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Compadre

Silver µ Max

Cibola

Vaquero



Tejón - NEW!

DeLeón - NEW!

Cortés - NEW!

Lobo SuperTRAQ

Sand Shark

Tiger Shark

Compadre The Compadre
The Tesoro Compadre was designed with the idea that less is more. This modest machine can do a lot of the same things that its bigger brothers can do. It works great for coin hunting, competition hunting and relic hunting, but it does it without any excess knobs. Switch on the detector and you're working in a silent search, motion all metal mode. The farther you turn the knob, the more discrimination you can bring to bear on those trashy sites.
The Compadre has it all. One knob simplicity for the beginner and high gain circuitry and the famous Tesoro ED-180 discrimination for the advanced user. If one detector can do all of this, maybe less is more.
  • Designed for All Ages
  • VLF 12 kHz Frequency
  • Silent Search All Metal and
    Discriminate Modes
  • Single Knob Simplicity
  • Built-in Mineral Rejection
  • Ultra-lightweight Design
  • 7" Concentric Coil
  • 3-Piece Knockdown Pole
  • Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $189.00
Our Price: $179.95


Silver Micro Silver µ Max
The Silver Sabre series has had a very long history with Tesoro Electronics. It was first introduced in 1983. In a time when "lunch box" detectors were the norm, the original Silver Sabre was perceived as a toy unit. There have been many men who bought one for the wife and wound up using it because it worked as well as any other detector on the market. Advertised as "strong, simple, silent", the Silver Sabre has gone through many changes over the years. The Silver Sabre Plus added a no motion all metal circuit. The Silver Sabre II added a new plastic housing and new Hybrid Circuit technology. Several years ago we introduced the Silver Sabre ÁMax with an incredibly small housing and Max Boost technology. A number of men bought one for their wife and wound up using it because it worked as well as any other detector on the market. (Sounds familiar doesn't it?)
We have decided to bring the Silver back full circle to where it started. The original Silver Sabre was a turn on and go detector with Silent Search discrimination and all metal modes. The new Silver ÁMax returns to its roots and offers strong, silent and simple operation once again. The Silver ÁMax uses a microprocessor to control the audio tone and battery test. It will come with an 8" Concentric coil and our latest plastic faceplate.
  • Microprocessor Technology
  • MicroMax Design
  • Low Noise Circuitry
  • VLF 10 kHz Frequency
  • One Drop-in 9 volt Battery
  • Push Button Battery Test
  • Silent Search Discriminate Mode
  • Silent Search All Metal Mode
  • 8" Concentric Coil
  • Interchangeable Coils
  • Built-in Mineral Rejection
  • Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $299.00
Our Price: $254.15


The Cibola
The Cibola (pronounced see-bow-lah) combines H.O.T. circuitry with  turn-on-and-go simplicity. It is designed for the treasure hunter that does not want to bother with too many controls. The Cibola is named after one of the fabled seven cities of gold that the conquistadors were searching after and will simplify the search for any treasures to be found.

The Cibola’s main search mode is an ED 180 Silent Search discriminate. A threshold-based All Metal is accessed by the Push Button Pinpoint mode. The ease of use for the Cibola makes it the perfect detector for both the metal detecting novice as well as the treasure hunter that has been around for a while.
  • MicroMAX Design
  • VLF 14 kHz Frequency
  • One Drop-in 9V Battery
  • Variable Threshold
  • Ultra-lightweight Design
  • 9x8 Monolithic Coil
  • 3-Piece Knockdown Pole
  • Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $425.00
Our Price: $361.25


Vaquero

During the design phase of the Vaquero (pronounced va-care-oh), we knew that it was going to be a very hard working detector. It is designed as an all-around detector, able to do just about everything that any detectorist could want to do. Vaquero is the Spanish word for cowboy. When we think of hard work and the ability to take on any kind of tough job, we think of the cowboys of the old west.

The main part of the Vaquero’s versatility is its three and three-quarters manually adjusted ground balance. This will give the detectorist the power to set up his machine to best suit the mineralization conditions that he is working in and his personal treasure hunting style. The Vaquero adds an ED180 discrimination feature to filter the trash from the treasure and a Push Button Pinpoint that makes digging up the goodies that much easier. The discriminate knob is also used to switch into a threshold-based All Metal Mode.

  • MicroMAX Design
  • VLF 14 kHz Frequency
  • One Drop-in 9V Battery
  • Variable Threshold
  • 3 3/4 Turn External Ground Balance
  • Ultra-lightweight Design
  • 9x8 Monolithic Coil
  • 3-Piece Knockdown Pole
  • Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $525.00
Our Price: $446.25



Tiger Shark
Tejón
We are very proud to introduce the Tejón. It features a high output transmit oscillator to push the signal deeper and an increased gain for sensitivity to smaller items. The Tejón was designed from the ground up with the coin and relic hunter in mind. It also features a new color scheme from Tesoro- blue, gray and black. The Tejón was over a year and a half in the design stages and represents a new generation of Tesoro detectors.

