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
Safe Quarry.Com - Incident alert
1 new Resources On-Line 1 new resources, summarised below, have been added to www.safequarry.com . If you wish to view the full document(s), please click on the link(s) below Incident Alerts The inci...
Waterwheels - the earliest form of water power
Quarry Visit & Essay Project
by Macartan McGroder - McGraths Quarry, Cong Host the IMQS 2004 National Essay Competition Winners
The Development of Quarrying Techniques
by Michael Deigan - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2008 (IMQS)
The Irish Sea Marine Aggregates Initiative (IMAGIN)
by Gerry Sutton - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2007 (IMQS)
Blasting Practice in Irish Quarries, 1945 to 2008
by Tony Killian - Published in 'Extractive Industry Ireland' 2008 (IMQS)
Is this the most efficient crushing plant in Ireland?
Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Review 2004
The Extractive Industry and Environmental Assessments in the European Community
by Jon E. Kellet - The paper opens by illustrating the importance of the European Community (EC) as a...
Donal Roche – A Tribute of Memories
by Fredrick Z. Norman - Published in IMQS Extractive Industry Ireland 2003

Thanks to our Corporate Members





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