Cleaning A Rock Tumbler – The Essential Steps


Why Rock Tumblers Need Regular Cleaning If you want to get the best possible polish results on your rocks, adequately cleaning your tumbler is absolutely essential. The main reason for this is that the tumbling process is accomplished in multiple stages, each of which requires a different type of grit. By cleaning in between stages … Read more

Rockhounding For Beginners – Get The Lowdown


What Is Rockhounding? Put simply, rockhounding is the hobby of collecting rocks, minerals and fossils directly from the places in which they are found. Rockhounds go out into the field and find their own specimens, rather than purchasing them from dealers. It should be noted, though, that many rock and mineral enthusiasts use both field … Read more

How To Polish Rocks in a Rock Tumbler – Step By Step

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How To Polish Rocks – The First Steps Before The Actual Grinding Over the years, I have learned simple and easy, but very important, tips, tricks, and details that come in handy when learning how to polish rocks in a rock tumbler. Today, we’re going to go over the preliminary steps and find out a … Read more

How To Make Sea Glass

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Walking along the beach is a fun endeavor in and of itself. The salt breeze, the sun on your face, and the feeling of all of your cares melting away… These things all make for an enjoyable experience on their own. Adding to the experience, is hunting for artifacts that get washed up on shore … Read more

Rock Tumbler Grit – The Complete Guide

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You can’t polish a rock without getting rough with it first! Modern day rock tumbling involves the use of abrasive powders, known as rock tumbler grit, that range from very rough to very fine. We’ll go over exactly what these abrasives are, how they’re made, and the best ways to use them. Knowing your rock … Read more