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3D Phanerozoic model of Manitoba

Project Information

Click image to enlargePrincipal investigators:
Gaywood Matile (retired), Greg Keller

Partnered with:
None

Location:
Southern Manitoba (south of 55° N), NTS 52E L M, NTS 53D E F K L, NTS 62F G H I J K N O P, NTS 63A B C F G H I J K

 

Project Description

Main objectives:

The main objective of this project is to construct a digital 3D model of the Phanerozoic stratigraphy of Manitoba south of 55° N utilizing several drill core databases. This model will also include a 3D representation of the underlying Precambrian surface.

Methodology:

  • Synthesize data from a variety of sources (including digital elevation data, large lake bathymetry, surficial mapping, Lake Winnipeg seismic, drillhole databases, and the Stratigraphic Map Series).
  • Generate five kilometre wide east/west transects comprising all of the resulting digital data.
  • Interpret the transects into ‘vertical maps’ (interpreted cross-sections) and capture at a 5 kilometre east-west spacing generating a 5 kilometre grid of predicted stratigraphy points (PSP). Each PSP contains the tops of every stratigraphic unit at that location.
  • Use 3D modeling software to transform the PSP tops into 3D surfaces, and then eventually solids representing Quaternary and Phanerozoic rock units.

 

Click image to enlargeBenefits:

Portions of the Manitoba model have contributed to several projects and initiatives ranging from the Geological Survey of Canada's Prairie Province Hydrogeology initiative and Southern Prairie NATMAP to Manitoba Water Stewardship’s Water Branch utilizing the 3D model as a basis for groundwater modeling. It also provided support to the TGI project - Williston Basin Architecture and Hydrocarbon Potential.

 

Plans for fiscal year 2017-2018:

  • Continue working towards completing the 3D surface model south of 55°
  • Tag and remove channels from transects in order to model buried valley’s and surface water
  • Modify and test unit edges as they relate to the cross-section extents

Completed outputs:

2013-2014

Keller, G.R., Matile, G.L.D., Thorleifson, L.H. 2013: 3D Geological Mapping in Manitoba – Moving Forward; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey.

Keller, G.R., 2013: 3D Geological Mapping in Manitoba – Moving Forward; Manitoba Mineral Resources, Manitoba Geological Survey, Three-Dimensional Geologic Mapping for Groundwater Applications, Denver, Colorado, GSA Annual Meeting, oral presentation.

2011-2012

Keller, G.R., Matile, G., Thorleifson, H. 2011: Manitoba Geological Survey: multi-scaled 3-D geological modeling with a single software solution and low costs; in Synopsis of current three-dimensional geological mapping and modeling in geological survey organizations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability, Illinois State Geological Survey, Circular - Illinois State Geological Survey.

Matile, G.L.D., Keller, G.R. and Thorleifson, L.H. 2011: Three-dimensional geological mapping in Manitoba: overview and products; in Report of Activities 2011, Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 171–176.

Matile, G.L.D., Keller, G.R. 2012: Subsurface Phanerozoic geology of southern Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Stratigraphic Map MAP2012-1, scale 1:600 000.

2009-2010

Keller, G and Matile, G. 2009: Williston Basin 3D Geological Model; Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, digital release only available at URL www. WillistonTGI.com [access date December 11, 2009]

Keller, G.R., Matile, G.L.D., 2009: The 3-D Geological Model of Manitoba, Canada, Central North America, Manitoba Science, Technology, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Three-Dimensional Geologic Mapping for Groundwater Applications, Portland, Oregon, GSA Annual Meeting, oral presentation.

Nicolas, M.P.B., Matile, G.L.D., Keller, G.R. and Bamburak, J.D. 2010: Phanerozoic geology of southern Manitoba; Manitoba Innovation, Energy and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Stratigraphic Map SM2010-1, 2 sheets, scale 1:600 000.

2005-2006

Morin, P. Matile, G.L.D. and Keller, G.R. 2005: 3-D topography of Manitoba; Manitoba Industry, Economic Development and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific Map 2005-3, 1 colour map. Scale 1:1 000 000.

2004-2005

Matile, G.L.D. and Keller, G.R. 2004: Shaded relief topography of Manitoba; Manitoba Industry, Economic Development and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Geoscientific map 2004-4, 1 map. Scale 1:1 000 000

2003-2004

Keller, G.R. 2003: Slicing into Manitoba - Integrating Geography and Geology through Technology; Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Manitoba Geological Survey; oral presentation at University of Winnipeg, January 15.

Matile, G.L.D. and Keller, G.R. 2003: 3D model installation and demo, Mirarco Virtual Reality Lab – Sudbury

Matile, G.L.D. and Keller, G.R., 2003: 3D model installation and demo, Industrial Technology Centre – Winnipeg

Matile, G.L.D., Keller, G.R., Thorleifson, L.H. and Pyne, D.M. 2003: Quaternary mapping progress in southern Manitoba Phanerozoic terrane: 2-D and 3-D; in Report of Activities 2003, Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, p. 231–238.

Ferguson, G., Woodbury, A.D., and Matile, G.L.D. 2003: Estimating Deep Recharge Rates Beneath an Interlobate Moraine Using Temperature Logs, Ground Water, v. 41, No. 5, pages 640–646

2002-2003

Burt, A.K, Brennand, Tracy A, Matile, Gaywood L.D., Keller, G.R., and Thorleifson, L.H. 2002:  Reinterpretation of the Belair Moraine, Southeastern Manitoba, Canada, based on a regional digital elevation model and new geological data, North-Central Section (36th) and Southeastern Section (51st), GSA Joint Annual Meeting.

Matile, G.L.D., Keller, G.R., Thorleifson, L.H., and Pyne, M. 2002: 3-D Geological Model of southern Manitoba, Hydrogeology Workshop, Department of Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Oral presentation

Thorleifson, L.H., Matile, G.L.D., Keller, G.R. and Pyne, M. 2002: 3-D Geological Model of southern Manitoba, GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, Oral presentation

Keller, G.R., Matile, G.L.D, Thorleifson, L.H., and Pyne, M. 2002: 3-D Model of Manitoba; GIAC 2002-02 Workshop Series, Winnipeg, Oral presentation

2001-2002

Matile, G.L.D., Thorleifson, L.H., Bamburak, J.D., Bezys, R.K., Nicolas, M.P.B., Conley, G.G., Keller, G.R., and Pyne, M. 2001: Construction of a three-dimensional geological model for the southern Manitoba Phanerozoic Terrane; Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey

Panagapko, D.,  Chackowsky, L.E.,  Lenton, P.G.,  Bailes, A.H.,  Corkery, M.T.,  Poulsen, K.H.,  Brommecker, R.,  Weber, W.,  Ames, D.E.,  Scoates, R.F.J.,  Garson, D.F.,  Theyer, P.,  Percival, J.A.,  Thorleifson, L.H., Matile, G.L.D.,  Grant, N.M.,  Burt, A.K.,  Mann, J.D. 2001: Geoscience data compilation for southeastern Manitoba; Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Open File Report 2001-8

Thorleifson, L.H. Matile, G.L.D. Keller, G.R. Pyne, D.M. 2001: Development of protocols for 3D geological modeling in support of regional groundwater applications in the Winnipeg/Lake Winnipeg region, Canada; Geological Society of America, 2001 annual meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 1-10, 2001, Abstracts with Programs, vol. 33, no. 6, p. 268.

1999-2000

Matile, G.L.D., Keller, G.R.,1999: Digital elevation model of southern Manitoba (version 1.0); Manitoba Industry, Trade and Mines, Manitoba Geological Survey, Open File Report, 99-15.

 

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