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Small-Sized Rough


Easy-to-tumble rocks for beginners and small rock tumblers.

Ohio Flint tumbling rough
This photo shows a 2-pound package of our rough Ohio Flint. Notice the range of sizes. Having both larger and smaller pieces in the tumbler is ideal to get the most effective tumbling action, as discussed in our article and in the book Modern Rock Tumbling by Steve Hart. Click for a larger photo.

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The rock tumbling roughs sold on this page are easy-to-tumble materials that are perfect for small tumblers. They are sold in two-pound packages which contain small pieces that range from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2" (38 mm) in size (see photo above - it is an example of the range of sizes you may receive).

These small-sized roughs are intended for use in small rock tumblers with a 2-pound or 3-pound capacity barrel, such as the Thumler's MP-1, Thumler's A-R1, and Lortone 3A. They are "ready-to-tumble" and have a Mohs hardness of about 7. They work well without adding media, using the instructions shown on the page where the rough is sold.


Please Note: If you are an experienced tumbler who wants to create larger tumbled stones, these roughs are not for you. Check out our selection of chunky roughs instead.


Small-Sized Roughs




Beginners Tumbler Rough
$17.99 For
Two Pounds
Our "Beginner's Mix" contains a blend of rock materials that are specially selected for tumbling success. This mix has been crushed and screened to be just the right size for a 3-pound tumbling barrel - such as the barrels used with a Lortone 3A or 33B tumbler and the Thumler's A-R1 or A-R2. These are small pieces that range in size from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2" (38 mm). Photographed wet to show full color. More information, photos.
Brecciated jasper
$17.99 For
Two Pounds
One of the nicest materials that we have tumbled in a long time. It is a brecciated jasper with a wide range of colors. A "breccia" is a rock that contains angular pieces that have been cemented together to form a solid mass. The breccia fragments range from tan to pink through gray. They have been cemented together with a translucent white to gray agate. The result is a wonderful blend of diverse color. These are small pieces that range from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2" (38 mm) in size. Photographed wet to show full color. More information, photos.
Mixed Jasper Tumbler Rough
$17.99 For
Two Pounds
Here is a tumbling mix that will give you many different types of jasper in a wide variety of patterns and colors. This mix is rich in red, brown, cream, gray and tan-colored jaspers. A tough, durable material that takes a very high polish. These are small pieces which range from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2" (38 mm) in size. Photographed wet to show full color. More information, photos.
Ohio Flint
$17.99 For
Two Pounds
We like Ohio Flint because of its eye-catching patterns. The mixture sold here contains pieces of white to gray flint, marked with black bands and splashed with patches of red, orange-brown, and sometimes yellow. This material shapes slowly in a tumbler, but this durability allows it to achieve a bright, shiny luster. These are small pieces which range from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2" (38 mm) in size. Photographed wet to show full color. More information, photos.
Petrified Wood
$17.99 For
Two Pounds
A mixture of petrified woods - mostly in shades of white, gray and brown. When tumbled, some pieces will display recognizable wood grain patterns. Others will have a translucent character that enables you to see wood-grain pattern within the material. These are small pieces which range from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2" (38 mm) in size. Photographed wet to show full color. More information, photos.
Picture Jasper
$17.99 For
Two Pounds
With a little imagination you can see desert landscape scenes and patterns in this cream to brown to greenish colored jasper. It will remind you of a trip to Arizona! These are small pieces which range from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2"(38 mm) in diameter. Photographed wet to show full color. More information, photos.
Polychrome Jasper
$17.99 For
Two Pounds
They call this material "polychrome" because it is a rock with many colors. It is mostly reds and pinks, mixed with brown, orange, white, gray and a few tinges of other colors. These are small pieces that range from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2" (38 mm) in diameter. Photographed wet to show full color. More information, photos.
yellow feather jasper
$17.99 For
Two Pounds
Yellow feather is a multi-color jasper found in Utah. The name "yellow feather" was inspired by dark feather-like markings that cut across a yellow to orange to tan background. These are small pieces that range from approximately 3/8" (9 mm) to 1 1/2" (38 mm) in size. Photographed wet to show full color. More information, photos.