Sunday, 3 of May of 2015

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.


ROCK TUMBLER SILICON CARBIDE GRIT KIT WITH POLISH FOR 15 LB TUMBLERS LAPIDARY
ROCK TUMBLER SILICON CARBIDE GRIT KIT WITH POLISH FOR 15 LB TUMBLERS LAPIDARY $23.95
Time Remaining: 2h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $23.95

Large Rock Tumbler Grit Kit for Polishing Stones
Large Rock Tumbler Grit Kit for Polishing Stones $34.00
Time Remaining: 3h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $34.00

ROCK TUMBLER GRIT KIT FOR 3 POUND TUMBLERS SILICON CARBIDE WITH POLISH
ROCK TUMBLER GRIT KIT FOR 3 POUND TUMBLERS SILICON CARBIDE WITH POLISH $14.95
Time Remaining: 10h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95

GREEN silicon carbide 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary 8LB
GREEN silicon carbide 240 Grit FINE Rock Tumblers Sand Blasting Lapidary 8LB $32.95
Time Remaining: 11h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $32.95

3 LB 120 GRIT ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE
3 LB 120 GRIT ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE $21.50
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $21.50

4 LB 120 GRIT ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE
4 LB 120 GRIT ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE $24.95
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $24.95

3 LB 180 GRIT ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE
3 LB 180 GRIT ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE $22.75
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $22.75

3 LB36 GRIT VERY COARSE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPIDARY SILICON CARBIDE
3 LB36 GRIT VERY COARSE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPIDARY SILICON CARBIDE $18.95
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $18.95

2lb ULTRA COARSE 16 GRIT SILICON CARBIDE ROCK TUMBLING TUMBLER MEDIA LAPIDARY
2lb ULTRA COARSE 16 GRIT SILICON CARBIDE ROCK TUMBLING TUMBLER MEDIA LAPIDARY $19.50
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $19.50

3 LB 36 GRIT VERY COARSE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE
3 LB 36 GRIT VERY COARSE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE $18.95
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $18.95

Rock Tumbler Supplies 2 Grit Kits Rocks
Rock Tumbler Supplies 2 Grit Kits Rocks $0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 17m

Rock Tumbler SiC Grit Kit Polishes 1 Lb of Rocks
Rock Tumbler SiC Grit Kit Polishes 1 Lb of Rocks $10.87
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $10.87

Original THUMBLERS TUMBLER EXCELLENT CONDITION Rock Polisher Grit Pack Rocks
Original THUMBLERS TUMBLER EXCELLENT CONDITION Rock Polisher Grit Pack Rocks $65.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 42m

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 $4.75
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $4.75



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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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