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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.

Upcoming Events - EIG 2018

The next EIG event will be the 2018 conference at Durham University 12-15th September 2018. For more information follow the link to the latest circular below and to attend the conference please complete and follow the instructions on the booking form.

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Latest conference news - Third circular, May 2018.

delegate booking form - durham 2018

Don't despair, even though the early bird has expired, you can still book to attend the 2018 EIG conference. Booking closes on Friday 31st August 2018.


Please note that the programme is still in draft form and, although the speakers are now confirmed, the running order is still subject to change and should not be relied upon.  A finalised version of the programme will be issued to delegates at registration and will be published on this website shortly before the conference.

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See our charity update page for more details.

The EIG Experience!

Check out the EIG's promo video. It's a testament to the reasons why we organise conferences and one day meetings!.

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 on our previous conference page.  



Interested in contributing?

If so, please come along to the AGM

The EIG's AGM will be held at 13.45 on 14th September in the Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre of the Calman Learning Centre during the Durham conference. Membership of the organising committee is open to all volunteers who are interested in the UK’s extractive industry. 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 come along to the AGM, everyone welcome!.

2016 Conference Video Round Up

Simon McCurdy, chairman of EIG 2016, provides a summary the conference which was held at the University of Birmingham. Check out the video!



Opportunities to support industry-based student projects in 2018click here


Industry partners are now being sort for Geology undergraduates to undertake applied co-supervised summer projects.



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

Thanks to the following for their hard work and support in helping to organise the 19th EIG Conference - 2016:

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