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 pledges support to female quarry worker statue campaign

A generous donation from the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) to a campaign to raise funds for a female quarry worker statue in Derbyshire has helped towards reachin...

New Trustees Elected as IQ Holds 65th Annual General Meeting on Zoom

The sixty fifth annual ordinary general meeting of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ), held via Zoom from the National Stone Centre in Derbyshire, saw the election...

IQ London and Home Counties branch get into confined spaces

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) London & Home Counties (L&HC) branch is the 2nd largest branch according to the number of members it represents. Its reg...

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...

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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