and Mid Glamorgan, Gwent, Monmouth and Powys. 

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Lancashire Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 30, 2017 2:34:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Branches, Networking, Technical Evenings, members, Lancashire Branch

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The Lancashire branch is in a region that covers some large towns and cities, including Carnforth, Bolton, Manchester, Stockport, Liverpool, Wigan and the Wirral. Our region is an extremely important source of limestone and also boasts some stunning natural landscapes, including the North Pennine Hills and Lake District.

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Devon and Cornwall Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2017 2:33:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Branches, Networking, members, Technical Evenings, Devon and Cornwall Branch

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Home to one of the oldest slate quarries in England, Delabole Quarry, and renowned Cornish slate, the history of Devon and Cornwall’s quarrying activity stretches back to the late medieval period.

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North of England Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 31, 2017 2:33:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Branches, Networking, Technical Evenings, members, North of England Branch

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The North of England (NE) branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) covers a vast geographical area, stretching from Berwick upon Tweed down to Teeside and across into Cumbria from Carlisle and down to Carnforth. The region boasts some stunning natural features such as the North Pennine Hills and the Lake District, which although are geologically fascinating prove complex to quarry.
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North Wales Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2017 2:32:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Networking, members, Technical Evenings, North Wales Branch, IQ Branches

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Covering a wide mix of geology including limestone, slate, sand, granite and gravel and the original home of the Institute of Quarrying, North Wales is a hugely significant region for the quarrying industry.
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Midlands Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 2:32:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Networking, members, Technical Evenings, Midlands Branch

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Home to some of the country's largest and most productive rock quarries, a scattering of beautiful restored sites, and the Institute of Quarrying’s headquarters, the Midlands is a hotbed of quarrying activity and one of the country’s key regions for the industry.  Here the quarrying industry represents about 15 percent of the UK's total output, with most of those minerals exported from the region to other parts of the country.

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Northern Ireland Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2017 2:31:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Networking, members, Technical Evenings, Northern Ireland Branch

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Northern Ireland is one of the most diverse geological areas in the world for its size. The province has Lough Neagh at its centre with various rivers flowing into and out of it, the Upper and Lower Bann being the main river originating in the Mourne mountains, flowing through Lough Neagh to the north coast where it enters the North Atlantic ocean. Sand for the contracting and construction industries is dredged from Lough Neagh.

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Derbyshire Branch Blog

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 31, 2017 2:31:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in Derbyshire Branch, Technical Evenings, members, CPD

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Home to an abundance of geological features, a rich history, and the internationally renowned Hillhead exhibition, Derbyshire boasts a thriving quarrying community that attracts visitors from all over the world. Indeed, the Buxton-based show drew a record breaking 18,655 visitors from 71 countries to last year’s exhibition, underlining its status as the world’s premier event for the mineral products, construction equipment and recycling industries.
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