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Picture Jasper - Rock Tumbler Rough

Pictuer jasper tumbling rough
This photo shows some rough pieces on the left side and tumble polished pieces on the right. These truly are beautiful stones that take a great polish.
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Picture Jasper Rough

Size: mostly 3/8 to 1 1/2 inch pieces

This is a beautiful brown, tan, grey, cream and blueish gray jasper that yields interesting pictures and desert scenes when tumbled. We always enjoy opening the barrel at the end of a tumble to see what types of scenes have developed. The gemstones remind us of our trips to Utah and Arizona!

We recommend TXP polish - an aluminum oxide compound - for polishing this picture jasper.

This Picture Jasper rough ranges in size from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2"" (38 mm) in diameter.

Polished picture jasper
We tumbled a batch of picture jasper to produce the tumbled stones shown above. They were tumbled in a rotary tumbler using the standard four-step tumbling process. They spent one week in 60/90 silicon carbide grit, one week in 150/220 grit and one week in 500 grit. Then they were polished for one week in a rotary tumbler using TXP aluminum oxide polish.

Many people would have tumbled a second week or longer in 60/90 to improve the rounded shape of the stones. When tumbling jasper - especially larger pieces - we often tumble one month or more in 60/90 grit.

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