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Hillhead exhibition
07 March 2017

Home to an abundance of geological features, a rich history, and the internationally renowned Hillhead exhibition, Derbyshire boasts a thriving quarrying community that attracts visitors from all...

Jackdaw Quarry and The Coldstone Cut
16 February 2017

As the UK’s largest county and the home to two National Parks, Yorkshire is visually and geologically one of the most diverse regions in the whole country, with a rich industrial history of mining...

Ailsa Graig cranite quarry
16 January 2017

As IQ’s biggest region in the UK, the Scottish branch covers a staggering 31,000 square miles, with quarrying taking place all the way from Shetland in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the...


Our branch network is the backbone of the Institute

Run entirely by passionate volunteers, our branch network is a major benefit to members. The local branches run events on behalf of the members to share knowledge, network and socialise. 

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