Enjoy the freedom of wireless audio with the versatility of built-in speaker and headphone options.
With Minelab’s exclusive integrated GPS, you can navigate to your favorite locations and record your finds. Transfer your detecting information onto Google Maps using the XChange 2 PC application.
‘Switch on and go’ simplicity, five preset search modes and many automatic functions make it easy for the beginner to get started. Advanced features are easily accessible at the touch of a button for the experienced treasure hunter.
With the unrivaled performance of the CTX 3030 you’ll experience the future of discovery!
Minelab CTX-3030 metal detector includes the following items.
- 11" coil cover
- USB cable
- Coil hardware
- X-Change 2 CD
- Arm rest strap
- Extra battery pack
- Auto (car) charger
- Battery charging station
- Universal AC wall adapter
- Li-ion rechargeable battery
- Wireless headphone module
- 11" waterproof DD smart coil
- Removable headphone module
- Easy-to-use getting started guide
- UR-30 headphones (use standard or wireless)
Features and benefits:
- Waterproof: You can go detecting anywhere with this versatile treasure detector. You have the flexibility of land and underwater detecting as the CTX 3030 is waterproof* to 10 ft (3 m)
- Wireless audio: Have the freedom to detect without your headphones being attached to your detector. With the WM 10 wireless module you have the choice of using the built-in speaker, supplied headphones or your own favorite headphones
- Ultimate FeCo discrimination: with ferrous (Fe) and conductivity (Co) target resolution, plus adjustable tone ID profiles, you can detect (accept) the targets you want to and ignore (reject) the rest. With target trace and target separation, you can identify multiple targets simultaneously for accurate detecting results
- Full color display: The full color LCD clearly displays more target information than ever before and greatly enhances the CTX 3030’s discrimination capabilities
- GPS locating: See where you have been, and where you are going, by using the map screen and navigation tool
- GeoTrails show the ground that you have already covered
- WayPoints mark points of interest
- FindPoints mark your treasure locations
- GeoHunts record your entire detecting adventure
- PC mapping (with Google Maps): Upload all of your detector settings and treasure locations to your PC using the XChange 2 application. Attach photos and text to your finds, group them into categories. View the locations on Google Maps. You can also download data to your detector for re-exploring favorite areas
- Quick menus (and smart functions): Quick menus give you easy access to ‘on the go’ adjustments. Smart functions (sensitivity,noise cancel, audio, ground balance) and a customizable user button allow fast changes to your most used controls while detecting
- Ergonomic design: The well balanced design has all the battery weight behind the armrest for comfortable detecting. The detector is fully adjustable to suit your needs
- Multi-languages: You can choose from 9 different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish
- FBS 2 uses multiple frequency transmission and coil-to-detector data communication to find more targets in variable ground conditions
- Smartfind 2 provides digital signal processing and precision FeCo discrimination, with color target information, for the best target identification results
- GPSi has very high sensitivity for accurate recording of geo locations
- Wi-Stream creates very fast wireless audio with no loss of sound quality
*Standard headphones, removable headphone module and WM 10 module are not waterproof.
Coin, Relic, Jewellery & Beach (waterproof 10ft)
FBS 2, Smartfind 2, GPSi, Wi-Stream
Multiple frequencies: 1.5 - 100kHz
11-inch waterproof Double-D smart coil
Built-in speaker, standard ¼-inch non-waterproof socket, custom waterproof socket (Minelab accessory headphones only)
KOSS UR30 (100 ohm) supplied with detector (non-waterproof )
Full color LCD with backlight and adjustable brightness (1–10)
XChange 2 (via USB) compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7
Settings saved automatically while detecting and remain until changed or reset
Accurate gauge active in normal detecting and Pinpoint mode
10 fully customisable, including 5 preset (Coins, Beach, Relic, Silver & High Trash)
Smartfind 2TM 2 dimensional color discrimination: Ferrous 35, Conductivity 50 - 20 fully customizable discrimination patterns (2 per Search Mode)
Customizable Tone ID Profiles - 1, 2 ferrous (Fe), 2 conductive (Co), 4 Fe, 4 Co, 35 Fe, 50 Co or Combined
Normal, Long, Smooth & Pitch Hold
Auto Compensation and Auto Ground Balance
Ground Balance Type
Non-motion with modulated audio and visual crosshair on LCD, 2 modes: normal and sizing
Auto and Manual (1–30)
Tune / Noise Cancel
Manual & Automatic (11 channels)
Level adjustment (1–50), Pitch adjustment (1–30)
Target Volume Adjust
Limit & Gain (1 to 30)
Li-ion pack with fast charger. 12 V car adapter supplied with Standard Pack only
Low battery alert
Audio & visual indication.
Min 37 in. (940 mm) – Max 55.3 in. (1405 mm)
5.20 lbs (2.36 kgs) including Li-ion battery pack
3 years control box & coil
Being relatively new to the hobby, I do not feel qualified (yet) to post a review of this detector. It has a steep learning curve, but the more familiar I become with how it operates and what it tells you, the more impressed I am. Make no mistake - this detector tells you a LOT. It's just on you to figure out what it's saying.
So - look to other reviews about the device itself. What I can say with confidence is High Plains Prospectors has been a treat to do business with. They have proven to be very genuine, helpful, and knowledgable - and willing to answer questions as they come up after the sale. Top notch business - thanks all!
Everything came in, I was amazed at the amount of items that was in the package
I did think that a carry bag was in the items listed , but Hey Im completely satisfied.
PS so many items were in the package....I just knew I was going to find a Jeep 4 wheeler in there...5 stars doesn't really do it...Thanks again Rick
Upon receiving package I'm very impressed w purchase. Receiving extra were a bonus, and hope to do business with Highland again in the future. Thanks for a smooth transaction 5star all the way. Fast shipping as described, thanks again. I'm still reading manuals and books haven't unpacked detector yet, and will update upon using the machine
High Plains Prospectors did a great job in providing my order on time and then going even further walking me through some troubled spots I was experiencing.
I do recommend High Plains Prospectors.
I decided to buy the CTX 3030 after owning three Garrett's in the late 60's and early 70's. While these were good and extremely simple to use I decided to get a detector that would challenge me and go deeper. After watching Gary Drayton on TV and seeing what machine he was using I figured he was using the best so I decided to go with the CTX 3030. I found High Plains Prospectors on the internet and went down to check them out. I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into the store. I could see it had a full line of products to choose from. I was greeted by Travis who operates the store. He was a great help to me in getting started on my quest to learn the detector. I went out the first time without learning much of anything. Came back in about 2 hours. Figured out that I had some work to do before the next outing. I hit the books and the next trip out was much better. I repeated that process again and a little more pleased with the results. Getting better the more I learn. I am retired so I have plenty of time especially since winter is coming on to learn more about how to operate the 3030. Again I can't say enough about the service at High Plains Prospectors.