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Duke of Devonshire announced as patron for Institute of Quarrying centenary celebrations

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 21, 2017 9:30:08 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Centenary, IQ

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The Duke of Devonshire has been announced as patron of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) in its centenary year, in support of the positive impact the quarrying industry has in Derbyshire and beyond.

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The future of fertiliser - Yorkshire Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2017 2:45:23 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Yorkshire Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ

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Left to right: Peter Skinner (MES Northern Group Chairman), Matt Parsons (Sirius Minerals), Steve Curtin (IOQ Yorkshire Chairman).

Our largest turnout for many years met recently in Doncaster for a presentation by Matt Parsons of Sirius Minerals on their planned new mine in North Yorkshire.

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University of Derby students honoured with top IQ awards

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 9, 2017 8:39:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in IQ Member, Education, University of Derby, IQ

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From left to right: Dominic Hodgson, Martin Riley, Daniel James, Nicholas Jackson, Robert Symes, Lee Preater, Robert Kelly, Mark Osbaldeston, James Thorne.

The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) has honoured the highest achieving students from the University of Derby Higher Education programmes through the partnership with the Mineral Products Centre, with a series of awards presented at a ceremony last night.

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Implication to water quality - Lancashire Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 3, 2017 8:38:16 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Technical Evenings, Lancashire Branch, IQ

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Phil Haygarth is a Professor of Soil and Water Science at The Environment Centre, Lancaster University.  He is a specialist in the interaction between soils and water and in the flow of the nutrient (phosphorus) through the soil – water catchment, where there are benefits for farming and food production,  but also problems with water quality downstream.   

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Institute of Quarrying blossoms at first ever RHS Chatsworth flower show

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 1, 2017 8:20:42 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Centenary, IQ

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The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is celebrating its centenary year by announcing plans for a spectacular ‘Quarry Garden’ at the first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show this summer.

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A 100-year journey

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 27, 2017 4:00:00 PM / by IQ News Update posted in Centenary, IQ

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Celebrating a century since our foundation, we will be marking our hundredth year with a series of high-profile member and public events designed to share the essential role the sector fulfils in people’s everyday lives.

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Mistakes and Aggravation - Yorkshire Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 10, 2017 11:44:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Yorkshire Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ

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The Yorkshire branch held their December meeting at the usual venue of the Bridge Inn, Wetherby, where there was an excellent turnout to hear Alan Millband of Howes Percival give a talk on ‘Mistakes and Aggravation’

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Process instrumentation in the minerals industry - Derbyshire Branch

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 9, 2017 10:33:00 AM / by IQ News Update posted in Derbyshire Branch, Technical Evenings, IQ

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The theme of the technical evening held at the Waterloo Inn on 7 December 2016 was Process Instrumentation in the Minerals Industry. An introduction to the event was made by Richard Yeates, Technical Sales Engineer from Underwoods Electrical Distributors UK, an electrical distributor for Siemens equipment and Denise Flanagan, the Northern Business Development Manager for Siemens in the UK. 

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