Innovation In Deep Mine shaft Sinking Performance Using Novel Mechanised and Conventional Drill and Blast Methods at Woodsmith Mine

Seminar being held online on June 14th at 17.00. Register now.

Read More

IMQS Field Trip

Friday 21st June 2024

Read More

Bursary Applications Now Open For Applications

Two bursaries of €1000 now open for applications for qualified candidates

 

Read More

About IMQS

The aim of the Irish Mining & Quarrying Society is to represent the best interests of the natural resources and extractive industries in Ireland.

Read More

Irish Mining & Quarrying Society

Annual Review 2023

Read More
IMQS 2023 Annual Review Cover

Latest News

Read our industry news and related latest articles
Read More

Welcome to IMQS

The Irish Mining and Quarrying Society was founded in 1958 to provide a focal point for all those working in the extractive industry in Ireland. Our aim is to promote, safeguard and represent the natural resources and extractive industries.

The membership is drawn from all sectors of the industry, ranging from exploration geologists to equipment suppliers and, as such, is recognised as a significant representational body with over 200 full Society members. It has a unique role in Ireland as a forum and network for contact between the different branches of the industry, enabling it to reflect the industry views in a co-ordinated manner.

learn more about imqs

Our Objectives

The main objective of the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society is to foster the discovery, development, processing and marketing of the mineral and other geological natural resources of Ireland in an environmentally compatible manner.

We do this by encouraging communication between individuals, companies and organisations involved in mining, quarrying industries, along with sections of the construction industry.

We use our status to make contact and to co-operate fully with other organisations connected with or interested in the natural resource industries of Ireland, such as the EPA, the HSA, relevant government departments and local authorities.

Our members are at the forefront of encouraging and assisting scientific and technological research and education in connection with the natural resource industries of Ireland. For example, TELLUS, which is a ground and airborne geoscience mapping programme undertaken by the Geological Survey of Ireland.

IMQS advocates for high standards of conduct in the industry, commits to combat unfair practices and to encourage efficiency in the extractive industries.

IMQS Membership

IMQS have five types of membership. Click on the tabs below for more details.
learn more

Ordinary

Corporate

Honorary

Fellowship

Student

Ordinary Membership

Ordinary Members shall be persons in the natural resources and extractive industries and in allied and associated industries, or in the provision of services to the natural resources and extractive industries, or in education with reference to the natural resources.

Complete application form →

Corporate Membership

Corporate members are companies in the natural resources and extractive industries and in allied and associated industries, or in the provision of services to the natural resources and extractive industries, or in education with reference to the natural resources who wish to support the extractive industry. Share and gain knowledge.

Complete application form →

Honorary Membership

Honorary Fellows have distinguished themselves by their scientific, technical, or administrative activities in the natural resources and extractive industries, or have made important contributions to the advancement of the natural resources and extractive industries and/or the Society.

Complete application form →

Fellowship Membership

Fellows of the Society who have been elected by the Council, who have paid their annual dues, and who remain in good standing are entitled to put the letters FIMQS after their name.

Complete application form →

Student

Student membership to the Irish Mining and Quarrying Society is free of charge.

Student Members shall be persons engaged in study or training, directed towards employment in the natural resources or extractive industries. 

Complete application form →

Latest News

Latest industry related articles and events.

view all articles