Sunday, 19 of February of 2017

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.


Rockhounds 1st Choice Rock Tumbler refill Grit Kit Polishes 3 lbs of Rocks
Rockhounds 1st Choice Rock Tumbler refill Grit Kit Polishes 3 lbs of Rocks $18.99
Time Remaining: 1h 2m
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SILICON CARBIDE Fine 180 grit 8 LBS rock tumblers abrasive sand blasting
SILICON CARBIDE Fine 180 grit 8 LBS rock tumblers abrasive sand blasting $19.95
Time Remaining: 4h 54m
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Rock Tumbler 150 220 Medium Grit 2 Pounds
Rock Tumbler 150 220 Medium Grit 2 Pounds $17.95
Time Remaining: 8h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $17.95

Rock Tumbler 150 220 Medium Grit 4 Pounds
Rock Tumbler 150 220 Medium Grit 4 Pounds $29.95
Time Remaining: 8h 41m
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Rock Tumbler 500 Fine pre polish Grit 1 Pound
Rock Tumbler 500 Fine pre polish Grit 1 Pound $17.95
Time Remaining: 9h 7m
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Rock Tumbler 500 Fine pre polish Grit 2 Pounds
Rock Tumbler 500 Fine pre polish Grit 2 Pounds $21.95
Time Remaining: 9h 30m
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Rock Tumbling Grit Kit 12 lb Tumblers 5 Step For Very Hard Rock
Rock Tumbling Grit Kit 12 lb Tumblers 5 Step For Very Hard Rock $18.98
Time Remaining: 14h 55m
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TWO POUND 400 SILICONE CARBIDE GRIT FOR TUMBLING ROCKS TUMBLER LAPIDARY
TWO POUND 400 SILICONE CARBIDE GRIT FOR TUMBLING ROCKS TUMBLER LAPIDARY $19.95
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4 LB MEDIUM 80 GRIT SILICON CARBIDE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING MEDIA LAPIDARY
4 LB MEDIUM 80 GRIT SILICON CARBIDE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING MEDIA LAPIDARY $24.00
Time Remaining: 15h 45m
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Rock Tumbling Grit Kit 20 lb Tumblers 4 Step 3 Sil Carb and 1 Alumina
Rock Tumbling Grit Kit 20 lb Tumblers 4 Step 3 Sil Carb and 1 Alumina $26.98
Time Remaining: 15h 56m
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5 LB 80 X COARSE Flat Lap Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
5 LB 80 X COARSE FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $20.00
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5 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary
5 LB 220 MEDIUM FLAT LAP Tumbling Grit ROCK Silicon Carbide Tumbler Lapidary $20.00
Time Remaining: 17h 8m
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1 LB Fine 500 600 Grit Pre Polish Stones Rock Tumbler
1 LB Fine 500 600 Grit Pre Polish Stones Rock Tumbler $7.75
Time Remaining: 18h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $7.75

1 LB MEDIUM 80 GRIT SILICON CARBIDE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING MEDIA LAPIDARY
1 LB MEDIUM 80 GRIT SILICON CARBIDE ROCK TUMBLER TUMBLING MEDIA LAPIDARY $9.90
Time Remaining: 19h 28m
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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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