Light er, smaller MT coil: Gerald Graham (Senior Engineer) and Christ ine Thompson (Field Technician) hold aloft the old and new Phoenix coils.
Exploring a near-surface anomaly: University of Toronto graduate student, Carlos Flores and Dr. Ron Kurtz of the Geological Survey of
Canada investigate geothermal zone at
Meager Mountain, British Columbia in the
1980s. Exploration rule # 1: there
Phoenix has developed a new MT coil, model MTC-50, to replace model MTC-48.
The new coil is 10% shorter and 40% lighter than the previous model but still gives the same excellent low-frequency performance. The MTC-50 has several advantages over the MTC-48. At just 10.5 kilograms, it is about six kilograms lighter than the MTC- 48.
This light-weight portability is especially important for MT surveys in mountainous and remote regions where equipment has to be backpacked into the survey area. The new coil is also approximately 12 centimetres shorter and the diameter considerably less than the old model.
This smaller package makes the coil easier to transport and carry into the field. The calibration and signal cables have been combined into a single cable, eliminating the calibration connector and separate calibration cable. The coil is easier to manufacture, more reliable and waterproof.
Upgrade to MTC-50 with Trade-In Credit
Owners of MTC-48 coils can receive a trade-in credit for their units if they wish to upgrade to the new MTC-50 coils.