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CTX 3030 Full details released!

May 11, 2012 09:59am

Brenton O'Brien
Brenton metal detecting

Discussion of the new CTX 3030 metal detector has been lighting up detecting forums across the world. Many questions have been asked and much has been speculated. Today Minelab is releasing full product details on the CTX 3030!

To hit the ground running with public information on this new detector we shipped pre-production units to a number of our Treasure Talk detecting experts. They have had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the detector and learn all its features and functions out in the field. Now armed with a wealth of practical knowledge, they will provide you with detailed information about the CTX 3030’s performance. They will also reveal how the CTX 3030 and its new features are increasing their finds.

Brenton O'Brien using the CTX 3030 metal detector

Out detecting with the CTX 3030 metal detector

New Treasure Talk articles about the CTX 3030 will be posted on a daily basis from the following Treasure Talk bloggers: Nenad Lonic, Phil Beck, Des Dunne, Randy Horton, Gordon Heritage, Mark Williams, Julian Evan-Hart, Gary Drayton and Tony Diana over the coming weeks. Our other Treasure Talk bloggers will also be joining them over time.

Today three blog posts have been published to start the series. These are first impression overviews of the detector from Randy Horton, Gordon Heritage and Mark Williams.

Here are some links to learn more about the CTX 3030:
 CTX 3030 First impressions by Gordon Heritage 
 The Fututure of Discovery by Randy Horton
 CTX 3030 The separator by Mark Williams
 TV commercial
 CTX 3030 brochure (pdf)
 CTX 3030 website (  
 CTX 3030 Success Stories

The CTX 3030 with CTX17 search coil

The CTX 3030 metal detector with CTX17 - 17 x 13-inch Double-D coil

Over the next few weeks there will be videos, product feature reviews, step-by-step instructions and many more blog posts on how to get the most from the CTX 3030.

As always, we appreciate your comments and question, so please be sure to sign up and/or log in to give us your feedback. So is the CTX 3030 really The Future of Discovery? Now you can let us know!

Brenton O’Brien


do we know what the price is yet please?
Posted By: jay69hay on May 11, 2012 10:20pm
Looks and sounds fantastic.Cant wait for Wolfgang at Minelab Capetown to get his sample for testing and get his comments, and the price,please,how much?
Posted By: Ricochet on May 12, 2012 06:01pm
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