Tesoro Lobo Supertraq Reviews, Price and Specifications

Gold Nugget/Prospecting Metal Detector

Retail Price: $799.00

Number of Reviews: 5

Avg. Rating (4.2 Stars) average total

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Tesoro Lobo Supertraq


  • Operating Frequency: 17.8 kHz
  • Searchcoil Type: Elliptical, widescan
  • Searchcoil Size: 10" elliptical (length)
  • Cable Length: Approx. 8'
  • Audio Frequency: Approx. 330 Hz to 550 Hz
  • Audio Output": 1-1/2 inch speaker and headphone jack
  • Headphone Compatibility: 1/4" stereo plug
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs
  • Battery Requirement: Eight AA cells
  • Battery Life: 20 to 30 hours
  • Optimum Temp. Range: 30° to 100° F
  • Optimum Humidity: 0 to 75% R.H.
  • Operating Modes:
  • All Metal (motion required)
  • Silent Search Discriminate
  • All Metal Tuning Mode: Fast Auto Tune
  • Pinpoint Mode: No-Motion All Metal (no Auto Tune)
  • Lifetime Warranty

Designed for gold... but shows great versatility

Herb Jones in New Orleans, La. USA - best

I have had my Tesoro LST for a few years now, and I can honestly say it is a great all around detector. I have very little naturally occurring gold where I hunt, so I primarily detect coins with this unit, and in spite of what some say, it is an exceptional coin shooter. The machine has automatic ground tracking, so it constantly updates the ground balance for you for optimal tuning. It also has a nice range of sounds from grunts on iron to a high pitched tone for silver. I love hearing that tone. The LST has a very fast recovery speed, as fast as you can swing it, and the separation it provides on close targets is on par with my Teknetics T2, Whites IDX Pro, and Nokta Fors CoRe. The unit is hip mountable, so when I run it with the small 5.75-inch concentric search coil, the weight is VERY light. I own several machines. Some are really nice ones. But I tell you, if my LST died tomorrow, I would be looking for another, and it quiet possibly is my favorite machine I rarely go detecting without it. You will not miss a display when you have a machine that gives such nice tones as this one does. If you can find a good used one for 400 or less, then do it. For the asking price of 799 it would be a stretch, but there are plenty of good units out there and Tesoros labor department is top notch. It shares the same coils as the Vaquero, so there are lots of coil combinations to choose from. I tweaked the GB potentiometer and I now can reliably hit a silver dime at 9. So do not believe the c**p about LST not being a coin machine. It will reliably hit any metal at typical detecting depth. And it really shines on the small gold. I found a 14k gold backing clamp to an earring, very small, at 6 inches. It is now part of my test garden crop. My machine hits it with every swing and gives a tone that without a doubt you are gonna dig. No guess work at all. It is a machine that I will never part with.

Jan 05, 2018
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Nomadnailer in WV, USA - best

I bought my Tesoro Lobo to look for gold in places where gold has been found. And for that, it is an excellent detector. This machine is not for coinshooting or relic hunting - that is a mistake people make when they buy gold detectors for detecting anything but gold. However, the Tesoro Lobo has great programming that allows you do other activities, but a gold detector is for detecting gold!

Feb 10, 2011
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Great for Gold

Brad in Southern CA , USA - best

The Tesoro Lobo Supertraq is an excellent detector offering exceptional depth targeting on small non-ferrous targets. I have successfully located small gold nuggets in normal and highly mineralized soils in the mountains and deserts of southern California and Arizona. I have used several different brands and types of detectors in the past and I prefer the Tesoro Lobo “Supertraq” to all previous detectors I have owned.

Apr 19, 2010
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tesoro is a joke

Laden in Tora Bora - one star

Don't spend money on this junk!

Jul 11, 2009
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Lobo Supertraq Great Machine

Guest in Australia - best

I have had my Supertraq for along time and it has proven to be an excelent gold and coin detector.
It has extremely good ground tracking ability and even works in quite highly iron mineralised ground, it detects very deep in the all metal mode and is fantastic on small gold nuggets.
The Supertraq main function is that of a gold detector and if I was looking for gold in zero to moderatly mineralised ground I would choose this machine over ANY PI detector, it is vastly superior on small and large gold in these conditions. There is a good range of coils available both DD and Concentric.
I feel sure that prospectors searching the Alaskan low mineralised rivers where there is still plenty of nuggets to be found would agree that VLF detectors give better results in those areas than PI machines.

Apr 18, 2008
220 people found Guest's review helpful.

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