The Future of Discovery
“Minelab listened to the marketplace and
designed a detector that incorporates technology,
functionality and flexibility that, until now, we
could only dream about.”
“On first seeing the CTX 3030 its overall look and
list of features are impressive and it was obvious
from the first time I used this machine that it has
an air of superiority about it.
Field Tester – USA
I feel the bar has just been raised in coin &
relic hunting with the CTX 3030’s capability
to separate targets with so much more visual
information, it’s exciting.”
The waterproof all-terrain CTX 3030 is the ultimate
high performance TREASURE detector.
Field Tester – Australia
Main Features
• 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).
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.
• 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.
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.
• 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.
‘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.
• Full Colour Display
The full colour LCD clearly displays more target information than ever before
and greatly enhances the CTX 3030’s discrimination capabilities.
With the unrivalled performance of the CTX 3030
you’ll experience The Future of Discovery!
• GPS Locating
“The balance of this detector is far superior to
previous FBS models. Frankly, better than any
other detector I’ve used with this sized coil.”
Field Tester – USA
Rear Speaker
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.
Headphones
(KOSS UR30)
• PC Mapping (with Google Maps)
Headphone
Socket
USB Connection
Pinpointing Trigger
Comfort Grip
Colour LCD Screen
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
Module
(WM 10)
• 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.
Built-in
Speaker
• 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.
• Multi-Languages
You can choose from 9 different languages: English, French, German, Italian,
Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish or Turkish.
11-inch Coil
(CTX 11)
Full Carbon
Fibre Shaft
¼-inch
Headphone
Module
• Key Technologies
•
•
Adjustable Armrest
•
•
Battery Pack
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.
*Standard headphones, removable headphone module and WM 10 module are not waterproof.
^WM 10 supplied with Standard Pack only. Available as accessory for Starter Pack.
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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. Quickly select between 2 discrimination patterns (P1, P2) for each Search Mode. Activate Target
Trace to view real-time visual target information. Use Target Trace Pinpoint for target verification.
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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. Quickly select between
three zoom levels (10 x 10, 20 x 20, 100 x 100) giving close up and wide views. The Fe Co target data
can also be displayed so you can navigate and detect at the same time. Map details can be turned on
or off for easy viewing.
Roman Treasures
American Civil War Artefacts
The reach of the Roman empire was extensive
as it prevailed across Europe, Western Asia and
North Africa. Our modern day world continues
to reflect the strength of its influence through
everything from language to law, government
and trade.
It is amazing what can be uncovered across
the well trodden battle fields of the Southern
States of America....
Each one of these Civil War bullets is a misfire
that had to be extracted from the gun barrel.
These bullets were pulled from the barrel
using a screw, corkscrew or other device
attached to the end of a ramrod. Each one
exhibits unusual features such as exceptionally
large screw holes, very distinct screw threads,
multiple holes or deep holes making the
collection particularly interesting.
When Roman rule was nearing its end...
citizens, concerned for their valuables (great
and small) hid them in the safest place
available to them... deep in the ground
beneath their feet. Many would never again
return to reclaim their hidden valuables and
so their legacy has lain hidden in the ground
undisturbed for centuries – waiting to be
discovered and preserved... waiting for their
story to be revealed...
Every day, keen detectorists have the
opportunity to uncover history...
For many detectorists, where something has been found is just
as important as what has been found. The first explorers created
geographic maps and charts to aid discovery. From ancient hand
drawn maps to the latest GPS enabled devices, this mapping can
now be achieved with ease and more accuracy.
Throughout the ages of history precious treasures have been
created, admired, gifted, lost and stolen. Many daring explorers have
searched in vain for these historic and valuable discoveries. While
there have been countless stories of fabulous buried riches being
found – from the coins of ancient empires to battlefield
Erraticartefacts
Target Trace–
indicating rusty junk
there is still much to be discovered.
