Tuesday, 2 of September 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.


5 Medium Grit 220 Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs
5 Medium Grit 220 Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs $20.00
Time Remaining: 3h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00

2 Fine 600 Grit Rock Tumbler Lapidary BJs
2 Fine 600 Grit Rock Tumbler Lapidary BJs $11.00
Time Remaining: 3h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $11.00

Tumbling Grit Grits Polish Plastic Pellets Rock Tumblers Kit B
Tumbling Grit Grits Polish Plastic Pellets Rock Tumblers Kit B $26.00
Time Remaining: 3h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $26.00

Rock Tumbler Grit Kits Polishes 3 Lbs of Rocks Achieve Glass Like Shine 3pk
Rock Tumbler Grit Kits Polishes 3 Lbs of Rocks Achieve Glass Like Shine 3pk $33.99
Time Remaining: 6h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $33.99

1 LB Super Fine Polish for Stones Rock Tumbler Grit
1 LB Super Fine Polish for Stones Rock Tumbler Grit $12.75
Time Remaining: 7h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $12.75

Jades Grit Pack for Polishing Stones Rock Tumbler
Jades Grit Pack for Polishing Stones Rock Tumbler $89.50
Time Remaining: 7h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $89.50

1 2 LB Super Fine Polish for Stones Rock Tumbler Grit
1 2 LB Super Fine Polish for Stones Rock Tumbler Grit $7.25
Time Remaining: 7h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $7.25

4 stage GRIT KIT Single Use for 3 lb rock tumbler Coarse Medium Fine Polish FS
4 stage GRIT KIT Single Use for 3 lb rock tumbler Coarse Medium Fine Polish FS $16.49
Time Remaining: 19h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $16.49

5 stage GRIT KIT Single Use for 3 lb rock tumbler X + Coarse Med Fine Polish FS
5 stage GRIT KIT Single Use for 3 lb rock tumbler X + Coarse Med Fine Polish FS $18.49
Time Remaining: 19h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $18.49

Rolling Stones Rock Tumbler Refill Rough Semi Precious Stones Grit + More NOS
Rolling Stones Rock Tumbler Refill Rough Semi Precious Stones Grit + More NOS $4.95
Time Remaining: 19h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $6.99

NSI the Original Rock Tumbler Refill Kit Stones Grit Polish
NSI the Original Rock Tumbler Refill Kit Stones Grit Polish $9.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

100g Green TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 400Mesh
100g Green TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 400Mesh $12.89
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 31m

90 120Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Powder Tumbler100g
90 120Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Powder Tumbler100g $12.89
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 36m

20 30Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Sand Tumbler 100g
20 30Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Sand Tumbler 100g $12.89
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 41m



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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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