Minelab CTX 3030 Waterproof Metal Detector with 6" Coil and Bag
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)
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, Jewelry & 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 customizable, including 5 preset (Coins, Beach, Relic, Silver & High Trash)
Smartfind 2TM 2 dimensional colour 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
A while back I contacted High Plains Prospectors to inquire about the Minelab CTX 3030. I was very hesitant due to the price of the 3030 but ended up deciding to go for it. First of all the customer service was excellent, Drew with High Plains Prospectors reached out to me and answered my questions quickly. And provided a customer service experience like it should be, and how it was in the past, highly impressed and I will continue to do business with them for that reason.
Shipping was fast and well packaged.
As for the CTX 3030, I absolutely love it, and while I have a ways to go to get full benefit out of it, I do not think it is to much for a beginner as I had read from some of the reviews. I think it is a great machine that will take even experienced operators I little time to master but in no way do I think it’s too much for an amateur.