Important Statement from Minelab regarding the Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector

Below is a statement issued from Minelab regarding the Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector:

Minelab’s General Manager, Asia Pacific, Mr Gary Shmith, commented, ‘This fantastic find in Ballarat confirms the potential for prospectors to succeed with our state of the art metal detectors as they prove that they can find gold that others may have missed. Since it’s release in 2010, the GPX 5000 has been recognised globally as the ultimate detector for gold prospecting and, whilst we are heavily focused on research and development into new technologies, the GPX 5000 will continue to be the company’s flagship product for some time yet.

Minelab Team Visit BendigoGold

Miners Den Australia’s Bendigo Store was pleased to host a delegation from Minelab Australia Gary Shmith (General Manager Asia Pacific), Nenad Lonic (Technical Sales Representative) and Minelab’s Indian distributor Ashish Soni.

Gold Nuggets Found

Gold found when out prospecting with the group.

We spent two days using Minelab products and demonstrating different coils and techniques for finding gold. We have included some photos of the gold and part of a relic that was found. Gary also did some excellent research on this relic and we have included his find and the research article he located.

In addition to gaining more experience on gold prospecting, Ashish was very interested in larger coils for hunting treasure in India with the GPX series of metal detectors. A good time was had by all and lots of information and ideas shared.

Relic found with Minelab Team

Minelab CTX 3030 Treasure Detector Updates

With the release of the new Minelab CTX 3030 Treasure Detector, there have been a number of enquiries regarding some issues with the new detector. We would like to pass on the following information regarding updates to the Minelab CTX 3030:

New Software Downloads
It has been found that some computers may not be compatible with the first version software issued on detectors. This will mainly affect the ability to translate into some non- standard A-Z English characters. Anyone experiencing this issue can access the following website to download the updated software:

Detector intermittently switching itself off
There is also a new software fix for anyone experiencing their detector switching itself off. Details of the new software update to fix this issue can be found at:

Discolouration of screws
Some customers have been experiencing a discolouration of the detector screws after immersion of the CTX 3030 in salt water. We would like to let you know that if this happens it is quite normal and is not a rusting or deterioration of the screws. For further information please visit:

CTX Audio Options
If you would like to find out more information regarding the Minelab CTX 3030 audio options please visit the following site for an in-depth article explaining the audio options available:

As always our helpful and Minelab certified staff at Miners Den Australia are available to help you with any other enquiries you may have regarding the Minelab CTX 3030. To contact us please see our store locations and contact details at the bottom of the page for your nearest dealer.