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An awe inspiring destructive force of nature

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 17, 2016 10:58:32 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ

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Provider of one of nature’s most awe inspiring displays and a force capable of destroying entire civilisations. Volcanoes are essentially a rupture in the earth’s crust, allowing magma to reach the surface of the earth.

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A glimpse into ancient life, often long since passed

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2016 10:38:14 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ

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Sedimentary rocks make up around 75% of the earths surface, found both in and on the Earth’s crust they are formed when sediments like sand and silt collect and harden.

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95 miles of coastline…185 million years of history

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 4, 2016 9:39:31 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ

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Looking back on National Minerals Week got me thinking about the fascinating stories rocks can tell us from the worlds history, charting climate and environmental change over millions of years. They can uncover a story of vast deserts, tropical seas, lush swamps and ancient forests.

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From bright lights to desert sands

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2016 12:48:44 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in International, IQ

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Our weekly blog post has been slightly delayed this week because the IQ team has been out in Dubai for the Mining Show 2016.

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IQ does Breaking Bad with Bismuth

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2016 3:02:14 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ

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As the first ever National Minerals Week comes to a close, we wanted to do something different to showcase the beauty of the little known mineral used in this logo, bismuth.

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Essential minerals and us

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2016 12:53:34 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ

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Time to take stock of the progress made and what the future promises

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 7, 2016 8:57:30 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ

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My Facebook feed is full of posts telling me there’s only 11 Mondays, or just 78 more sleeps, till Christmas. I often wonder what response the poster is trying to illicit, I can’t get excited by how near Christmas is as there is too much to look forward to before we get to a jolly man in a red suit paying a visit. Nor does it inspire panic, as there is always time to enjoy the all the trappings of the festive season when it does finally arrive. I guess all I really think about when I see these posts is where the heck has the year gone?

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Welcome to your new website!

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 10, 2016 12:30:46 PM / by Phil James posted in IQ

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Ok, it seems like every organisation is getting a new website these days and similarly, every website out there seems to go through an overhaul and a relaunch every so often. In a way, the new IQ website is no different – nor should it be.

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