Minelab Manticore Metal Detector



Manticore High Power Metal Detector

Our most powerful detector yet, Manticore finds targets faster, more clearly, and in even the most challenging environments. With impressive capabilities and technologies, nothing will go undetected. More effective than even the most high-end models in the market, Manticore brings power, precision and accuracy to detecting in a way that wasn’t previously possible.

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MULTI IQ+: Minelab’s revolutionary technology has 50% more power than traditional models and is the highest-powered simultaneous multi-frequency machine on the market.

FAST RESPONSE: Identify your targets quickly and confidently to efficiently sort between trash and treasure with exceptional target separation performance.

POWERFUL 2D ID MAP: Identify your targets with greater visual and audible target insights.

ENHANCED DISCRIMINATION: Exceptionally accurate target ID allows you to accept or reject finds quickly and confidently.

WIRELESS AUDIO: Clearly detect with audio controls set specifically for you in order to identify targets confidently, reduce noise and identify trash.

ULTIMATE SEARCH MODES: Over 10+ preset search modes allow you to set the stage for success, with the ability to customize up to 10 unique modes tailored to your specific needs.

UNRIVALLED CONSTRUCTION & WATERPROOF: Powerful yet lightweight, Manticore weighs only 1.3 kg (2.9 lbs.) and includes a three-piece, compact Carbon-Fibre shaft system. Waterproof up to 16 ft (5 m).

INTUITIVE CONTROL: The large LCD panel allows for easy viewing and clear navigation control.

BOOSTED EMI IMMUNITY: In challenging environments, improved EMI rejection uses higher sensitivity to isolate targets.

RANGE OF COILS: Supplied with the M11 (11" Round Double-D coil) with

M8 (8"x5.5" Elliptical Double-D) and M15 (15"x12" Elliptical Double-D) coils to be released soon (sold seperately)

LIGHTING & VIBRATION: Detect even when the sun goes down with features such as Control Box Flashlight, Display Backlight with Auto Adjust, Backlit Keypad and Handgrip Vibration.

CLEAR AUDIO: Built in external speaker allows for crystal-clear audio and comes with Low Latency Wireless Headphones.

BUILT TO LAST: A three-year warranty with software upgrade capability allows detection far into the future.




3 years control box and coil.



All Minelab detectors are engineered in Australia, manufactured to exacting standards in ISO 9001/2000 quality accredited facilities, and backed by up to 3-years transferable warranties.

Minelab recommends that you register your product online shortly after purchase. If you do not want to register online, you can fill out the form supplied with the detector, and mail it to your nearest Minelab office.

If you lose the form or make a mistake, you can download and print a new Minelab warranty registration form.

Read the full Minelab warranty terms and conditions.


2D screen is a game changer

I have only used the Manticore 3 times now at different sites I've previously smashed with a Nox 800. At each site I've detected finds with the M'core I've somehow missed with the Nox. The 2D screen makes it easier to decide to dig or walk away & the non ferrous trace makes it obvious when your over a potential good target. Early days but I'm happy with the purchase & look forward to learning the machine's full potential.

(5) 11 January 2023

First Hunt with the Manticore

For the first hunt with the Minelab Manticore I chose an old cricket ground that has been hunted many times by me and others. The place is littered with all kinds of trash such as pull tabs, squashed cans, boot sprigs, foil, the dreaded squashed bottle tops etc. There are other challenges at this place with EMI being pretty high with all of the stadium lighting and water pump equipment under the ground. I started out in All Terrain General, quick noise cancel, ground balance at zero, recovery speed at 5, sensitivity 22, 5 tones, headset on. My first target was a squashed bottle cap but my second target was a crisp 73 through the trash with a round target trace and bingo a 1943 rams head shilling. The first thing I notice is a lot more information through the headset. I started concentrating on the target trace as I wanted to see how well it dealt with squashed bottle tops, which give of pretty good coinlike signals on the EQX . I dug a couple of caps and small coins and notice that the target trace really helped by smudging around bottle tops. So, with that in mind I left those high tone targets smudging on the target trace. I have a lot to learn here but it seems very effective. All in all I spent about 4hrs there and produce very little trash really. I collected 1 shilling, 8x2c, 5x1c, 2x5c, 3x10c, 3x20c, 2x$1, 3x$2, lead bullet and a junk ring. Compared to the EQX 800 I notice better separation and depth. Maybe the depth is due to better unmasking. After 4hrs it was very comfortable to use both the unit and the headset, I just got worn out from digging the treasure! Anyway great first impressions and I cannot wait to get back at it. Huge shout out to the good folk at Miners Den Australia. I will soon be posting my Manticore finds over on Instagram @timijay_tailings

(5) 9 December 2022
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