Tesoro Cibola & Vaquero

 

Tesoro Cibola Information & Details:

- VLF technology operating at 14 kHz Frequency
- Two operating modes (Pin-point, discriminate)
- Lifetime warranty
- Pinpoint push button
- Frequency toggle (14.3, 14.5, 14.7 kHz)
- One 9 volt alkaline battery
- Weight 2.2 pounds
- 9 x 8 Search Coil
 
 
 
 

Tesoro Cibola Review & Guide:

The Tesoro Cibola uses only three knobs, a frequency toggle switch and a pinpoint push button. The sensitivity knob turns the unit on & off and allows the user to adjust the sensitivity of the machine. The discriminate knob determines what type of objects will be accepted or rejected. The threshold knob is used to set the audio threshold heard when the unit is in the non-motion pinpoint mode.

The frequency toggle switch is for selection of one of three possible operating frequencies (14.3 kHz, 14.5 kHz & 14.7 kHz). Changing frequencies is great for competition hunts where other detectors may be operating on the same frequency, or in areas where electrical interference may be more pronounced at one frequency versus another.

The pinpoint pushbutton is for switching between all-metal mode and discriminate. As the center of the coil approaches the center of the target, both the volume and pitch heard through the speaker or headphones will increase making finding the target much easier. Along with a pinpointer, target acquisition should be quick and efficient.

The Tesoro Cibola is considered a turn and go machine because it is simple to operate. Tesoro metal detectors in general lack the LCD screen on most relic machines but make up for it in ease of use. Also, all Tesoro metal detectors have a lifetime warranty. The Tesoro Cibola is ideal for the intro relic hunter. As discussed above, the functions are pretty straightforward. Something to keep in mind is that the Cibola does not have manual ground balance which means it will lose sensitivity in highly mineralize ground. If you are looking for a metal detector with manual ground balance look below at the Tesoro Vaquero.
 

Tesoro Vaquero Information & Details:

- VLF technology operating at 14 kHz Frequency
- Two operating modes (Pin-point, discriminate)
- Manual Ground Balance
- Lifetime warranty
- Pinpoint push button
- Frequency toggle (14.3, 14.5, 14.7 kHz)
- One 9 volt alkaline battery
- Weight 2.2 pounds
- 9 x 8 Search Coil
 
 
 

Tesoro Vaquero Review & Guide:

The Tesoro Vaquero uses four knobs, a frequency toggle switch and a pinpoint push button. Similar to the Tesoro Cibola, the sensitivity knob turns the unit on & off and adjusts sensitivity. The discriminate knob determines what will be accepted or rejected. The threshold knob is used to set the audio threshold heard. The frequency toggle switch is for selection of one of three possible operating frequencies (14.3 kHz, 14.5 kHz & 14.7 kHz). The pinpoint pushbutton is for switching between all-metal mode and discriminate. The ground balance knob is used to make adjustments to compensate for mineralized ground. The Tesoro Vaquero improves upon the Cibola by providing manual ground balance which helps tackle some of the more difficult mineralized soils.
 

Tesoro Cibola & Vaquero Accessories:

Tesoro metal detectors are great relic machines and you may want to consider some of these great metal detector accessories.
 

Tesoro Cibola & Vaquero Rechargeable Batteries

The Tesoro uses 9 volt batteries and because 9 volt batteries can be a little pricey, think about grabbing some rechargeable ones. I use these Tenergy 9 volt batteries as they are very well rated and are affordable. These will work with most universal chargers and provide a long charge so you can hunt without worrying about the batteries going dead.
 

Tesoro Metal Detector Carrying Bag

Need a bag to carry your Tesoro metal detector? Think about grabbing the Tesoro Heavy Duty Carrying Bag. It is nice to have a bag you can grab and go detecting with and know that all your detector gear is all in one place.
 

Tesoro Metal Detector Digging Tools

Depending on where you are searching, you are going to need something to dig up those targets. Check out this page on digging tools or get a beach scoop . Additionally, if you really want to get something that will speed up the recovery of targets check out the Garrett pro-pointer.
 

Where to Hunt?

Research is an important part of metal detecting. Take a look around the area where you live and determine what you are searching for. Is it old relics, coins, or newer drops like change or jewelry? Personally, I like to do both but because of the area I live in, I am primarily a beach hunter. Relic hunting in general is all about research. Do you live near an old wagon trail, a civil war battlefield, or do your relatives have old land? These are all fantastic relic hunting locations. Other then relic hunting there is “coin shooting” which is hunting for coins old and new. Parks, fields, sidewalk tearouts, schoolyards (if allowed) all make great hunting spots.
 

Where to buy your Tesoro Vaquero or Cibola metal detector?

With so many relic/general purpose detectors out there its really going to come down to your budget and what features are the most important to you. Relic & general purpose hunting requires a machine that has great discrimination to knock out the junk as well as high sensitivity to find the deep targets. Tesoro metal detectors pride themselves on their ease of use knob controls and the lifetime warranty. Ready to take your metal detecting hobby to the next level? Well the first thing you need is the right detector of course. But where can you get one for the best price? The prices of detectors fluctuate slightly due to sales and if you want the best price why not buy from the websites that have consistently low prices. You might as well buy from a place you are familiar with also right? To the right is the best price on Amazon. Below are current Ebay auctions that include both new and used metal detectors. If you found the information useful and choose to buy from either of these sites, good luck with your relic hunting!

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