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Tesoro Vaquero Metal Detector


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

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
Operating Frequency14.3 kHz, 14.5 kHz, 14.7 kHz
Searchcoil TypeMonolithic (Carbon Fiber)
Searchcoil Size9 x 8
Searchcoil FamilyDelta
Cable LengthApprox. 3'
Audio FrequencyApprox. 293 Hz or VCO
Audio Output1 1/2" speaker and headphone jack
Headphone Compatibility¼" stereo plug
Weight (may vary slightly)2.2 lbs
Battery RequirementOne 9 Volt DC (alkaline)
Battery Life (typical)10 to 20 hours
Optimum Temp. Range30° to 100° F
Optimum Humidity0 to 75% R.H.
Operating ModesThreshold-based All Metal
Silent Search Discriminate
Pinpoint ModeAll Metal Fast Auto-Tune