3D Models

It is now possible to integrate several different geoscience databases into a single computer platform to build common-earth 3D models. Since the year 2000, the Department has developed this expertise in partnership with the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Mira Geoscience.

3D modelling represents a new dynamic tool, likely to generate new discoveries and easily adapted to meet the specifics needs of exploration companies by using elements of information such as geophysical anomalies and alteration indices in order to zero in on mineral deposits.

Furthermore, these models can be modified and upgraded at any time thanks to the addition of new geological, geochemical and geophysical data acquired during field mapping or drilling campaigns.

Documents available

The Department is now in a position to offer to the mining industry a new series of documents that provide a synthesis of all available public data for various mining camps in the Abitibi as well as for other prospective areas for mineral exploration.

Completed projects

  • Duparquet
  • Lac aux Loutres
  • Joutel
  • Formation de Bousquet

Completed 3D models can be consulted free of charge at the Val-d’Or regional office. The workstation is equipped with a commercial licence for gOcad. It is accessible to the public, by appointment.

For further information

Unité de gestion de Val-d’Or
420, boul. Lamaque
Val-d’Or (Québec) J9P 3L4 
Téléphone : 819 354-4735 
Télécopieur : 819 354-4558 
Courriel : val-dor.mines@mern.gouv.qc.ca