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Brecciated Jasper Tumbler Rough

An easy-to-tumble rough for the beginner.

Brecciated Red Jasper tumbling rough
The photo above shows some of our rough brecciated jasper. It is a red jasper in which the brecciated pieces are cemented together with chalcedony and quartz. The cements can be white, gray, black or other colors. The rough in the photo above is wet to show full color. Click for a larger view.

Polished brecciated red jasper
We tumbled a few batches of this material in a small rotary tumbler (Thumler's A-R1) using our Tumbling Instructions for Jasper and Agate. The stones above are a few nice ones from what we tumbled. These stones spent two weeks in coarse grit, one week in medium, one week in fine, one week in TXP polish, and sixty minutes in Ivory Soap burnishing. If you give this rough that extra week in coarse grit, you will have stones with a much more pleasing shape and fewer imperfections on their surface.
$19.99 For
Two Pounds

Brecciated Jasper
Refill Kit

Refill kit contains 2 pounds
of brecciated red jasper rough,
a single-use grit kit,
and ceramic media.

Brecciated Jasper Tumbling Rough

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Mostly 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches

This is a brecciated jasper from South Africa with a vivid red color. A "breccia" is a rock that was broken into angular pieces at some time during its history, but then, a cementing material bound those pieces back into a solid rock. The breccia fragments in this material range from bright red to deep red jasper. They have been firmly cemented together with a translucent white, gray or black cement which is either chalcedony or quartz. Stones with some very interesting patterns are the result.

Tumble this rock using our Instructions for Jasper, Agate, and Chalcedony.

This jasper is perfect for the beginner. It rounds nicely in the tumbler and accepts a brilliant polish with TXP aluminum oxide polish. The pieces of jasper that you will receive will be mostly between 1/2" and 2 1/2 inches in size and require little to no preparation.

Please know in advance that this rough often contains many thin pieces which make flat tumbled stones. Many people enjoy these, but some people prefer stones that are more chunky. If you want chunky stones, then this rough might not be for you.
Tumble this rock using our Instructions for Jasper, Agate, and Chalcedony.
Rotary tumbler recipe for jasper and agate
Rock Tumbling Recipe for Jasper, Agate and Other Chalcedony: Here is the recipe that we use for polishing these materials in a small rotary tumbler. It is a five-step recipe, but we often repeat the coarse grit step one or more times for higher quality results.

How to Tumble
Brecciated Jasper

We tumbled this brecciated jasper using our Tumbling Instructions for Jasper, Agate and Chalcedony. We encourage you to check out those detailed instructions. But, if you want a quick look, they are summarized in the accompanying chart.

Do not pour tumbling mud down the drain
Please don't pour your rock tumbling waste water down a drain. It will harden in the drain and ruin your plumbing.

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