Friday, 4 of September of 2015

Rock Tumbler Sand

What type of sand should I put in my Rock Tumbler??

You need to use a range of different sized tumbling grits in your rock tumbler to polish your pebbles.  See below a selection of the different types of Rock Tumbling grits currently available on ebay.


Mighty X Polish alumina oxide Rock Tumbler Lapidary Grit 2 lb BJs
Mighty X Polish alumina oxide Rock Tumbler Lapidary Grit 2 lb BJs $16.50
Time Remaining: 7h 34m
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Rock Tumbler Silicon Carbide 400 Grit Tumbling Media lapidary supplies 1 2 pound
Rock Tumbler Silicon Carbide 400 Grit Tumbling Media lapidary supplies 1 2 pound $4.99
Time Remaining: 7h 44m
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Rotary Rock Tumbler POLISHER ABRASIVE GRIT KIT Assortment 4 different grits
ROTARY ROCK TUMBLER POLISHER ABRASIVE GRIT KIT Assortment 4 different grits $21.99
Time Remaining: 10h 2m
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1 lb Coarse Grit 80 Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs
1 lb Coarse Grit 80 Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs $4.00
Time Remaining: 14h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $4.00

Double Barrel Drum Rock Polishing Tumbler and Polishing Geology Kit with Grit
Double Barrel Drum Rock Polishing Tumbler and Polishing Geology Kit with Grit $169.95
Time Remaining: 15h 25m
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Rock Tumbling Grit Kit 20 lb Tumblers 4 Step 3 Sil Carb and 1 Alumina
Rock Tumbling Grit Kit 20 lb Tumblers 4 Step 3 Sil Carb and 1 Alumina $25.12
Time Remaining: 17h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $25.12

2 LB 400 FINE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
2 LB 400 FINE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $13.95
Time Remaining: 17h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $13.95

2 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
2 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $8.50
Time Remaining: 17h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $8.50

5 LB 60 90 COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
5 LB 60 90 COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $20.00
Time Remaining: 17h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00

1 LB 220 MEDIUM Flat Lap GRIT ROCK Tumbling Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
1 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP GRIT ROCK Tumbling Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $4.95
Time Remaining: 17h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $4.95

1 LB 60 90 COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
1 LB 60 90 COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $4.95
Time Remaining: 17h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $4.95

10 LB 400 FINE FLAT LAP TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
10 LB 400 FINE FLAT LAP TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $64.95
Time Remaining: 17h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $64.95

10 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
10 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $38.00
Time Remaining: 17h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $38.00

10 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
10 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $38.00
Time Remaining: 17h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $38.00



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If I put rubies In a electric rock tumbler with fine grain sand, will it wreck the rubies ?

The rubies are partly cased in matrix ore rock. They are less than 1" across in size.

No, it won't wreck the rubies. You'll get a Polished Rock and polished rubies. If you want to maximize the value of the stones, you need to dissolve or chip away the matrix. If you like the way it looks and you just want to shine it up some, go ahead.




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