Saturday, 20 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.


100g Green Tumbling Grit ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 120Mesh
100g Green TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 120Mesh $12.89
Time Remaining: 1h 22m

100g Green TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 240Mesh
100g Green TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 240Mesh $12.89
Time Remaining: 2h 22m

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: 3h 22m

100g Green TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 60Mesh
100g Green TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 60Mesh $12.89
Time Remaining: 4h 22m

60 90Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Powder Tumbler 100g
60 90Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Powder Tumbler 100g $12.89
Time Remaining: 5h 22m

40 60Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Sand Tumbler 100g
40 60Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Sand Tumbler 100g $12.89
Time Remaining: 6h 22m

30 40Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Sand Tumbler 100g
30 40Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Red Garnet abrasive Sand Tumbler 100g $12.89
Time Remaining: 7h 22m

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: 8h 22m

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: 9h 22m

5 LB 220 MEDIUM Flat Lap Tumbling Silicon Carbide Grit ROCK Lapidary Tumbler
5 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling Silicon Carbide Grit ROCK Lapidary Tumbler $20.00
Time Remaining: 10h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00

5 LB 80 COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Silicon Carbide Grit ROCK Lapidary Tumbler
5 LB 80 COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Silicon Carbide Grit ROCK Lapidary Tumbler $20.00
Time Remaining: 10h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00

1 LB SILICON CARBIDE 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary
1 LB SILICON CARBIDE 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary $10.95
Time Remaining: 18h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $10.95

2 LB SILICON CARBIDE 36 Grit coarse Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary
2 LB SILICON CARBIDE 36 Grit coarse Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary $11.95
Time Remaining: 23h
Buy It Now for only: $11.95

Rock Tumbler Grit Kit Polishes approx 3 Lbs of Rocks
Rock Tumbler Grit Kit Polishes approx 3 Lbs of Rocks $24.50
Time Remaining: 1d 36m
Buy It Now for only: $24.50



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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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