Friday, 21 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.


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: 4h
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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: 4h 4m
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3 LB Coarse 60 90 Grit Tumble Stones in Rock Tumbler
3 LB Coarse 60 90 Grit Tumble Stones in Rock Tumbler $12.25
Time Remaining: 5h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $12.25

10 LB 220 Medium Flat Lap Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
10 LB 220 Medium FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $38.00
Time Remaining: 5h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $38.00

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: 5h 27m
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Covington 268TUM 40 lb Rock Tumbler Polisher and 25 lb Grit Kit Lapidary
Covington 268TUM 40 lb Rock Tumbler Polisher and 25 lb Grit Kit Lapidary $880.00
Time Remaining: 7h 38m
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Rotary Rock Tumbler 3 lb Capacity Chicago Electric with Grit Pack
Rotary Rock Tumbler 3 lb Capacity Chicago Electric with Grit Pack $53.98
Time Remaining: 9h 16m
Buy It Now for only: $53.98

7 LBS SILICON CARBIDE 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary
7 LBS SILICON CARBIDE 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary $24.95
Time Remaining: 10h 23m
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14 LBS SILICON CARBIDE 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary
14 LBS SILICON CARBIDE 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary $44.95
Time Remaining: 10h 26m
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30 LBS SILICON CARBIDE 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary
30 LBS SILICON CARBIDE 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary $99.95
Time Remaining: 10h 29m
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10Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Green Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 100g
10Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Green Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 100g $12.88
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 56m
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20Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Green Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 100g
20Mesh TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Green Silicon Carbide Tumbler Powder 100g $12.88
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 59m
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Rock Tumbling Grit and Professional Polish Kit for Rock in a 3 lb Rotary Tumbler
Rock Tumbling Grit and Professional Polish Kit for Rock in a 3 lb Rotary Tumbler $13.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 23m
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Rock Tumbling Grit Kit for Full Spectrum Lapidary Processing in Rotary Tumbler
Rock Tumbling Grit Kit for Full Spectrum Lapidary Processing in Rotary Tumbler $14.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 29m
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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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