Wednesday, 27 of August 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.


5 80 Coarse Grit Rock Tumbling Lapidary Tumbler BJs
5 80 Coarse Grit Rock Tumbling Lapidary Tumbler BJs $18.00
Time Remaining: 2h 19m
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5 Fine 600 Grit Silicon Carbide Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs
5 Fine 600 Grit Silicon Carbide Rock Tumbler Lapidary Supplies BJs $25.00
Time Remaining: 3h 24m
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10 LB 80 X COARSE Flat Lap Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
10 LB 80 X COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $38.00
Time Remaining: 6h 48m
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Rock Grit Tumbling Polish Aluminum Oxide Process 2 Full Loads in 3lb Tumbler
Rock Grit Tumbling Polish Aluminum Oxide Process 2 Full Loads in 3lb Tumbler $5.99
Time Remaining: 10h 41m
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3 LB Rotary Rock Tumbler Polisher AND Abrasive Grit Kit Stones Jewelry
3 LB Rotary Rock Tumbler Polisher AND Abrasive Grit Kit Stones Jewelry $59.99
Time Remaining: 14h 13m

2 LB36 GRIT VERY COARSE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE
2 LB36 GRIT VERY COARSE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING POLISHING LAPPING SILICON CARBIDE $17.25
Time Remaining: 15h 40m
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NSI the Original Rock Tumbler Refill Kit Stones Grit Polish
NSI the Original Rock Tumbler Refill Kit Stones Grit Polish $9.99
Time Remaining: 18h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99

2 LB 80 X COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
2 LB 80 X COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $8.50
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $8.50

2 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
2 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $8.50
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $8.50

5 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
5 LB 46 70 EXTRA COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 55m
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5 LB 60 90 COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
5 LB 60 90 COARSE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $20.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h
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3 LB 400 FINE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler
3 LB 400 FINE TUMBLING GRIT ROCK Lapping Lap Silicon Carbide Tumbler $19.95
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 7m
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LORTONE 33B DOUBLE TUMBLER WITH GRIT AND ROCK BRAND NEW READY TO GO
LORTONE 33B DOUBLE TUMBLER WITH GRIT AND ROCK BRAND NEW  READY TO GO $131.95
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 3m
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VTG Lortone Lapidary Drum Rock Stone Ammo Brass Tumbler Polisher + 4 jars Grit
VTG Lortone Lapidary Drum Rock Stone Ammo Brass Tumbler Polisher + 4 jars Grit $94.95
Time Remaining: 1d 6h 3m
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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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