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Shiny Tumbled Rocks

Rubbing rocks together and making them smooth and shiny is as old and natural as the earth, as observed in the glacial, ocean, and river records. Humans learning how to tumble stones to make them shine dates back as far back as ancient India and Egypt.

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Rock Tumbling Articles

Rock Tumbling Forum Topics

The following is an expanding list of tutorials and instructional rock tumbling threads on the Rock Tumbling Hobby Forum.

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Recommended Rock Tumbling Books

There are many publications that cover the subject of rock tumbling, so knowing which ones are worth your time and money can be challenging. We have created this list of rock tumbling books for you based on our member experiences as well as ratings and feedback on Amazon.

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