Saturday, 25 of October of 2014

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.


Thumlers Tumbler Grit Polish 1 2 lb Refill Tru Square 313 Rock Tumbler Polisher
Thumlers Tumbler Grit Polish 1 2 lb Refill Tru Square 313 Rock Tumbler Polisher $12.99
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Thumlers Tumbler Fine Grit 1lb Refill Tru Square 311 Rock Tumbler Polisher
Thumlers Tumbler Fine Grit 1lb Refill Tru Square 311 Rock Tumbler Polisher $12.99
Time Remaining: 44m
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Smithsonian Rock Tumbler Polisher Starter Kit + Stones Grit Polish NSI 49005
Smithsonian Rock Tumbler  Polisher Starter Kit + Stones Grit  Polish NSI 49005 $54.99
Time Remaining: 1h 21m
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Rock Tumbler Polisher Stones Kit Jewelry Rotary Drum Gems Grit Polish Kids Shine
Rock Tumbler Polisher Stones Kit Jewelry Rotary Drum Gems Grit Polish Kids Shine $58.99
Time Remaining: 1h 54m
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10 LB 80 X COARSE Flat Lap Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
10 LB 80 X COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $38.00
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One pound 320 Grit Silicon Carbide Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs
One pound 320 Grit Silicon Carbide Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs $5.00
Time Remaining: 21h 12m
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5 320 Grit Silicon Carbide Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs
5 320 Grit Silicon Carbide Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs $22.50
Time Remaining: 21h 12m
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1 LB 220 GRIT ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE
1 LB 220 GRIT ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE $10.00
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Lortone Rotary Rock Tumbler Model 3A plus leftover Grit Kit
Lortone Rotary Rock Tumbler Model 3A plus leftover Grit Kit $31.89 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 34m

Tin Oxide Polish Tumbler Cabs Rocks Grit One lb BJs
Tin Oxide Polish Tumbler Cabs Rocks Grit One lb BJs $35.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 48m
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2 LB 80 X COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
2 LB 80 X COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $8.50
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 5m
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2 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
2 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $8.50
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 7m
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5 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
5 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 18h 10m
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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: 1d 18h 15m
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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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