National Minerals Week

Following its successful launch in 2016, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is encouraging quarry operators, industry bodies and individuals to join in with this year’s National Minerals Week, from 16–22 October.
National Minerals Week is a celebration aimed at raising awareness of the critical role that the mineral extraction sector fulfils in shaping our global society – from roads and construction to pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
The first National Minerals Week in 2016 was a huge success and this year’s celebrations will be even bigger and better, as it coincides with a week of celebrations to mark the IQ’s centenary.
The IQ has teamed up with the British Geological Survey and the University of Derby to obtain fascinating facts and figures about minerals, as well as digging further into the archives to uncover facts on minerals from 1917 – the year the IQ was established.