Minelab CTX 3030

GTX3030: Chinese-made fake Minelab CTX 3030. Did it really happen?

A GTX3030 metal detector appeared on Chinese websites. It’s strange but this one looks a bit similar to the already existing Minelab CTX 3030. Don’t pay attention, it’s just a coincidence. There is another name and no Minelab logo. So what claims can be made against the Chinese manufacturer? Minelab’s machine was released in 2012 whereas the release date of the Chinese-made unit is 2018. In addition, Minelab’s device costs $2,400 whereas the new Chinese product is priced at $198. I wonder whether Chinese could really fake the Minelab CTX 3030? Or they are selling e-waste in the likeness of a detector? Continue reading

Comparison: Minelab Equinox 800 vs XP Deus vs Minelab CTX 3030

It’s time to know the whole truth about the new Minelab Equinox 800. Are you ready for it? Won’t you fall down in a faint, call a doctor, and all that stuff? So, here’s a comparison between the Minelab Equinox 800, XP Deus and Minelab CTX 3030. Note that the Equinox 800 is the cheapest machine among these ones. Continue reading

Opening the Minelab CTX 3030 (control box, power supply)

Have you seen how many electronic components the Minelab CTX 3030 contains? According to a metal detector repair expert and a pal of mine, “this is enough for a small spaceship!”. It may well be the case, at least the machine carries a significant price tag. Here’s a photo review: the Minelab CTX 3030 dismantling, electronics taken out of the control box. Continue reading

Discovering the gold. One photo (Can you try it on?)

The question of whether or not it’s OK to put on other people’s rings found is really a childish level. There is a more awesome question instead. Should someone’s teeth discovered be tried on? Supposing these were gold? Here’s one photo: if one unearthed a gold find, it means that day was a success. But still… Would you be able to try on such a thing? By the way, the discovery was made with a Minelab CTX 3030 machine. Continue reading

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