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Minelab CTX 3030 Metal Detector

The Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector features Minelab’s exclusive integrated GPS. With this GPS technology, you can navigate to your favorite locations and record your finds. Transfer your detecting information onto Google Maps using the XChange 2 PC application.

With the unrivaled performance of the Minelab CTX 3030 metal detector, you’ll experience The Future of Discovery!


ApplicationCoin, Relic, Jewellery & Beach (waterproof 10ft)
TechnologyFBS 2, Smartfind 2, GPSi, Wi-Stream
Frequency/TransmissionMultiple frequencies: 1.5 – 100kHz
Coil (standard)11-inch waterproof Double-D smart coil
Audio OutputBuilt-in speaker, standard ¼-inch non-waterproof socket, custom waterproof socket (Minelab accessory headphones only)
Headphones SuppliedKOSS UR30 (100 ohm) supplied with detector (non-waterproof)
Visual DisplayFull color LCD with backlight and adjustable brightness (1–10)
Product ID88961
USB ConnectivityXChange 2 (via USB) compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7
MemorySettings saved automatically while detecting and remain until changed or reset
Depth IndicationAccurate gauge active in normal detecting and Pinpoint mode
Detect Modes10 fully customisable, including 5 preset (Coins, Beach, Relic, Silver & High Trash)

Key Features

DiscriminationSmartfind 2TM 2 dimensional colour discrimination: Ferrous 35, Conductivity 50 – 20 fully customisable discrimination patterns (2 per Search Mode)
Audio toneCustomizable Tone ID Profiles – 1, 2 ferrous (Fe), 2 conductive (Co), 4 Fe, 4 Co, 35 Fe, 50 Co or Combined
Audio TypeNormal, Long, Smooth & Pitch Hold
Ground BalanceAuto Compensation and Auto Ground Balance
PinpointNon-motion with modulated audio and visual crosshair on LCD, 2 modes: normal and sizing
Sensitivity AdjustAuto and Manual (1–30)
Tune / Noise CancelManual & Automatic (11 channels)
ThresholdLevel adjustment (1–50), Pitch adjustment (1–30)
Target Volume AdjustLimit & Gain (1 to 30)
BatteryLi-ion pack with fast charger. 12 V car adapter supplied with Standard Pack only
Battery Condition Indicatorshows battery life continually
LengthMin 37 in. (940 mm) – Max 55.3 in. (1405 mm)
Weight5.20 lbs (2.36 kgs) including Li-ion battery pack
Warranty3 years control box & coil

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