Once you get past the new color scheme, the first thing that you will notice is the lack of a mode switch on the faceplate. We have moved it beneath the control housing so that you are able to switch modes quickly. Pinpointing and checking your targets with the Alternate Discrimination is a breeze.

The Tejón’s two discriminate modes are fully user definable. The engineers at Tesoro have given the user the ability to set the machine for their hunting needs. Each discriminate mode uses ED180 circuitry. The regular discriminate also incorporates a full-time all metal setting. Want to hunt in all metal and check the targets for iron or discriminate out iron and perform a check for high value silver or gold targets? It’s no problem for the Tejón. Simply set the Discriminate and Alternate Discriminate modes for your style of hunting and swing the coil. Then use the Trigger Switch to quickly change modes to check your targets. Push the trigger forward to activate the Alternate Discriminate or pull the trigger back to pinpoint the target. The Tejón makes it fast and easy.

But the user definable features do not stop there. The Tejón has a manually adjustable ground balance that works for both the All Metal mode and both Discriminate modes. Using a three and three quarter potentiometer, the Tejón will meet and defeat all soil conditions and is suitable for any hunting style.

The Tejón also has an audio tone adjust. If you have trouble hearing certain tones or have certain tones that you are more comfortable with, the Tejón can meet you desires. Using the tone adjustment control, you can switch from a normal tone with VCO pinpoint/all metal to any one of thousands of different audio tones for the All Metal and Discriminate modes. Fine tune the tone until it is right for you and see how much easier it is to find, pinpoint and dig the targets that you are looking for.

Dual ED180 Discrimination Circuits    
Easy To Use Trigger Mode Switch    
MAXBoost Sensitivity    
Adjustable Audio Tone Control    
3 3/4 Turn Ground Control    
Compatable With Lobo SuperTRAQ Coils    
Operating Frequency   17.2 to 17.6 kHz
Searchcoil Type   Monolithic (Carbon Fiber)
Searchcoil Size   9 x 8
Cable Length   Approx. 42 inches
Audio Frequency   Approx. 215 to 830 Hz
Audio Output   2╝" speaker and headphone jack
Headphone Compatibility   ╝ö stereo plug
Weight (may vary slightly)   2.98 lbs
Battery Requirement   Eight AA (alkaline)
Battery Life (typical)   20 to 30 hours
Optimum Temperature Range   30░ to 100░ F
Optimum Humidity   0 to 75% R.H.
Operating Modes   Slow Auto-Tune All Metal
    Silent Search Discriminate
    Alternate Silent Search Discriminate
Pinpoint Mode   All Metal Fast Auto-Tune
  LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $699.00
Our Price: $594.15

Tiger Shark DeLeón
The DeLeón is named after the famous explorer Ponce de León, who searched Florida looking for treasure and the fountain of youth.

The DeLeón is a Target Identification Detector or T.I.D. The DeLeón is designed as an easy to use, turn-on-and-go detector. The faceplate has only four controls: Sensitivity, Discriminate, Threshold and a Mode Switch. It uses the same circuitry as the Cortés, so you can expect the same depth and sensitivity from the DeLeón that the Cortés is well known for.

The DeLeón's display screen is one character high by eight characters wide. It is larger and easier to read than the Cortés display but does not carry as much information. Starting from left to right on the faceplate, you will see that the DeLeón has a Coin Depth reading, a five segment bar graph and a two-digit Target ID Number. The bar graph shows several categories for ID purposes, but we recommend that it be used with the ID Number for the most accurate information.

  • Operating Frequency: 10 kHz
  • Searchcoil Type: Concentric
  • Searchcoil Size: 9 x 8
  • Cable Length: Approx. 3’
  • Audio Frequency All Metal VCO: Approx. 350 to 950 Hz
  • Audio Output: 2¼" speaker and headphone jack
  • Headphone Compatibility: ¼” stereo plug
  • Weight (may vary slightly): 2.98 lbs
  • Battery Requirement: Eight AA (alkaline)
  • Battery Life (typical): 10 to 20 hours
  • Optimum Temperature Range: 30° to 100° F
  • Optimum Humidity: 0 to 75% R.H.
  • Operating Mode 1: No Motion All Metal
  • Operating Mode 2: Silent Search Discriminate

