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Minelab CTX-3030 Metal Detectors

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The waterproof all-terrain 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 among junk littered areas, in all ground conditions.

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.

Best Of All - Easy To Use!

'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 unrivalled performance of the CTX 3030 you'll experience
The Future of Discovery!

New Informational Videos


Getting Started with the CTX 3030

In the Getting Started with the CTX 3030 video you will see the difference between the two model variants: the Standard and Starter Pack. Assembling the CTX 3030 is a breeze and the video shows you just how simple it is to put together and charge the supplied Li-Ion battery. Then you’ll see a quick overview of the control panel, and how the buttons and functions have been laid out to make the detector intuitive and easy to use.


CTX 3030 Discrimination Advantages

In the Discrimination Advantages video learn about the revolutionary discrimination features of the CTX 3030 metal detector, such as Target Trace, Target Trace Pinpoint, Tone ID Profiles, Ferrous-Coin Separation and Ground-Coin Separation.


CTX 3030 The Future of Discovery

Learn about the new CTX 3030 treasure detector from Minelab. In this introductory video you’ll discover the main features of this revolutionary detector, such as the colour Smartfind 2 display, integrated GPS and PC mapping with XChange 2.


Go Detecting Anywhere with the CTX 3030

Nenad Lonic explains the waterproof features of the CTX 3030 and provides some tips about how to prepare the detector for use in water. The CTX 3030 can be fully submersed in water up to a depth of three metres in both fresh and salt water. Waterproof headphones are available as an optional accessory as well as two waterproof smart coils; CTX 06 (6-inch coil) and CTX 17 (17 x 13-inch coil).

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Main Features

Waterproof 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 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 internal speaker, supplied headphones or your own favourite headphones.
FeCo FeCo Discrimination With Ferrous (Fe) and Conductivity (Co) target resolution, plus adjustable Tone ID Profiles, you can detect the targets you want to and ignore the rest. With Target Trace and Target Separation, you can identify multiple targets simultaneously for accurate detecting results.
GPS GPS Locating See where you have been and where you are going by using the Map screen and Navigation Tool.New GPS functions, such as GeoTrails, WayPoints, FindPoints and GeoHunts, allow you to leave your handheld GPS at home!
PC Mapping PC Mapping 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 favourite areas.
Full Color Display Full Color Display The full colour LCD clearly displays more target information than ever before and greatly enhances the CTX 3030's discrimination capabilities.
 
Full Color Display Quick Menus give you easy access to 'on the go' adjustments. Smart functions (Sensitivity, Noise Cancel, Audio, Ground Balance) and a customisable User button allow fast changes to your most used controls while detecting.
Full Color Display 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.
 
Full Color Display Mult-Languages You can choose from 9 different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish.
 

“Discover history with the CTX 3030 and record your treasure finds!”

Functions

CTX 3030 Identify For quickly accepting or rejecting a detected target, the Identify function saves you time and effort! Edited patterns are automatically saved within your current Search Mode. Auto accept/reject discrimination features are also available for fast pattern editing using sample targets.
Target Trace Target Trace displays many detections per second to offer greater visual detail of a target's identity. Multiple targets are displayed as colored hot spots, or streaks, accross the Detect Screen - turning everyone into experts. Choose to have on or off while detecting or during pinpointing.
Tone ID Profile Tone ID Profile select and adjust detecetion audio tones so you can clearly hear the differences between valuable 'accepted' targets before deciding to dig. Eight Tone ID Profiles are available. Audio responses can be matched with FeCo discrimination patterns for maximum versatility.
Ferrous-Coin Separation Ferrous-Coin Separation separates ferrous (iron) targets from coin-like targets to improve the identification of coin-like targets that are in very close proximity to ferrous targets. Find the treasure others have missed!
Ground-Coin Separation Ground-Coin Separation separates ground signals from coin-like targets to improve the identification of coin-like targets that are affected by ground signals. This greatly improves the stability of good targets in mineralized ground.
CTX 3030 Identify When you are searching, the Detect screen shows you all the target information you need to find more treasure – you won't miss anything! The colour display, Ferrous and Conductivity numbers, numerical depth indicator and sensitivity panel will give you more confidence to find those elusive good targets in heavily searched and high trash areas.
Target Trace Examples:
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Low conductive and high conductive coins
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High conductive coin and ferrous trash
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Low conductive coin and ferrous trash
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Erratic Target Trace indicating rusty junk
CTX 3030 Identify When you want to check treasure locations or ground you have covered, the Map screen shows you the way – no need for a separate GPS! The GeoTrail displays the path where you have been so you don't waste time detecting the same ground twice. Use WayPoints and FindPoints to create your own treasure map.
Navigation Tool Navigation Tool Use the Navigation Tool to guide you to the next detecting site. No need to use a separate GPS device. Use the direction and distance indicators to locate where you finished detecting yesterday/last week/last year. Navigate to WayPoints you have created on Google Maps and downloaded to your detector. Go back to a previously marked FindPoint to search for more treasure.
CTX 3030 Identify For recording find locations and entire treasure hunts, the Store function does it all! WayPoints are used as general position markers to easily navigate to your favourite locations. FindPoints capture location, detector and target data for storing details of your treasure finds.
WayPoint WayPoint is used just like in other GPS devices. Each WayPoint comprises of time and location data. You can use WayPoints to mark general locations of interest and for navigating to detecting areas. One hundred WayPoints can be stored in the detector.
FindPoint FindPoint brings together all of the important information you need to know about your treasure finds. WayPoint data is combined with target data and detector settings, at the time of discovery, to create a FindPoint. One hundred FindPoints can be stored in the detector.
GeoTrail GeoTrail is a colored trail on the Map screen which shows where you have been detecting. You can be confident that no ground has been left unsearched. The GeoTrail changes color when being recorded as part of a GeoHunt.
GeoHunt GeoHunt is made up of your GeoTrail and any WayPoints and FindPoints you mark along the way. A GeoHunt is displayed on the Map screen and can be placed onto Google Maps to record you successes and plan your next hunt. Ten GeoHunts can be stored in the detector.
Control box
Mode Mode
Choose from 10 customisable Search Modes. Five of these modes are preset to get you started (Coins, Beach, Relic, Silver and High Trash). Each Search Mode has two adjustable discrimination patterns.
Display Display
Customise the Map and Detect screens to display the information you want see. (E.g. Large ID Panel, Navigation Tool, Sensitivity Panel and GPS coordinates.)
GeoStore GeoStore
Easily access and sort your detecting and location data for quick reference in the field. View the details and navigate to your saved WayPoints, FindPoints, and GeoHunts.
Options Options
Set up your detector for the most convenient operation with your preferred options. (E.g. Wireless, Backlight, GPS, Locality, Time Zone and measurement Units.)
On / Off On / Off
Also gives options for language selection and detector reset.
Sensitivity Sensitivity
Manual and Automatic Sensitivity options to maximise detection depth in all ground conditions.
Noise Cancel Noise Cancel
Manual and Automatic Noise Cancel options to minimise external interference. This ensures faint target signals can be heard.
Ground Balance Ground Balance
Improved ability to effectively 'see through' heavily mineralised ground. This can enable accurate detection at greater depth in these conditions.
Audio Audio
Threshold and Volume options to optimise Audio settings for your personal hearing and detecting surroundings.
User User
Select from many functions and assign your favourite 'shortcut'.
 

