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High and Low density Surveys for Commercial Resource Exploration   

Either deployed close together on a dense survey grid in more challenging conditions or set up over a large area for synchronized regional data acquisition, Phoenix UMT systems are versatile, simple to deploy, and scalable.


Phoenix UMT systems have been successfully used in exploration for base and precious metals, oil and gas, and diamonds in over 100 countries.


Weighing about 30kg per station, Phoenix UMT systems are portable by backpack, ATV, snowmobile, or helicopter, from tundra to jungle, in any season. Simplified logistics and easy operation reduce cost, reduce errors, and increase productivity.

Deep Earth Studies

Equipped with broadband induction sensors, the UMT system measures responses from 10,000 Hz to 100,000 seconds and beyond. Select fluxgate sensors can also be used. Low power consumption, a solar power option, massive internal storage, networking for streaming time series, fluxgate compatibility, and a very low noise floor make Phoenix UMT systems highly effective for deep earth research.


The MTU-5C builds on a long tradition: for more than three decades, researchers and institutions around the world have relied on generations of Phoenix systems for deep crustal research, continental crust studies, and Continental mantle studies.

Cracked Earth

Light-weight, easy-to-use equipment with low environmental impact deployment make Phoenix UMT systems highly effective for geothermal exploration. Small UMT crews using passive, man-portable equipment with single-button recording configuration help overcome the inherent challenges of land-access permitting, limited availability of skilled technicians, and rugged terrain.

Geothermal Energy

4D modelling of active volcanism zones is made possible with reliable, low-power Phoenix UMT systems. Scientists in the United States, New Zealand, and Japan are making effective use of MTU-5Cs in their active volcanism research, empowered by the latest generation of Phoenix equipment and the efficiency of streaming time series for easy access to real-time results.

Active Volcanism

Active Volcano
Image by Vincentiu Solomon

Space Weather

The Phoenix MTU-5C/8A system is the first and only AMT/MT instrument deployed to continuously monitor Space Weather signals for grid stability applications. Streaming data from the MTU-5C/8A is uploaded to a server in real-time, and can then be accessed easily. Massive on-board storage and virtually unlimited server-side storage allow extremely long acquisition periods.

Phoenix UMT systems are used world-wide for a range of specialized applications, including carbon sequestration studies, electro-seismic event detection, sub-glacial water flows, coal-bed mapping, railway tunnel route studies, HVDC power line route studies, and earthquake precursor research.

Other Specialized Uses

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