Welcome to the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society Website


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
Drilling & Blasting at Lisheen Mine
by Brendan Morris, Underground Superintendent , Padraig Barrett, Drill & Blast Engineer, Lisheen Mine from 'EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY IRELAND' 2008 (IMQS) An overview of the drilling & blasting operations ...
A Geological Bicentenary
Gordon L. Herries Davis - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2006 (IMQS)
The Development of Quarrying Techniques
by Michael Deigan - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2008 (IMQS)
Development of Drilling
by Hans Fernberg - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003
Re-cycling and the Aggregates Industry
by Frederick Z.W.Norman - Re-cycling has been around for many years...
Draft Environmental Management Guidelines for Consultation
Environmental Management in the Extractive Industry ...
Blasting Practice in Irish Quarries, 1945 to 2008
by Tony Killian - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2008 (IMQS)
Mining Through the millenia
John H. Morris - Mining Through the millenia; An Introduction to Ireland's Oldest Industry.
Mining Journal - May 21, 2004
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Offshore Aggregates
by Jack Kennedy, Roadstone Provinces - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2002

Thanks to our Corporate Members





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