What is the Institute of Quarrying?

The Institute of Quarrying was founded over 100 years ago by four people with a vision for the mineral products industry.

They wanted the industry to come together to raise standards, share knowledge and be recognised as highly skilled professionals which are the principles that guide the Institute of Quarrying today.

Our role is to promote the positive impact of the industry, the career opportunities available and support professionals working within it.

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Latest News and Events

IQ Excellence Awards Scottish Finalists Revealed

Scottish entries for the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Excellence Awards have been reviewed, checked and assessed with IQ revealing its shortlist of finalists tod...

IQ Excellence Awards South of England & Wales Finalists Revealed

The South & Wales regional shortlist for the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Excellence Awards have been revealed today.

19/11/2019 - North of England Branch - Legal Civil Claim Culture

The final Technical Evening of 2019 for the IQ North of England Branch will take place on Tuesday, 19th November at Tarmac Ltd, Fell Bank, Birtley, Chester le S...

Northern Ireland Branch

The ‘Stonecrushers Ball’ organised by the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Northern Ireland branch is an industry highlight for many. The annual event was the perfec...

31/10/2019 - IQ Academy Webinar

Blast Performance Monitoring - A Team Effort Dr Rob Farnfield of EPC-UK  12:30 - 13:00 on 31 October 2019 Rob has a degree in Mining Engineering from the Univer...

Yorkshire Branch Health & Safety Conference 2019

Improving health and safety for everyone working in the mineral products sector is a top priority for all operators, producers and contractors. That means it is...

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