Geology of Alberta: Minecraft Edition

Geology of Alberta: Minecraft Edition

Let’s talk about rocks!

Minecraft is a popular gaming platform for exploring 3D worlds and as part of our commitment to engage with students, teachers and citizen scientists we are creating Minecraft models of selected regions of Alberta's geology.

Join us on a 3D adventure to explore the...


Geology of Alberta

Minecraft Edition!

Video from the Peace River Self-guided Tour Model

Join a virtual reality (360 video) tour of the Peace River area geology Minecraft model narrated by an AGS geologist and learn about the interesting geological features buried deep beneath the surface.

Link to the Minecraft Peace River VR tour page

 Link to the Virtual Reality (360 video) guided tour page


Click on the regional geology models below for more info and to download the Minecraft files:

Peace River area playable world

Peace River area: Solid Model


Peace River area transparent world

Peace River area: Transparent Model


Peace River area tour world

Peace River area: Self-guided Tour Model

Why build geological models in Minecraft?

We are developing Minecraft models to engage with people of all ages as they explore Alberta’s subsurface geology in a whole new way. These models bring robust scientific information from our 3D Geological Framework to an interactive gaming platform, allowing users to mine through the subsurface while discovering and learning about Alberta’s geology.

The AGS’s first Minecraft models were built for the Peace River area in northwestern Alberta. Using a selected set of geological surfaces from our 3D Peace River Geological Model the Minecraft models were created by translating the geological model into Minecraft-readable format. The models cover an area of 74 471 km2.

Learn More

Peace River Geological Model

Investigation of Odours and Emissions from Heavy Oil and Bitumen in the Peace River Oil Sands Area: 3-D Geological Modelling and Petroleum Geochemistry

Questions ?

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions on what you would like to see included within our Minecraft models, please send an email to


These Minecraft worlds were built by the Alberta Geological Survey for educational and outreach purposes. This is not an official Minecraft product and is not associated with Mojang