To start with the actual question: What software was used to create these cross sections? (PDF, aprox. 10MB)
I have been really struggling to find a good software package that can generate professional cross sections. Most software focuses on 3D visualization but analysts want to see actual cross sections. I've already asked a similar question here but this time my requirements are more complex. Where before I only cared about visualization of straight-line boreholes now I need to visualize mining drillhole survey data within section slices of variable thickness. These drillholes are mostly inclined and curved, often slightly spiraled in attempts to intersect subsurface mineralized zones.
- Import drillhole and visualize drillhole surveys & data; collars, surveys, assays, lithology, etc.
- Must support deviated and inclined drill holes
- Create subsurface geology models from drillhole data and display on sections
- Import and visualize 3D DXF and other 3D (Leapfrog) subsurface models in sectional view
- Define section slices (variable thickness) in plan view
- able to view sections from various directions (Looking North, South, any azimuth)
- Edit completed section output (adjust labels, colors, layout)
- 3D view and navigation is NOT necessary
It seems that the above linked sections satisfy all or most of these parameters. I would really appreciate If someone can suggest software that has these capabilities.
I've already tried and dismissed: Gemcom GEMS, Geosoft Target, CrossView for ArcGIS
Here is an example from the linked document. (Detour Gold Corporation):