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Minelab CTX 3030 Waterproof Metal Detector with 6" CTX Coil

Minelab CTX 3030 Waterproof Metal Detector with 6" CTX Coil

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Minelab CTX 3030 Waterproof Metal Detector with 6" CTX Coil

CTX 3030 Bundle Includes:  

  • Minelab CTX 3030
  • Minelab 6" CTX Coil

High Plains offers Military Discounts on all Minelab Detectors. 
Please contact High Plains Prospectors for details:  Call: 1-888-236-6580 or email:  info@highplainsprospectors.com

Discover Historical Treasures with Precision.

The waterproof, all-terrain Minelab CTX 3030 is the ultimate high performance treasure detector. Find 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: Explore land and underwater treasures with the CTX 3030, waterproof up to 10 ft (3 m).
  • Wireless Audio: Detach yourself from cables and enjoy wireless audio with built-in speaker and headphone options.
  • Ultimate FeCo Discrimination: Target the treasures you desire and ignore the rest with adjustable tone ID profiles and target separation.
  • Full Color Display: The vivid full color LCD enhances target information and discrimination capabilities.
  • GPS Locating: Map your detecting journey with GeoTrails, WayPoints, FindPoints, and GeoHunts. Use PC mapping with Google Maps to upload and download data.
  • Quick Menus and Smart Functions: Access on-the-go adjustments and customize controls for fast changes while detecting.
  • Ergonomic Design: Comfortable and balanced design with adjustable settings for a personalized experience.
  • Multi-Languages: Choose from 9 different languages for a user-friendly interface.
  • 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, Jewelry & 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 color 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 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)



Audio tone

Customizable 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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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Mark S.
Good Solid Kit

Purchased the Minelab CTX 3030. The kit is a nice solid kit for beginners or someone who has been doing this for years.

Forrest H.
Great deal

I appreciate the correct guidance
You know your stuff
I appreciate the extra tools
Thank you

John L.
Return policy

Company return policy is really great!
Thank you

Dave G.
Minelab CTX 3030 from High Plains Prospectors.

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.

Buying a metal detector

Great people that work there, as they are avid metal detector hunters. They know the products they sell and are willing to help you find the right product for you. I would recommend them to my friends and I will go back and buy from them in the future.

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