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

Loughries Integrated Primary School had a blast in Ballystockart Quarry

Primary 3 and 4 pupils from Loughries Integrated Primary School visited Ballystockart Quarry on Friday 24th January. 

IQ Excellence Awards National Finalists Revealed

Over 100 applications, six hours of judging and four regional ceremonies later, the national finalists of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Excellence Awards have...

Monthly bulletin: IQ Branches

With a comprehensive UK network of 13 regional branches, attending events, connecting with peers, sharing knowledge and developing skills is made accessible for...

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...

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