Thunder Bay, Ontario Amethyst 💎

Almost a month & a ½ of polish tumbling I have new Gems ❗️

Rough Amethyst

ℝ𝕠𝕔𝕜 ℍ𝕠𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕤 ℕ𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝔻𝕚𝕖 𝕎𝕖 𝕁𝕦𝕤𝕥 𝕊𝕝𝕠𝕨𝕝𝕪 ℙ𝕖𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕗𝕪 ❗️

💎 Rock-hounds never die we just slowly petrify ❗️ (day II)

Mixed assortment of rocks

𝕀 𝔻𝕠𝕟’𝕥 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕤𝕠𝕞𝕖 𝕠𝕗 𝕋𝕙𝕖𝕤𝕖 𝕊𝕡𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕞𝕖𝕟𝕤 𝕒𝕣𝕖 yet.

 

But they sure look neat in my display case between the Superior Agates and the Rose Quarts 😉

Rock Box Shop 💎 (on wheels)

ℂ𝕒𝕟 𝕀 𝕋𝕒𝕜𝕖 𝕒 𝕃𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕒𝕥 𝕋𝕙𝕠𝕤𝕖 𝕊𝕡𝕚𝕔𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕟𝕤 ❓

Washe Koda cat 🐱
Emmy Lou kitty

National Geographic stage #4 Si O (silicon oxide 1800 grit ) is cool but not sufficient. I use AL O ² ( aluminum dioxide 2200 grit ) and it even feels waxy for shining 🙂

 

 

#4 stage 2200 grit Polish

Tumbling Stones 💎

rough Mambamba Jasper (crockadile stone)

Leopardite after stage 2

Finished Apache Tears (still need some enhancements)

Apache Tear lets light shine through

Tumbling Stones 💎

Leopardite Jasper from Peru 🇵🇪

Leopardite Jasper Rough Stones
Leopardite Jasper after Stage #1 of 5
Leopardite after stage #1 without flash flash
Leopardite stage 1 using flash

ℝ𝕠𝕝𝕝𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕊𝕥𝕠𝕟𝕖𝕤 𝔾𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕟𝕠 𝕄𝕠𝕤𝕤

After an almost 60 year hiatus I am tumbling rocks again ❗️💎

Starting in March 2021 with a National Geographic ‘hobby’ machine the motor blew out after three months so they sent me another one. 😉

Then in August that motor blew out so they sent me a third one and also (for free) a National Geographic ‘Professional’ model.   

I got ticked off so purchased a ‘Tumble Bee’ tumbler for a back up ❗️

So for the time being I am running 3 machines and am having fun ❗️

Tumble Bee

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