The Research of 3D Geological Modeling in the Main Mining Area and East Mining Area of BayanObo Deposit

  • Mingchao ZhangEmail author
  • Jingchao Li
  • Yike Li
  • Qunchao Zuo
  • Lei Yao
  • Hui Chen
  • Wanjuan Liang
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 699)


BayanObo deposit in Inner Mongolia, an ultra-large REE-Nb-Fe deposit with various ores and mineralized elements, is currently the world’s largest rare earth deposit, and has special mineralization. The deposit has strategic significance in China. Applying the professional software of three-dimension (3D) geological modeling with advanced theories and methods, a 3D visualization model of deposit in the main mining area and east mining area, including 3D engineering model, 3D terrain model, 3D rock mass model and 3D ore bodies model, which clarifies the spatial distribution of REE-Nb-Fe in BayanObo deposit in visualization way, and provides scientific basis for proving deep formation and boundary of ore body, calculating resource reserve, and well developing and protecting rare earth resource.


3D geological modeling The main mining area The east mining area BayanObo deposit Inner Mongolia 



This work was supported by the Project “Research and development of geological information product system and social service” (No. DD20160353) of China Geological Survey.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mingchao Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Jingchao Li
    • 1
  • Yike Li
    • 3
  • Qunchao Zuo
    • 1
  • Lei Yao
    • 1
  • Hui Chen
    • 1
  • Wanjuan Liang
    • 1
  1. 1.Development Research Center of China Geological SurveyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Faculty of Earth Sciences and ResourcesChina University of GeosciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Research Center for Strategy of Global Mineral ResourceChinese Academy of Geological SciencesBeijingChina

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