Tesoro Cortés

The Tesoro Cortés offers the ultimate combination of the best in analog metal detecting technology and new digital microprocessor features. Treasure hunters who have grown tired of scrolling through countless menu systems to adjust a single setting will find the Cortes a joy to use.

The Cortés offers an advanced Target ID system that uses accurate two-digit signal readouts, as well as a finely defined 9-segment graphical reference. Important information such as target depth and battery levels also feature prominently on the Cortes’ 2×16 backlit LCD screen.

The Cortes is suited for detectorists of all tastes. It has all the virtues of simple operation through large control dials, but at the flick of a switch, it can be transformed into a digital Notch Discrimination machine.

Ground balance can also be manually controlled while in All Metal mode. When set to Discriminate, the Cortes uses a fixed ground balance setting.

Audio feedback in the Tesoro Cortés has varying pitch according to the strength of the target signal, made possible by the unit’s Voltage Controlled Oscillation feature. A 2 inch speaker is also built-in, while optional headphones can be connected via the ¼ inch stereo plug.

The included elliptical concentric search coil is fully submersible in water and measures 8 x 9 inches. This flagship metal detector also only weighs 2.98 lbs.

Tesoro Cortés Specifications
  • Brand: Tesoro
  • Model: Cortés
  • Manufacture Date: 1981
  • Intended Use: coin shooting, competition and relic hunting
  • Weight: 2.98 lbs
  • Battery Type: 8 x AA
  • Visual ID Type: Digital Display, backlit
  • Number of Target ID Segments: numerical Target ID readout and 9-segment bar graph
  • Number of Audio Tones: multi-tone, 350 to 920 Hz with VCO
  • Ground Balance: Manual and Fixed
  • Discrimination Type: Turn Knob
  • Number of Search Modes: 4; no motion All Metal, Silent Search Discriminate, Sum, Notch Narrow/Wide
  • Adjustable Shaft length: Yes, 38.5 to 50.5 inches
  • Sensitivity Adjustment: Yes
  • Coin Depth Meter: Yes, numerical
  • Pinpoint Feature: Yes
  • Frequency: 10 kHz
  • Type of Circuit: VLF
  • Coil Type: Concentric
  • Stock Coil Size: 9 x 8 inch
  • Suggested Retail Price: $849.00
  • Street Price: $849.00
  • Waterproof features: coil only, fully submersible