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $599.00
Our Price: $509.15

Cortes
The CortÚs represents the best combination of current and new technologies that Tesoro has to offer. When Jack Gifford and Vince Gifford set out to create a new target ID machine they each brought with them different experience. Jack has over twenty-five years experience designing some of the best analog detectors that have been on the market. Vince brought with him a decade of computer systems experience. Together, they have been creating new technology that gives our detectors superior performance and keeps them easy to use. Various parts of this technology have been finding it's way into Tesoro detectors since the introduction of the Golden ÁMax. The new CortÚs represents all phases of our new microprocessor technology combined with our tried and true analog circuits to create a detector that has all of the high end features our customers have asked for with user friendly Tesoro controls.
  • Operating Frequency .. 10 kHz
  • Searchcoil Type .. Concentric
  • Searchcoil Size .. 9 x 8
  • Cable Length .. Approx. 3ĺ
  • Audio Frequency Target ID Tones .. Approx. 350 to 800 Hz
  • Audio Frequency All Metal VCO .. Approx. 350 to 950 Hz
  • Audio Output .. 2 ╝ö speaker and headphone jack
  • Headphone Compatibility .. ╝ö stereo plug
  • Weight (may vary slightly) .. 2.98 lbs.
  • Battery Requirement .. Eight AA (alkaline)
  • Battery Life (typical) .. 10 to 20 hours
  • Optimum Temperature Range .. 30░ to 100░ F
  • Optimum Humidity .. 0 to 75% R.H.

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $849.00
Our Price: $721.65



Lobo Super Traq
The Lobo SuperTRAQ is the pinnacle of electronic gold prospecting technology. No other detector gives you the fast, accurate and reliable ground tracking in normal and severe soils like the Lobo SuperTRAQ. Tesoro's famous discrimination circuitry lets you relic and coin hunt too.
The Lobo SuperTRAQ is simply one of the finest gold nugget metal detectors you can buy. Tesoro's SuperTRAQ Computerized Ground Tracking System solves the detectorist's greatest problem-ground balancing. No matter where you hunt, the Lobo SuperTRAQ will quickly self-adjust to eliminate minerals letting you find more gold with ease. Discrimination circuitry with instant pinpointing at your fingertips takes the awesome power of the Lobo SuperTRAQ into every type of metal detecting you do.
  • SuperTRAQ Computerized Ground Tracking System
  • VLF 17.5 kHz Frequency
  • Pole or Body Mount
  • 10" Elliptical Widescan Coil
  • Three Ground Tracking Modes: Normal Soil, Alkali, Black Sand
  • Ultra-Smooth Operation in Extreme Mineralization
  • MAXBoost Sensitivity
  • 3-piece Knockdown Pole
  • Silent Search Discriminate Mode
  • Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $799.00
Our Price: $679.15


Sand Shark Sand Shark
Our new Sand Shark combines time-proven PI circuits with the latest digital technology creating the first microprocessor controlled PI detector for the new Millennium. Pulse Induction (PI) detectors have always been the natural choice for working wet salt beaches. Their circuitry and single loop coils will not see changes in salt-water conductivity that drive a VLF-style detector crazy. Add Tesoro Electronics' exclusive interchangeable Printed Spiral coils (available in four sizes) and you create a fantastic PI detector. But we didn't stop there. The Sand Shark has two distinct operating modes: VCO and Normal. When working in the VCO mode, as targets get closer to the coil, the threshold generates a louder, higher pitched tone great for pinpointing. The Normal mode works with a single tone and is used for beachcombing and other prolonged searches. We've added a microprocessor to help you customize the detector to your specific needs. Our Pulse Width control allows you to tune your detector to the best balance of depth, sensitivity, and battery life. You can also change the Normal mode audio frequency. Simply use the "F" Adjust knob to set the tone and you're ready to go. The Sand Shark also has a new drop-in battery compartment for quick and easy changes.
  • 600 pps Operating Frequency
  • 8" Searchcoil, Printed Spiral
  • 220-450 Hz Audio Frequency
  • Stereo Piezo Headphones
  • Modes: VCO Motion All Metal, Adjustable Frequency All-Metal
  • Maximum Depth: 200 ft.
  • Weighs Less Than 4-1/2 lbs.
  • Eight AA Alkaline Batteries, Drop-in Compartment, 10-20 hours typical

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $679 .00
Our Price: $577.15

Tiger Shark Tiger Shark
The Tiger Shark uses microprocessor technology to create a true dual function machine. In Normal Mode, the Tiger Shark works like any other Tesoro detector. It uses the same great ground balance and discrimination features that made the Bandido series so successful. On land, the Tiger Shark can be used for coin and relic hunting and even gold prospecting. By using the four controls on the outside, you can fine tune your detector to handle whatever conditions you are working in.
Working in the wet salt areas is where the Tiger Shark outshines the land detectors. In land conditions, the most crucial adjustment is using the ground balance to tune out mineralization. In wet salt conditions, changes in the conductivity in the sand cause most of the problems. The Tiger Shark uses a completely different set of internal settings in the SALT Mode than in the NORM Mode. There are no special controls or techniques to remember.
The Tiger Shark continues in the tradition of other great Tesoro underwater machines by having interchangeable coils available. Along with the 8" coil that comes standard with the detector, we also manufacture a 7" and a 10 1/2" coil.
  • Interchangeable Coils
  • 12 kHz Frequency
  • Normal & Salt Operating Modes
  • Waterproof to 200 feet
  • Built-in Headphones
  • Ground Balance Control
  • Expanded Discrimination
  • 8" Waterproof Coil
  • Lifetime Warranty

LIFETIME WARRANTY
Retail Price: $749.00
Our Price: $636.65 



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