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3D Visualisation Facility, Melbourne

The Geological Survey of Victoria operates a three-dimensional (3D) visualisation facility in Melbourne. The facility is used to both showcase and build 3D geological models.

3D modelling allows the targeting of potential resources, identification of resources in resource management planning and the identification of new prospective areas.

Companies are encouraged to bring their data/3D models into the facility in order to visualise them alongside the government’s regional scale 3D models. In doing so, a broader understanding of the geological context of the area of interest can be achieved.

Why 3D?

3D geological model visualisation provides an excellent tool to investigate, analyse and test understanding of geological structures and the processes which occur within them.

Earth insights are provided through a wide range of applications, including, but not limited to:

  • groundwater aquifer systems
  • understanding fluid migration pathways
  • fluid flow modelling
  • volume estimation
  • mass transport modelling in and around ore systems
  • heat flow modelling for geothermal energy exploration targets

To arrange a visit

Companies interested in arranging a visit to the 3D facility should contact the Director, Geological Survey of Victoria during business hours on (03) 9027 4438. Note that while the facility can accommodate up to 20 people, smaller groups of up to 10 are preferred.