Welcome to the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society Website

Introduction

Welcome to the official website of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society, the web forum for the independent society for people involved in all aspects of the Minerals Industry in Ireland.

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Dinner Dance

IMQS Annual Dinner Dance 2016

This annual will take place on 26/11/16 in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

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The Environment

We are fully committed to ensuring that rock, sand, gravel and mineral extraction is undertaken in an environmentally compatible manner. 

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Mine Rescue

As demonstrated in Chile in 2010 a well organised mine rescue is vital to save lives, this is something the Irish mines take seriously.

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IMQS 2015 Review Available Online
Articles from this years IMQS Annual Review - Annual Review'Extractive Industry Ireland' can be individually downloaded from this website.
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Becoming a Member

All persons involved in or associated with the Extractive Industry are welcome to membership of the Society, providing they satisfy the criteria specified in the Society Constitution. Application for the various Grade of Membership should be made on the Offical Application Form

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Latest News and Events
Articles
Glengowla Show Mine
Glengowla Mine - 19th century Silver and Lead Mine
An Appreciation "The Quarryman"
by Tommy Handley - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2002
Blasting Practice in Irish Quarries - Changing Techniques 1945 to 2008
By Tony Killian, Retired Explosives Engineer Published in 'EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY IRELAND' 2008 (IMQS)
Driving the Exploration Decline at Tynagh Mine
by Robin A. Oram - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003
Electronic Initiation Systems - Are they an opportunity being missed?
by John Kilcoyne and Tom Dermody, Irish Industrial Explosives - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2010
University Scholarship 2005
by Dr Piers Gardiner - IMQS UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP 2005
Rock Bolting Methods and Equipment in Mining
Tuula Puhakka and Pekka Särkkä - ROCK BOLTING METHODS & EQUIPMENT
Derryarkin - Sand and Gravel from an exhausted peat bog
by John Jordan - DERRYARKIN SAND AND GRAVEL
Section 261 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000
Irish Government - Control of Quarries

Thanks to our Corporate Members


 

 

ECI JCB

 

BAM Contractors Ltd.

 

Smiley Monroe Ltd