First tutorial: Browse your Study and Setup your 3D Model


The setting of the tutorial is Flin Flon Mining District in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, in Canada. The government of Canada provides this data under the Open Government Licence - Canada. One of the reason is for "testing 3D geologic modelling methods applicable to mineral exploration and hard-rock settings in general.". You can see the original information here: 3D drill hole and geologic map database of the Flin Flon Mining District, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

For this tutorial we made a transformation of the boreholes, and also modified the map outside geomodelr. The following files can be used to reproduce this tutorial:

What you will learn.

This tutorial goes from creating a study to creating your first cross section and adding your first boreholes. The most important part of this tutorial is georeferencing your model. There are almost 4000 coordinate systems available to use. You can also use or to find a suitable coordinate system for you. In this case we copied the one of the map, and changed the bounding box.

You will also learn about permissions, the repository page, the visualizations page and the geology editor page.


The result of this tutorial.

This tutorial should finalize with a working map. As a tip, you can use maps in your articles with the markdown:


And this is the map of our Flin Flon Demo:


  • E. Schetselaar, S. Pehrsson, et al. (2010). The Flin Flon 3D Knowledge Cube. Geological Survey of Canada. Open file 6313.
  • B. Lafrance, H. L. Gibson, et al. (2016). Structural Reconstruction of the Flin Flon Volcanogenic Massive Sulfide Mining District, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Canada. Economic Geology, v. 111, pp. 849–875.
  • M. Malinowski, D. White. Converted wave seismic imaging in the Flin Flon mining camp, Canada. Journal of Applied Geophysics, v. 75 pp. 719–730.

Next tutorial: Edit your Map and Cross Sections