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An early conceptual model

Curnamona Province 3D Model location mapThe Geological Survey’s early 3D modelling trials targeted the Curnamona Province Region. The process of building the Curnamona model in GeoModeller began with identifying the statigraphic units that were to be modelled. Due to the regional scale of the project, the stratigraphic pile represents packages of units aggregated into single units. Stratigraphic pile and contact relationship between units (erosive or onlapping) are further parameters used by GeoModeller for model interpolation.

GeoModeller uses kriging interpolators to compute a three dimensional model, utilising the rules of stratigraphic pile as well as conformable and erosional contact of units as defined by the modeller.

The completed model displays 3D objects representing the major stratigraphic units within the Curnamona Province.

Curnamona Province 3D Model pdf

Curnamona Province Basement Geology 3D model

Note: these models are presented as a 'proof of concept' only and their accuracy (spatial or otherwise) should not be relied upon for exploration or other decision making processes.

Publication Date: February 2006

For more information, contact:

George Gouthas
Project Geoscientist
+61 8 8463 3073
george.gouthas@sa.gov.au