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You may not realise it but geological materials underpin everything we need to sustain our life as we know it. From the fuels we use to run our cars, to the numerous minerals that are in your mobile phone, to the minerals and water in the food and drink we rely on. These geological materials are split into rocks, minerals and fluids or gas contained in rocks. Another key use of these geological materials is in construction. Links below will allow you to explore the following themes:

Construction materials 
Mining and Quarrying in Ireland
Geology and Construction
10 Things to Know About ... Metals

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, Kathriona Devereux and Jonathan McCrea investigate with Siobhán Power and Eoin McGrath the geology of metals, finding out about the technology and techniques used to locate and safely extract them from the ground to be used in everything from toothpaste to phones. First aired in November 2019, the episode was repeated on Monday 4 May 2020. If you've missed, you can dowload the videos here. Energy WorkshopOnline2021-10-19T08:00:00.0000000Z2021-10-19T12:30:00.0000000Z Symposium & Kallak Workshop: 27-28 October 2021Online & on-site ISTerre, OSUG-C (Maison des Géosciences), 1381, RUE DE LA PISCINE 38610 GIERES FRANCE (GPS : 45.197968, 5.77221)2021-10-27T09:00:00.0000000Z2021-10-28T11:00:00.0000000Z

Further information can be found in the Minerals and the Marine programmes to Earth - Exploring Ireland's Geology. New geology exhibition opened on 27 September 2021. 26/09/2021 23:00:00 Services for the Irish Construction Materials Project11/07/2021 23:00:00 in Southeast Ireland15/03/2021 00:00:00 Energy for District Heating in Ireland18/11/2020 00:00:00