The brand started life in the eighties producing its first metal detector in 1984. The Australian company has been dedicated to improving the technology of its range using all of the feedback from its thousands of customers and its talented staff to bring a 2018 range that is second to none.
Hailing form a country that is rich in desirable metals and minerals Australia is the perfect place to test and develop a good range of metal detector models. There are many prospectors that roam around the vast areas of bush land in search of gold an other metals. With so much of the country untouched there is are great opportunities for high value metals and mineral to be found.Minelab pride themselves in the fact that if you are searching for gold in the Australian outback, searching the jungles in Africa for hidden treasures or simply roaming around in the local UK field for Roman coins they have the detector for you. This vast range of machines that covers so many areas has taken many years to perfect.
Some of the top end models like the CTX 3030 are widely considered to be the best machines on the market and are used by thousands of metal detectorists across the world. In a busy market with many models to choose from a reputation like this is not easy to acquire, it takes real attention to detail. Minelab have achieved this and pour their wealth of knowledge into the machines they supply to the beginner end of the market to provide the best possible experience.
The Minelab Metal Detector Range
Here we are going to give you an overview of some of the metal detectors on offer form Minelab in the UK market. We are going to look at detectors that are aimed at the hobby market, these brief overviews should give you a good idea of which full length reviews you would like to read. For all full length reviews you can click in the text in the overview or navigate to the using the menu.
CTX 3030This is widely regarded as one of the best all round metal detectors on the market. It has every feature you could ever need including preset detecting modes. The detector is highly configurable for any ground type making it a machine that will last a a lifetime. The GPS tracking means you can record where you have been and map out where you would like to go. A brilliant machine for those that can afford it.
For more detail click here for the full Minelab CTX 3030 review.
X Terra 305The entry level machine in the X Terra range this is a great metal detector for the beginner, It features many of the cutting edge technologies that Minelab put into their higher level machines and concentrates on doing the basics well. A good machine for the beginners and hobby detectors that don’t want to spend too much.
Click here for a more detailed Minelab X Terra 305 review.
X Terra 505Moving up a level to the 505 the features start to get a bit more comprehensive and the detector is a bit more configurable for the more keen detectors amongst us. This is a great value machine that will cover most soil types in the UK and will get some great results. It has preset detecting modes to get you up and running quickly and as you learn you can use it to its full potential.
Read more about this model by clicking here for the detailed Minelab X Terra 505 review.
Minelab X Terra 705The X Terra 705 is a powerful and versatile detector that has been well thought about in its design. It has a waterproof coil and interchangeable coils for different types of search making it a good beach and land machine all in one. It can be configured to search for coins, jewellery and gold in many types of soil. Minelab have still though about the beginners giving it four preset detecting modes. If you buy this you will only be buying once at any level.
Click here for the detailed Minelab X Terra 705 review.
Minelab E TracAnother high end detector from Minelab that gets rave reviews. It runs the cutting edge FBS frequency range that runs over a huge range of frequencies and interprets the results giving you absolute accuracy and control over the detector. The water proof coil means it will go pretty much anywhere and you can set it up for almost any type of search from gold to relics. Once again it has some click ad go preset modes for the beginners. If you are looking for a machine that gets the best reviews then read on.
Get more detail on the Minelab E Trac by clicking here for the full review.
Types Of Minelab Metal Detectors
Minelab offer many specialist machines for different jobs and to find certain materials. Each job has specific requirements and Minelab have machines for each. This comprehensive range can be broken down into categories that we have listed below.
Treasure Hunting Metal Detectors
This what the vast majority of us are using the Minlab detectors for. This range of detectors is aimed at the amateur hobby metal detectorist that searches their own areas for old coins and artefacts right through to the professional archaeologists that need to scour large sites. It doesn’t matter what sort of land you are searching or what your budget is Minelab have a detector for you.
For all the gold prospectors out there Minelab have a large range of metal detectors to help in the search for those small nuggets. Gold nuggets are hard to find in amongst all of the other metals in the ground are usually very small. These detectors will hep you zoom in on the little nuggets that are worth a lot of money. For the amateur enthusiast to the serious prospector there is a machine for you!
Underwater Metal Detectors
This range of metal detectors have varying uses. They can be used for the serious treasure hunter that is hunting in caves and along the sea bed for lost treasures from boats. Many gold prospectors have taken to deep rivers and the sea beds. These machines are perfect for that. Looking for mines in water is also a big use for these machines.
Building and designing metal detectors to assist in the humanitarian effort to clear mines from war torn countries is a big part of Minelab’s work. This important area of work carried out by many security forces around the world needs ever improving equipment to save many lives.
Not something that you would really associate with metal detecting but it is a very important job. Searching a crime scene to quickly gather evidence is a great use for a metal detector. It is so much faster than combing the land by hand and this is a job where time is of the essence. Minelab have many detectors that are well suited to this job and supply many police forces with high quality machines to assist in keeping the country safe.
This is a brand that is well worth investing in. They produce a very large range of detectors so they are certain to have one for your needs. Some of the top of the range models are considered to be some of the best on the market and this brilliant technology filters down into the more affordable machines offering a good metal detector for your money. A highly recommended brand.