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

09/07/2020 - Extractive Industry Geology Conference

The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) conference is one of the longest running and most keenly anticipated events in the UK minerals industry calendar.

IQ Relaunches Crushing and Screening Book

The Institute of Quarrying’s (IQ) study guide ‘Crushing and Screening’ has been comprehensively updated with new content and imagery, as well as expert advice f...

Midlands Health and Safety Conference 2019

Championing safety in the minerals extractive sector through continuing professional development (CPD), the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) recently organised a Hea...

South & Wales IQ Excellence Awards Winners Revealed

Regional winners from the South & Wales Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Excellence Awards have been revealed, with all eyes now on the National Finals ceremony at H...

13/01/2020 - West of England Branch AGM & Dinner

The West of England Branch will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Monday, 13th January 2020 at The Doubletree by Hilton North Bristol, Woodlands Lane, ...

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...

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