Thursday, 11 of February of 2016

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.


4 OZ 1200 GRIT ALUMINUM OXIDE ROCK TUMBLER POLISH POLISHING LAPPING POWDER
4 OZ 1200 GRIT ALUMINUM OXIDE ROCK TUMBLER POLISH POLISHING LAPPING POWDER $9.50
Time Remaining: 1h 20m
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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 $14.25
Time Remaining: 1h 22m
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Covington Triple Quart Rock Tumbler Polisher Silicon Carbide Grit Kit Lapidary
Covington Triple Quart Rock Tumbler Polisher Silicon Carbide Grit Kit Lapidary $447.50
Time Remaining: 2h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $447.50

3 LBs Fine 500 600 Grit Pre Polish Stones Rock Tumbler
3 LBs Fine 500 600 Grit Pre Polish Stones Rock Tumbler $17.75
Time Remaining: 4h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $17.75

1 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE Tumbling Grit ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
1 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $4.95
Time Remaining: 14h 28m
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2 LB 60 90 COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
2 LB 60 90 COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $8.95
Time Remaining: 16h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $8.95

Chicago Electric Rock Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Best Value
Chicago Electric Rock Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Best Value $16.41
Time Remaining: 17h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $16.41

Chicago Pneumatic Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Best Value
Chicago Pneumatic Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Best Value $16.41
Time Remaining: 17h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $16.41

Chicago Electric Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Superior Quality
Chicago Electric Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Superior Quality $15.97
Time Remaining: 17h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $15.97

Chicago Pneumatic Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Superior Quality
Chicago Pneumatic Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Superior Quality $15.97
Time Remaining: 17h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $15.97

Lortone Model 3A Rock Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Best Value
Lortone Model 3A Rock Tumbler Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Best Value $16.41
Time Remaining: 17h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $16.41

Lortone Model 3A Rock Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Superior Quality
Lortone Model 3A Rock Refill Grit Kit for 3lb Rock Tumblers Superior Quality $15.97
Time Remaining: 17h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $15.97

Lortone Model 33B Refill Grit Kit for Two 3lb Rock Tumbler Barrels Best Value
Lortone Model 33B Refill Grit Kit for Two 3lb Rock Tumbler Barrels Best Value $26.41
Time Remaining: 17h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $26.41

Lortone Model 33B Refill Grit Kit for Two 3lb Rock Tumbler Barrels High Quality
Lortone Model 33B Refill Grit Kit for Two 3lb Rock Tumbler Barrels High Quality $24.97
Time Remaining: 17h 44m
Buy It Now for only: $24.97



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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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