Your world of discovery can now be simply managed on your PC. XChange 2 allows you to store and retrieve detecting data, and also display this on Google Maps.

It has never been easier to keep track of your detecting adventures and plan your next hunt. XChange 2 will change the way you go detecting – forever!

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Add FindPoint Information

Add text comments and photos to your finds and/or hunts.

Important detecting information can now all be stored in one place with one PC application.

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Edit Discrimination Patterns

Create and edit discrimination patterns on your PC and then download them to your detector.

Each detector Search Mode contains two discrimination patterns

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Edit Tone ID Profiles

Customise Tone ID Profiles by changing the size and frequency of each section.

Then download to your CTX 3030 for advanced detecting!

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Edit Universal Settings

Personalise your CTX 3030 even further by adjusting univeral detector settings such as Audio, Sensitivity, Backlight, Wireless and GPS.

 

“CTX 3030 Key Technologies ”

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CTX 3030 uses advanced electronics and signal analysis to give you much more information about buried targets than any other detector.

With FBS 2, Smartfind 2, GPSi and Wi-Stream, Minelab takes the World's Best Metal Detection Technologies to the next level of performance.

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FBS

FBS 2 combines Minelab's FBS multiple frequency rectangular-wave transmission (1.5 kHz –100 kHz) with advanced digital coil-to-detector communications.

The precisely calibrated smart coils and detector electronics allow advanced signal analysis for more accurate detection.

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Smartfind 2

Smartfind 2 greatly enhances Minelab's FeCo Discrimination to analyse and display a target's Ferrous (Fe) and Conductive (Co) properties on a full colour LCD.

Ultra-fast microcontrollers carry out digital signal processing to provide significantly improved target separation.

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GPSi

GPSi uses the high performance and flexibility of a u-blox GPS positioning engine to seamlessly integrate location and time data with detector settings and target information.

This creates WayPoint, FindPoint and GeoHunt files that are compatible with XChange 2.

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Wi-Stream

Wi-Stream uses efficient low-power digital audio transmission to achieve no perceivable audio time lag (<10 ms) from the CTX 3030 to the WM 10.

With multiple channel capability, this wireless technology provides reliable communication with maximum sound quality.

 

“5 Major Accessories For CTX 3030 ”

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CTX 06 Smart Coil

The waterproof 6-inch round Double-D coil is very sensitive to small targets, and perfect for finding treasure in high trash areas. It is also ideal for manoeuvring in difficult terrain. A protective skidplate is included.

 
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CTX 17 Smart Coil

The waterproof 17 × 13-inch elliptical Double-D coil provides maximum depth for specialised treasure hunting. It is also great for wide ground coverage in open spaces. A protective skidplate is included.

 
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Waterproof Headphones

These fully submersible headphones provide excellent audio for all weather conditions and underwater use.

 
Wireless
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WM 10 Wireless Module*

This module provides clear wireless audio without any perceivable time delay. Use the built-in speaker or your choice of headphones.

*Supplied with Standard Pack only. Available as accessory for Starter Pack.

 
Battery Pack
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Replaceable Battery Pack*

Forgotten to charge your battery? This pack provides the option of using 8 x AA cells as an alternate power source.

*Supplied with Standard Pack only. Available as accessory for Starter Pack. Not supplied with AA battery cells

 

“CTX 3030 Specifications ”


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