CTX 3030

CTX 3030

The Future of Discovery
The waterproof all-terrain CTX 3030 is the ultimate high performance treasure detector! Discover more historical treasures with the most accurate target identification available.


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 colour LCD and advanced Target Trace discrimination you will find more treasure, even amongst 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 favourite 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 unrivalled performance of the CTX 3030 you’ll experience The Future of Discovery!



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).

*Standard headphones, removable headphone module and WM 10 module are not waterproof.

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 favourite areas.

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 favourite headphones.

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 customisable User button allow fast changes to your most used controls while detecting.

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.

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 Colour Display

The full colour LCD clearly displays more target information than ever before and greatly enhances the CTX 3030’s discrimination capabilities.


You can choose from 9 different languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish.

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.
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 colour 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.


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 (100ohm) supplied with detector (non waterproof)
Visual DisplayFull colour 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 presets (Coins, Beach, Relic, Silver & High Trash)
DiscriminationSmartfind2™2 dimensional colour discrimination: Ferrous 35, Conductivity 50 - 20 fully customisable discrimination patterms (2 per Search Mode)
Audio ToneCustomisable 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
Ground Balance Type-
Trash Density-
PinpointNon-motion with modulated audio and visual crosshair on LCD, 2 modes: normal and sizing
Sensitivity AdjustAuto and Manual (1-30)
Tune/Noise CancelAuto and Manual (11 channels)
ThresholdLevel adjustment (1-50) Pitch adjustment (1-30)
Target Volume AdjustLimit & Gain (1-30)
BatteryLi-Ion pack with fast charger. 12 V car adapter supplied with Standard Pack only
Low Battery AlertAudio & visual indication
LengthMin 37 in. (940mm) - Max 55.3 in. (1405mm)
Weight5.20 lbs (2.36kg) including Li-Ion battery pack
Warranty3 years control box & coil


To further enhance the performance of your Minelab detector, an extensive range of accessories are available. These accessories are designed to add to your detectors versatility when you need to adapt to various detecting environments.

Genuine Minelab accessories ranging from cables to coils are designed to deliver optimum performance and as a result are supplied with a global Minelab warranty.

A selection of Minelab accessory coils has also been designed to help you find more treasure across a range of environments and ground conditions. Whether you are looking for deep treasure in flat open ground, or searching in constricted spaces, there is an accessory coil that will optimise your detectors performance.



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 maneuvering in difficult terrain. A protective skidplate is included.

Part No. 3011-0114

CTX 17 Smart Coil

The waterproof 17 x 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

Part No. 3011-0116

Coiltek 10×5 – inch Elliptical Coil

The 10 x 5″ coil provides excellent sensitivity and target separation complementing the detectors ability. Fully submersible to 3 metres this coil matches the detectors submersible capabilities. This coil makes pinpointing easy, conveying an accurate location for fast retrieval. A protective skidplate is included.

For more information visit the Coiltek website, here.

Part No. C04-0016


Coiltek 14×9 – inch Double D Coil

This new open web elliptical coil is an exciting addition for the CTX 3030 detector. Fully submersible to 3 meters this coil makes pinpointing easy, conveying an accurate location for fast retrieval. It offers the perfect footprint when it comes to size without compromising depth.

Read our Treasure Talk blog ‘Optimising Opportunities for CTX 3030’ detectorists with the new 14×9 coil here.

For more information visit the Coiltek website, here.

Batteries & Chargers

Replaceable Battery Pack

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

*Stand alone battery pack is not waterproof. To become waterproof the battery must be attached to the waterproof seal on the CTX 3030.

Part No. 3011-0117

Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack

Replacement rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack. Charge via Minelab BC 10 battery charger.

*Stand alone battery pack is not waterproof. To become waterproof the battery must be attached to the waterproof seal on the CTX 3030.

Part No. 3011-0299


BC 10 Battery Charger

Charges GPZ 7000 and CTX 3030 Li-Ion battery pack.

Part No. 3011-0128


Audio Accessories

WM 10 Wireless Audio Module

Allows you to listen to Audio Wirelessly for greater freedom of movement. More than one WM 10 can be connected to CTX for group training or dual-mono immersive sound.

Part No. 3011-0120

Koss Headphones

Part No. 3011-0214

Waterproof Koss Headphones

Part No. 3011-0134

Headphone Module

Part No. 3011-0119


Carry Bag

Detector Carry Bag

Fits all Minelab Detectors

Part No. 3011-0277

What's In The Box

CTX 3030
● Control Unit & Shaft – CTX 3030
● Coil – CTX 11 Coil
● Wired Headphones
● Wireless Audio Module
● Battery Pack

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