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CTX 3030 Discrimination Advantages

Minelab CTX-3030 We are pleased to bring you the new CTX 3030 metal detector. We have been working on this for quite a while now and it is great to finally be able to talk about it. The detector has a heap of great features, some of which haven’t been seen in a metal detector before. From Engineering, we think that you can do great things with this detector. In this post, I'll introduce some of the discrimination features that you haven't seen.

Target Trace will help you tease out those targets that you know are there but have trouble visualising. Minelab’s Smartfind screens have traditionally placed a cursor on the screen at the FeCo target coordinates of the best target that passed under the coil. Unfortunately, in trashy environments the best target wasn’t always the target that you were most interested in. A lot of operators used audio to help locate desirable targets in these environments. Now, with Smartfind 2 you are shown FeCo coordinates in real time. This means that if you pass over two targets that are close together, you will be able to discern the ID of both. The screenshots in the video below show some of what is possible using Smartfind 2.

Target Trace Pinpoint is similar, but accumulates target IDs while pinpointing. Both features allow you to tease targets from trash.

Ferrous-Coin Separation allows you to isolate coin-like targets from ferrous trash in lightly mineralised ground. This is an advanced setting that is capable of identifying a coin underneath a nail. It is an exciting development in identifying targets. Have a look and see how it goes in your area.

Ground-Coin Separation will allow you to clean up your target IDs if you are operating in highly mineralised grounds with light levels of ferrous trash. Together with explicitly ground balancing your detector in these environments you will know what you are digging with more precision than ever. I want to write more in-depth articles in the future as well as talk about heaps of other new features including Tone ID Profiles, target cursors and the User button.

I hope that you enjoy more success in detecting with these and other new tools that are available in the CTX 3030. Our field testers have certainly found these features to give them an advantage both in new areas and hunting areas that they thought had been hunted out.

Good Luck!
Phil Beck


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