Institution of Mining and Metallurgy

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INSTITUTION OF MINING AND METALLURGY

Arms of Institution of Mining and Metallurgy

Official blazon

Arms : Sable a Chief Or all Gutty counter changed overall a Vale sans Gouttes also counterchanged.
Crest: upon a Helm with a Wreath of the colours an Eagle displayed Sable issuing from Flames proper and holding in each claw a Bavarian Ceremonial Miners Axe Gold.
Supporters: Upon a Compartment consisting of a grassy mount proper on either side an Antelope Sable armed unguled and resting the interior hindfoot on a Chalice Gold.
Motto: "Experto Crede".

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on February 9, 1991.

The shield suggests a mine shaft and the contrast between darkness and light, also symbolising the extraction of precious metals from the dark earth. The droplets are also suggestive of molten metal.

The motto can be translated as "Believe one who has had experience in the matter".


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