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2020 / 2021 Edition

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14 August 2018

The history of quarrying activity in Devon & Cornwall stretches back to the late medieval period. The region is unique with a variety of minerals.....

Gordon Dick
16 July 2018

The IQ Lancashire branch is in a region that covers some large towns and cities, including Carnforth, Bolton, Manchester, Stockport, Liverpool, Wigan and the Wirral. It is also an extremely...

Kevin Parker
20 June 2018

Yorkshire is the UK’s largest county. Home to two National Parks, it is visually and geologically one of the most diverse regions in the whole country and has a rich industrial history of mining...

Susie Urquhart
31 May 2018

Covering a staggering 31,000 square miles, the Scottish branch of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is the biggest region in the UK. It is also home to Glensanda, the largest granite quarry in...


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