The modern day detectorist now has a much greater opportunity to
uncover history by using the CTX 3030. Its advanced discrimination
features, enabled by FBS 2 and Smartfind 2
technologies, allow elusive coins and
treasures to be recovered, even
UP from
previously searched ground.
Noise Cancel
Manual and Automatic Noise
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talking...
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Cancel
options
minimise
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Trace
you
seem to have
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This
achieved the impossible! I located a coin
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Field Tester – UK
100% actual size shown
MAIN
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.
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.)
MODE
DISPLAY
MENU
GEOSTORE
OPTIONS
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.
Set up your detector for the most
convenient operation with your
preferred options. (E.g. Wireless,
Backlight, GPS, Locality, Time
Zone and measurement Units.)
GPS tools enable detectorists to navigate
to a specific location and mark points of
interest along the way. With the CTX 3030, a
separate handheld GPS is no longer required.
Navigating, recording finds and mapping
are now possible through GPSi technology
and the XChange 2 application.
Ground Balance
Improved ability to effectively
“With the CTX 3030’s ability to identify
‘see through’ heavily mineralised
and display multiple targets under the
ground. This can enable accurate
coil simultaneously, I’ve been isolating
detection at greater depth in
and recovering coins from trashy areas
these conditions.
like never before.”
Field Tester – USA
Identify...
Detect...
For quickly accepting or rejecting a detected target, the Identify function
saves you time and effort!
When you are searching, the Detect screen shows you all the target
information you need to find more treasure – you won’t miss anything!
When editing discrimination patterns, there are four edit frame sizes to choose from. Use a fine
edit frame for precision targeting or a coarse frame for quick results ‘on the go’. 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.
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. Quickly select between two discrimination patterns (P1, P2) for each Search Mode. Activate
Target Trace to view real-time visual target information. Use Target Trace Pinpoint for target verification.
Target Trace
Map...
1500 AD
1600 AD
1650 AD
Detect Screen
Tone ID Profile
Store...
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!
For recording find locations and entire treasure hunts, the Store
function does it all!
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. Quickly select
between three zoom levels (10 x 10, 20 x 20, 100 x 100) giving close up and wide views. The FeCo
target data can also be displayed so you can navigate and detect at the same time. Map details can
be turned on or off for easy viewing.
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.
Record your entire detecting session as a GeoHunt for future reference. All information can be
uploaded to a PC and viewed on Google Maps using the XChange 2 application.
Map Screen
WayPoint
1 Button - 3 Zooms
Target Trace displays many
detections per second to offer
greater visual detail of a target’s
identity. Multiple targets are
displayed as coloured ‘hot spots’,
or streaks, across the Detect screen
– turning everyone into experts.
Choose to have on or off while
detecting or during pinpointing.
Select and adjust detection
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
Ground-Coin Separation
Ferrous-Coin
Ferrous-Coin
Separation
Separation
FCS FCS
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!
1 Button - 2 Patterns
Map Quick Menu
Detect Quick Menu
GeoTrail
Target Trace Examples
Low conductive and
high conductive coins
FindPoints bring 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.
GeoHunt
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.
Ground-Coin
Ground-Coin
Separation
Separation
GCS GCS
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
signal stability of good targets in
mineralised ground.
WayPoints are used just like
in other GPS devices. Each
WayPoint comprises of location
and time 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
High conductive coin
and ferrous trash
Target ID Numbers/Depth
Low conductive coin
and ferrous trash
Erratic Target Trace
indicating rusty junk
Accept/Reject Target Cursors
North Pointer GPS On Point Current Position
100% actual size shown
MAIN
LEFT
UP
On/Off
Sensitivity
Noise Cancel
Also gives options for language
selection and detector reset.
Manual and Automatic
Sensitivity options to maximise
detection depth in all ground
conditions.
Manual and Automatic Noise
Cancel options to minimise
external interference. This
ensures faint target signals can
be heard.
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.
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.)
