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 took 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 2016 Review Available Online
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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
Mining Heritage
by Dr.Piers R.R. Gardiner, Exploration & Mining Division - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2002
A view from the UK "Irish Eyes are Smiling"
by Clare Santry - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003
Blasting Practice in Irish Quarries - Changing Techniques 1945 to 2008
By Tony Killian, Retired Explosives Engineer Published in 'EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRY IRELAND' 2008 (IMQS)
Review of Oil and Gas Activity in Irish Sector
by Steve Boldy - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2007 (IMQS)
R Zone Mining Methods Galmoy Mine
by R.Roberts & J. Ryan - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2007 (IMQS)
George W Flumerfelt, a Tribute
by Robin Oram, former President IMQS 1984-85 - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2010
Ensuring the Security of Raw Material Supply for the European Construction Industry
by John Maguire, CEO, ICF - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2008 (IMQS)
Lead Mining in Glendalough and Ballycorus 2
by Rob Goodbody - Lead mining in Glendalough and Ballycorus 2
University Scholarship 2005
Hillhead 2005 Booking Form
IMQS Field Trip - Booking Form

Thanks to our Corporate Members





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