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The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conference is the principal event for sharing knowledge, scientific research and good practice in the field of applied geology within the UK minerals industry.


Latest Newsletter - 2nd Circular 2019


One Day Technical Meeting: Quarry & Surface Mine Geotechnics - 19th June 2019

The full Meeting Programme has now been announced.

There is now only limited time to book for the next EIG one-day event, the 2019 technical meeting on Quarry and Surface Mine Geotechnics to be held in Warwickshire on 19th June 2019. The booking forms for delegates is available for this event. The event is proving to be popular and we would ask those wishing to attend to book early to avoid disappointment. Please send completed booking forms to: eig@envireauwater.co.uk. All available trade stands have now sold out for the event.

For further information please see the 2019 one-day meeting page.

1st Circular 2019

Read the first details of the 2020 Conference in Exeter, thanks from Durham and a short tribute to long-standing supporter and friend to EIG, Jackie Swift.  

A Welcome to the 2020 Conference Chair

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At the AGM the new EIG Conference Chair for Exeter 2020 was unanimously voted in. We would like to extend our congratulations to Teresa Brown (Mineral Commodity Geologist, BGS) and current EIG organising committee member / proceedings editor for volunteering to take on this important role. Teresa is the first female to be appointed as Chair in the EIG’s long history. The entire committee is looking forward to supporting her deliver the next conference, successfully. Teresa has been contributed invaluably to the smooth running of EIG over a number of years, well done, Teresa!.

Please read the Message from the 2020 EIG Chair.

EIG 2018 - Conference Summary

The main EIG event, our much anticipated 2018 conference took place in the beautiful setting of Durham University, with the backdrop of Durham Cathedral just a stones throw from the icebreaker reception and conference dinner held in the castle itself. Over 170 delegates from the UK and International extractive community converged to make the event a resounding success in the best of EIG traditions. If you were a delegate of the conference the committee would be delighted if you could complete the conference feedback survey that has been emailed to you, Thank you. We’ve already had some wonderful comments!. The EIG committee and Conference Chair Nick Horsley would like to thank again to the conference sponsors, exhibitors, contributors, hosts and delegates for making the event such a success.

For more information on the recent conference please see the 2018 conference page. If you missed the conference, why not take a look at the final programme. Perhaps you would like to join us and even present at the University of Exeter, in July 2020!.

The conference fieldtrips have been summarised on the 2018 fieldtrips page, we are hoping to post a selection of photo’s from them shortly.


Fundraising for the Great North Air Ambulance at the Durham Conference.

The EIG Committee wish to extend their thanks to all who made donations to our designated charity during through the raffle at the conference dinner in September. The final amount raised was...... £1620, a fantastic effort for a very good cause.

Paul Jennings (Charity & fundraising, EIG) is pictured presenting the cheque to GNAAS.

The EIG Experience!

Wondering what the reasons are to attend one of our events? If so, you don’t have to believe what we say, have a look what past delegates think.

Take a look at our 2016 Conference summary video and find out why the events mean so much to the industry and the delegates that attend. 

Interested in contributing?

If so, please contact EIG secretary Clive Mitchell.

Membership of the organising committee is open to all volunteers who are interested in the UK’s extractive industry, and opportunities remain to join. The roles undertaken by individual committee members are quite varied and suit a wide range of knowledge and experience. If you would like to know more about the EIG, please get in touch, everyone welcome!.



For details of sponsorship at the 2018 Conference please see our dedicated page.

Thanks to the following for their generous contributions in support of the 20th EIG Conference - 2018:

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