What is the Institute of Quarrying?

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

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.

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Latest News and Events

IQ Benevolent Fund tackles loneliness in lockdown

In an effort to tackle loneliness in lockdown, the Institute of Quarrying Benevolent Fund (IQBF) has launched a series of virtual coffee morning events.

Institute of Quarrying honors university geologists

Eight of the best geology students in the UK have received recognition for their hard work and commitment to learning from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), the ...

IQ North Wales branch discuss dredging

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) North Wales branch has a special history given that Caernarvon is the birthplace of IQ, where it was founded in 1917 by four peo...

IQ West of England Branch presents Portland Stone

Local Institute of Quarrying (IQ) branches have been at the forefront of adapting to the needs of members by turning to online platforms to host their technical...

22/09/2020 - Institute of Quarrying – Notice of 2020 AGM

Notice is hereby given that the sixty fourth annual ordinary general meeting of the Incorporated Institute will be held at via Zoom from the Tarmac National Ski...

22/09/2020 - IQ Benevolent Fund – Notice of 2020 AGM

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Contributors to the Institute of Quarrying Benevolent Fund will be held via Zoom from the Tarmac ...

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