MODE
DISPLAY
Lat.: 34°54’55” S
Long.: 138°33’48’’ E
MENU
GEOSTORE
OPTIONS
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.
Set up your detector for the most
convenient operation with your
preferred options. (E.g. Wireless,
Backlight, GPS, Locality, Time
Zone and measurement Units.)
DOWN
A GeoTrail is a coloured trail on
the Map screen which shows
where you have been detecting.
You can be confident that no
ground has been left unsearched.
GPS Coordinates
The GeoTrail changes colour
34°54’55”
Lat.: 34°54’55”
Lat.:
SLat.:
34°54’55”
S S when being recorded as part of a
Long.:
138°33’48’’
E
Long.: 138°33’48’’
Long.:
E138°33’48’’
EGeoHunt.
RIGHT
Ground Balance
Audio
User
Improved ability to effectively
‘see through’ heavily mineralised
ground. This can enable accurate
detection at greater depth in
these conditions.
Threshold and Volume options
to optimise Audio settings
for your personal hearing and
detecting surroundings.
Select from many functions
and assign your favourite
‘shortcut’.
A 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 your successes and plan
your next hunt. Ten GeoHunts
can be stored in the detector.
Fill in your
favourite treasure
discoveries in
distinctive colours
with XChange 2.
“I have been playing around with the XChange 2
software, and I really like it! I think this software is
going to appeal to the younger detectorist, and the pro
who needs to know exactly where he previously found
something interesting.
Your Detecting Connection
Your world of discovery can now be simply managed on your
personal computer (PC). XChange 2 allows you to store and retrieve
a combination of finds, detector and location data. This information
can also be displayed on Google Maps. It has never been easier to
keep track of your detecting adventures and plan your next hunt.
The ability of designing a search mode, editing a
discrimination pattern, and then naming it before
uploading to the detector, is fantastic!”
Field Tester – UK
Add FindPoint Information
“ Wireless is awesome and the signal is fine even
with the volume cranked.”
Field Tester – Australia
Key Technologies
The CTX 3030 uses advanced electronics and signal
analysis to give you much more information about
buried targets than any other detector.
By connecting the CTX 3030 to XChange 2 you can transfer WayPoints, FindPoints and
GeoHunts to and from your PC (an internet connection is required to view Google Maps). All of
your personal detecting data is stored locally and securely on your PC and is not accessible by
others via the internet.
•
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.
•
Categorise and colour code target types on your maps and arrange in Collection folders.
You can create an unlimited database of your detecting information for future reference.
•
Create new WayPoints for navigating to detecting locations of interest.
•
Edit, rename and download finds, detector settings and location data to your CTX 3030 to
assist with your next hunt.
Coil
Edit Discrimination Patterns
The versatility of XChange 2 is only limited by your imagination. Take your detecting ‘game plan’
to the next level by following treasure trends and identifying potential treasure sites. You can
even share your favourite detector settings and exciting discoveries with friends.
The Future of Discovery
With FBS 2 , Smartfind 2, GPSi and Wi-Stream,
Minelab takes the World’s Best Metal Detection
Technologies to the next level of performance.
GeoHunt
Map Screen
Detect Screen
Audio
WM 10
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.
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.
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.
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.
XChange 2 will change the way you go detecting – forever!
Edit Tone ID Profiles
WM 10 Wireless Module*
Choose from three wireless audio options:
•
Use the built-in speaker on the WM 10
•
Connect the supplied headphones to the ¼-inch
socket on the WM 10
•
Connect your own favourite headphones to the
¼-inch socket on the WM 10
Edit Universal Settings
CTX 3030 Detector Audio
Choose from four wired audio options:
XChange 2 is supplied free on CD with every
CTX 3030 detector and it is also available as a
free App download from www.minelab.com/
apps for everyone to use.
