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3D Geological Modelling

Increase project success, safety, and cost control through the unique synergy between advanced 3D modeling and geological interpretation
The success of exploration and mining projects depends on the comprehensive understanding of each deposit’s 3D geometry. This knowledge can be gained by building 3D models to evaluate exploration risk, mine stability, and grade distribution and to provide a basis for robust resource estimation and conceptual mining studies. Thorough analysis of geotechnical and geological risks is particularly important as exploration companies seek deeper or “blind” ore bodies and existing mining companies extract ore to greater depths.
SRK will help you evaluate your deposit’s 3D characteristics using the unique synergy between model construction and the interpretation of geological data. Our geologists combine innovative modeling packages with our structural and geological interpretation skills to construct dynamic, 3D geological models for testing and evaluating your exploration and mining solutions.

Accurate mineral resource models aid the creation of effective and economic mine plans

By Dr. Oy Leuangthong, Principal Geostatistician (SRK Toronto)


  • Compilation of historical exploration and mining datasets into a 3D environment
  • Integration of 2D and 3D GIS datasets
  • Terrane-scale 3D modeling and exploration targeting (district to deposit-scale)
  • Evaluation of the 3D geological controls on ore distribution
  • Resource modeling using defined geological criteria as well as grade data
  • Country rock domain modeling and geotechnical/hydrogeological domain definition


Feature Article

Vein Modelling Using Leapfrog, Leads Into Drillhole Planning

Figure 1: Key Joints and Fractures Projected on Aerial Imagery | Figure 2: 3DEC Model Configuration Illustrating Key Joints

Recent developments in implicit software modelling enable geologists to model complex veins, dykes and individual strata with ease and speed directly from drill logs using Leapfrog’s interval selection tools in combination with advanced ‘vein’ modelling workflows. Read more…

Contacts for this service

SRK North America