Three-Dimensional (3-D) Geological Model of Manitoba


PLEASE NOTE: The 3-D model will only function properly with Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher.

2-D View
West-east provincial cross-section ALT View Geological Time Scale/Stratigraphic Column Quaternary Tertiary Cretaceous Jurassic Permian Mississippian Devonian Silurian Ordovician Cambrian Precambrian


  • Clicking on the words "Time Scale" will display a stratigraphic chart with descriptions of the units (several units have been grouped in the model).
  • Moving the mouse over the geological periods listed under "Time Scale" will display a list of formations/groups underneath the scale.
  • To select a formation/group from this list, move your mouse off of the time scale image and down to the menu. Selecting a formation/group will display the corresponding geology on the Map View.
  • Clicking on the Map View will display a larger version of the map with legend; clicking on this image will bring up a printable PDF.
  • The Cross-Section View illustrates all of the formations/groups except the Pierre Shale (Coulter), Boissevain, and Turtle Mountain formations. The cross-section is an east-west profile view through the major population areas of Manitoba.
  • Clicking on the Cross-Section View will display a larger, fully annotated image.
  • In the Cross-Section View the Quaternary has been subdivided into several lithological units.

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