Rough rock is sold by the pound, not by the piece. Dicks Rock Shop carries a large variety of rough, including most of the Agates, Jaspers, Quartz, Obsidians, Petrified Woods from Colorado, Arizona, and Utah. limited supplies of Red Pipestone from Minnesota and Black Pipestone from South Dakota, white and orange Alabastor, Marble, Jade, Turritella, and much, much more. If there is something you are looking for, please give us a call.
We also have slabs, both in a big miscellaneous bin, plus drawers and drawers of specific slabs to choose from.
Dick's Rock Shop also carries bags of tumbling stone as in Rose Quartz, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Aventurine, Sodalite, and etc. We sell these by the pound. The best way to shop is if you are in the area, stop by our location and check out our inventory, mention that you saw it on our website and as we give discounts for purchases $100.00 or more. Our prices for rough, slabs, and tumbled rock are the lowest around!
We also carry Lortone Tumblers from 3lbs to 12 lbs, along with the grit and polish kits, and the plastic pellets, for your convenience.
Breaking rough material for tumbling - It is wonderful to tumble rocks that you find yourself, but if you want, you can prepare the bigger rough rock into smaller pieces for tumbling. When breaking rock for use in your tumbler, remember to protect yourself from flying rock fragments. Wear goggles, gloves and a long sleeve shirt. To break a rock, place it on a hard surface like brick or old concrete that can be damaged. Wrap the rock in a heavy piece of material like canvas, wrapping the rock up entirely. Use a hammer to break the rock into smaller pieces, usually 1 1/2" to 2" in size to get the best results in your tumbler.
Very Important - Keep in mind to choose rocks of the same hardness to be tumbled together. Also, most rotating tumblers require 60 days from start to finish for one batch of rock. Patience is very important to get the very best polish possible.
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