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IQ Quarry Garden to appear at RHS Chatsworth

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2017 8:50:44 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Centenary, IQ

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There are just 109 days until RHS Chatsworth and the public unveiling of our Quarry Garden.

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Don't wake up dumber than when you went to bed!

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 10, 2017 12:08:00 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in CPD, Skills Wheel, IQ

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I love an e-newsletter or email alert. Well mostly. Like a lot of you I subscribe to many different news alerts to try and keep on top of the latest thoughts and ideas that could affect our members. And probably like many of you I delete many almost instantly after a 5-10 second glance to see if there is anything of interest.

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A centenary of professional development

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 27, 2017 12:26:09 PM / by Sarah Fry posted in IQ Member, Centenary, CPD, IQ

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We've mentioned it a few times but 2017 is a special year for the Institute of Quarrying, after all its not every year you get to celebrate a birthday as momentous as being 100 years old!

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A New Year and a new qualification for IQ Academy!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 11:28:00 AM / by Emma Bellingham posted in IQ

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As people go back to work in the New Year and start to look at their Continual Professional Development goals for 2017 we are happy help with the launch of a new qualification developed for the industry by IQ Academy.

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Wrapping up 2016 with the IQ elves

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Dave Tebbutt posted in IQ

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The workshop at HQ is very busy this time of year, filled with merry jingles as the IQ elves are trying to wrap all the presents ordered from ShopatIQ ready for Santa to deliver on Christmas Eve.

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Bearded tits in the sand pits

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2016 11:57:22 AM / by Sarah Fry posted in Factsheets

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The news that bearded tits have been bred for the first time in Nottinghamshire has caused a few childish reactions in the IQ office. Despite the smutty humour behind the name of these pretty little creatures, the story behind the announcement demonstrates how the quarrying industry actively works with the natural environment with far reaching benefits.

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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 1:48:44 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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