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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. If you missed the episode, you can still watch it on RTE Player (until 25 December 2019). 2020 Europe's Past, Present and Future - IAEG 2020 ConferenceSalthill Hotel, The Promenade, Salthill, Galway2020-05-14T08:00:00.0000000Z2020-05-16T16:00:00.0000000Z

Further information can be found in the Minerals and the Marine programmes Drilling Framwork CatchmentCARE project13/01/2020 00:00:00 Geotechnical online viewer has been upgraded19/12/2019 00:00:00 Stratigraphy and facies evolution on the Galway-Roscommon shelf28/02/2020 00:00:00 Characterization and Geochemically Appropriate Levels for Soil Recovery Facilities27/02/2020 00:00:00