Minelab CTX 3030 Waterproof Metal Detector
Minelab CTX 3030 Waterproof Metal Detector

Minelab CTX 3030 Waterproof Metal Detector

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The waterproof, all-terrain Minelab CTX 3030 is the ultimate high performance treasure detector.

Discover more historical treasures with the most accurate target identification available. With a full color LCD and advanced target trace discrimination you will find more treasure, even amongst junk littered areas, in all ground conditions.

 Key Features, additional search coils, videos and specifications below. 



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
  • 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)


Key Features

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

Key technologies:

  • 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

Coil (standard)

11-inch waterproof Double-D smart coil

Audio Output

Built-in speaker, standard ¼-inch non-waterproof socket, custom waterproof socket (Minelab accessory headphones only)

Headphones Supplied

KOSS UR30 (100 ohm) supplied with detector (non-waterproof )

Visual Display

Full colour LCD with backlight and adjustable brightness (1–10)



Product ID


USB Connectivity

XChange 2 (via USB) compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7


Settings saved automatically while detecting and remain until changed or reset

Depth Indication

Accurate gauge active in normal detecting and Pinpoint mode

Detect Modes

10 fully customisable, including 5 preset (Coins, Beach, Relic, Silver & High Trash)


Smartfind 2TM 2 dimensional colour discrimination: Ferrous 35, Conductivity 50 - 20 fully customisable discrimination patterns (2 per Search Mode)



Audio tone

Customisable Tone ID Profiles - 1, 2 ferrous (Fe), 2 conductive (Co), 4 Fe, 4 Co, 35 Fe, 50 Co or Combined

Audio Type

Normal, Long, Smooth & Pitch Hold

Ground Balance

Auto Compensation and Auto Ground Balance

Ground Balance Type


Trash Density



Non-motion with modulated audio and visual crosshair on LCD, 2 modes: normal and sizing

Sensitivity Adjust

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



Search Coils

CTX 06 Smart Coil



CTX 17 Smart Coil



Coiltek 10x5 - inch Elliptical Coil



Coiltek 14x9 - inch Double D Coil












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