•
Use the built-in speaker on the detector
•
Connect the supplied headphones to the ¼-inch
socket on the Headphone Module
•
Connect your own favourite headphones to the
¼-inch socket on the Headphone Module
•
Connect the waterproof headphones^ to the
waterproof socket after removing the standard
Headphone Module
*Supplied with Standard Pack only. Available as accessory for Starter Pack.
^ Available as accessory.
Software
Upgrades
With the CTX 3030 you can now
upgrade your detector software
– simply connect to the internet
and XChange 2 to download
the latest version.
Look forward to exciting new
developments from Minelab!
Starter Pack (part # 3228-0102)
Standard Pack (part # 3228-0101)
Overview
Ultimate performance multi-frequency TREASURE detector with enhanced
FeCo discrimination, integrated GPS and wireless audio options, all in a sleek
rugged design that is waterproof (IP67 rating) to 10 ft (3 m).
Search Modes
10 fully customisable, including 5 preset (Coins, Beach, Relic, Silver & High Trash)
2 Pinpoint options (Normal and Sizing)
Discrimination Patterns
20 fully customisable (2 per Search Mode)
Discrimination Type
Enhanced Colour discrimination (35 Fe x 50 Co = 1750 segments), Target
Trace, Target Trace Pinpoint, Tone ID Profiles, Target Separation (Ferrous-Coin
and Ground-Coin), Accept/Reject cursors
Ground Compensation
Auto Compensation and Auto Ground Balance
Noise Cancel
Auto and Manual (11 channels)
Threshold
Level adjustment (1–50), Pitch adjustment (1–30)
Sensitivity
Auto and Manual (1–30)
Display
Full colour LCD with backlight and adjustable brightness (1–10)
Standard Coil (CTX 11)
11-inch waterproof Double-D smart coil
Audio Outputs
Built-in speaker, standard ¼-inch non-waterproof socket, custom waterproof
socket (Minelab accessory headphones only)
Wireless Audio (WM 10)
No (available as accessory)
Headphones
KOSS UR30 (100 ohm) supplied with detector (non-waterproof )
Batteries (Li-ion pack)
Yes (with fast charger). 12 V car adapter supplied with Standard Pack only
Batteries (8 x AA pack)
No (available as accessory)
Length
Min 37 in. (940 mm) – Max 55.3 in. (1405 mm)
Weight
5.20 lbs (2.36 kgs) including Li-ion battery pack
PC Connection
XChange 2 (via USB) compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7
Key Technologies
FBS 2, Smartfind 2, GPSi, Wi-Stream
Yes (supplied with detector)
Yes (supplied with detector^)
Accessories
CTX 06 Smart Coil (part # 3011-0114)
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.
CTX 17 Smart Coil (part # 3011-0116)
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.
Waterproof Headphones (part # 3011-0134)
These fully submersible headphones provide excellent audio for all
weather conditions and underwater use.
WM 10 Wireless Module* (part # 3011-0120)
This module provides clear wireless audio without any perceivable time
delay. Use the built-in speaker or your choice of headphones.
Replaceable Battery Pack*^ (part # 3011-0117)
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.
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(Oceania & Asia)
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Australia
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Fax: +61 (0) 8 8238 0890
Email: minelab@minelab.com.au
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(North & South America)
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Downers Grove, IL. 60515
USA
Tel: +1 888 949 6522
Fax: +1 630 401 8180
Email: info@minelabamericas.com
Your Detecting Connection
Easily manage your detecting and location
data. XChange 2 is supplied on the CTX 3030
CD, or is available as a FREE download from:
www.minelab.com/apps
Minelab®, CTX®, Smartfind™ 2, FBS™ 2, Wi-Stream™,
GPSi™, FindPoint®, GeoHunt™, GeoTrail™, XChange Your
Detecting Connection™, Target Trace™, Ferrous-Coin
Separation™, Ground-Coin Separation™ are trademarks
of Minelab Electronics Pty. Ltd. Google Maps is a
trademark of Google Inc. u-blox is a trademark of u-blox
Holding AG.