Saturday, 29 of November 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.


Grit Silicone Carbide 220 Tumbling Media rock tumbler lapidary supplies 1 pound
Grit Silicone Carbide 220 Tumbling Media rock tumbler lapidary supplies 1 pound $4.99
Time Remaining: 6h 54m
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Mighty X Polish alumina oxide Rock Tumbler Grit Lapidary 1 lb BJs
Mighty X Polish alumina oxide Rock Tumbler Grit Lapidary 1 lb BJs $9.00
Time Remaining: 7h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $9.00

SMITHSONIAN ROLLING STONES ROCK TUMBLER MODEL 635 ROCKS GRIT POLISHER AGES 10+
SMITHSONIAN ROLLING STONES ROCK TUMBLER MODEL 635 ROCKS GRIT POLISHER AGES 10+ $13.34 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 10h 59m

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: 15h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $16.50

Grit Kit to Tumble and Polish Stones in Rock Tumbler
Grit Kit to Tumble and Polish Stones in Rock Tumbler $12.75
Time Remaining: 18h
Buy It Now for only: $12.75

Rock Tumbler Science Project Kids Grind Grit Stones Gift Shine Polish Jewelry
Rock Tumbler Science Project Kids Grind Grit Stones Gift Shine Polish Jewelry $19.50 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 15m

3 LB 220 MEDIUM Flat Lap Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
3 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $12.50
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

3 LB 80 X COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
3 LB 80 X COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $12.50
Time Remaining: 2d 9h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $12.50

90 120Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Powder100g
90 120Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Powder100g $12.98
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 50m

20 30Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Sand 100g
20 30Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Sand 100g $12.98
Time Remaining: 2d 15h

Tru square Metal Products Grit Pack for 100 102 ROCK TUMBLER gem polishing
Tru square Metal Products Grit Pack for 100  102 ROCK TUMBLER gem polishing $10.00
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 4m
Buy It Now for only: $10.00

30 40Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Sand 100g
30 40Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Sand 100g $12.98
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 10m

40 60Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Sand 100g
40 60Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Sand 100g $12.98
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 20m

60 90Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Powder 100g
60 90Mesh Red Garnet abrasive TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Tumbler Powder 100g $12.98
Time Remaining: 2d 15h 30m



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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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