The Tesoro DeLeon metal detector was introduced in 2003 and ceased production in 2018. It is a 10 kHz VLF metal detector aimed primarily at coin, jewelry, and relic detecting.
"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 already 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. Starting from left to right on the illustration, 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." Source: Tesoro 2007 catalog
Tesoro DeLeon metal detector
Tesoro DeLeon control panel
- Operating Frequency 10 kHz
- Searchcoil Type Concentric
- Searchcoil Size 9 x 8
- Searchcoil Family Epsilon
- Cable Length Approx. 3'
- Audio Freq. 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 Temp. Range 30° to 100° F
- Optimum Humidity 0 to 75% R.H.
- Operating Modes No Motion All Metal
- Silent Search Discriminate
Edited by Steve Herschbach