The model was constructed as part of a 3D models for teaching project as an idealised and generalised view of a classic geological location. The model was built by BGS in 2010 using GSI3D and is calculated using a digital elevation model (DEM).
This model is a small section of an area of North Yorkshire modelled at 1:250 000 scale that covers 18 km2.
When you first land in the world there will be signposts with information to get you started.
Once you've got your bearings you can fly around the 3D model by double-tapping then holding the space bar, which will cause you to fly up into the air.
The geological units for each model have been grouped together in order to accommodate the limited Minecraft glass block palette of 16 colours. Where possible we have tried to emulate the BGS geological unit colours.
|Manmade ground||Black stained glass|
|Glacial deposits, Alston sandstones||Blue stained glass|
|Peat||Brown stained glass|
|Alston limestones||Cyan stained glass|
|Coal bearing rocks||Grey stained glass|
|Great Scar Limestone||Lime stained glass|
|Ingleton Sandstone||Magenta stained glass|
|Great Limestone||Orange stained glass|
|Dent Limestone||Pink stained glass|
|Worston Shales||Purple stained glass|
|River deposits||Yellow stained glass|