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Selling your polished rocks

Posted by Art Nutz on

Polished Rock sales very popular at small venues,

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Grit Gift and Hobby

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Seems to be a lot of people giving tumbling supplies as gifts. We are getting a lot of requests for sending Grit and Polish to people from other people as gifts. We know this because the say send it without markings and get it there before Christmas. This is really great, it shows that rock tumbling has really caught on with more people as a fun hobby and as a business for many. Just looking at the breakdown by states and it's what you might have figured. The tumblers are where the rocks are. Florida being no exception.

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Where rocks are

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"Why do you visit the desert?" "Because that's where the rocks are!" In America of the 1930's, a time of prevalent bank robberies, Willie Sutton a famous bank robber, was asked, "Why do you rob banks?". "Because that's where the money is" he is reported to have responded.

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Tucson Rock Show

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Tucson rock shows are coming up in Jan 2018. The best gem and mineral shows in the US.Jogs, Kino, Gem Mall, and the Holidome is back. If you go to one event all year this must be it. This is a link to the large gem show There are large gem and mineral shows. And of course lots of jewelry vendors and fabricators.

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Rotary or Vibratory

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Both rotary and vibratory tumblers have their advantage. Important to know a Vibratory tumbler takes less grit and less time. But if you are going to be stranded on a desert island and could only take one type, I'd take a rotary tumbler for its comprehensive abilities.

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