Mail from a Subscriber!!!

Mail from a Subscriber!!!

My first rock trade by mail!! So cool to get rocks from people that we don’t get in our neck of the woods. Thanks again Karen!! Much appreciated!! Here is the link for Currently Rockhounding https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoHQzOP2GH5WUiFCIOCX8eQ

Rock Hunting at Singing Bridge Near Au Gres

Rock Hunting at Singing Bridge Near Au Gres

One of my goals this year was to find some beaches farther south for people who live in southern Michigan. With all the houses in the area, I was surprised at how good this beach was. Google Maps Link: Singing…

First Time Metal Detecting a Possible Logging Camp

First Time Metal Detecting a Possible Logging Camp

My father in law and I try out metal detecting at his deer camp. We explore an area that may have been an old logging camp. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I…

A lot of things have changed since last summer!

A lot of things have changed since last summer!

A new season of rockhounding is upon us. Chomping at the bit, waiting for the snow and ice to melt, argh!! Over the winter my insanity got the best of me, and I purchased some new equipment. Nothing was given…

Chuck and Rob Find Some Lake Huron Rocks

Chuck and Rob Find Some Lake Huron Rocks

My friend Chuck and I hit the beach for Petoskey Stones and other fun rocks. Chuck does some really nice lapidary work, so if you’re looking for stone jewelry, check out his Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DrummondIslandRocks – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ –…

National Geographic Tumbler Reviewed by Experienced Rock Tumbler

National Geographic Tumbler Reviewed by Experienced Rock Tumbler

Are you thinking about buying a National Geographic rock tumbler? Please watch this first. With over ten years of rock tumbling experience, I have some comments about this tumbler that might be useful. Thanks to the members of the Rock…

Agate & Lake Superior rocks slideshow

Agate & Lake Superior rocks slideshow

This is a slideshow of the agates and rocks from our new favorite spot we found near the end of rockhounding season in Ontario, Canada. So sit back, enjoy and listen to the waves. 🙂

A Beautiful Spring Day on the Beach, and Great Rocks Too!

A Beautiful Spring Day on the Beach, and Great Rocks Too!

I just got out for my first spring rock hunt. It was a beautiful day, and I found lots of nifty rocks. Treating a chain coral with acid: https://youtu.be/hjk3_KMLYXs – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK…

Cutting and Polishing Datolite

Cutting and Polishing Datolite

Datolite is a really cool, rare mineral found in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. In this video I cut a polish a few nodules. Capt. Paul’s article: https://www.mindat.org/article.php/620/Porcelaneous+Datolite+of+the+Keweenaw+Peninsula%2C+Michigan Some more eye candy: http://www.sailorenergy.net/Minerals/MLDatolites/MineralMainDatolitesMI.html – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks –…

Rock hounding  Alona Bay, Ontario

Rock hounding Alona Bay, Ontario

Beautiful Alona Bay, situated between Sault Ste. Marie, and Wawa. There’s a place to pull off of the highway and enjoy the beautiful view. Stay to the end of the video to find out more about the area.

Thumler's Model B Rock Tumbler - Convert it to run 2 barrels

Thumler’s Model B Rock Tumbler – Convert it to run 2 barrels

Convert your Thumler’s Model B tumbler to run 2 small barrels! https://rocktumbler.com/thumlers/model-b.shtml It’s quick and easy to convert the Thumler’s Model B rock tumbler from a large, 15-pound capacity tumbler into a tumbler that will run two 3-pound barrels. This…

How I Dispose of Rock Tumbler Slurry, A Tumbling Tip

How I Dispose of Rock Tumbler Slurry, A Tumbling Tip

Slurry disposal is one the less glamorous parts of rock This is how I deal with Yes, I used the word “glamorous” in the same sentence as “rock  

Tumbling Michigan Beach Rocks from 2020 (Part 1) - Rocks in a Box 46

Tumbling Michigan Beach Rocks from 2020 (Part 1) – Rocks in a Box 46

Check out the rocks I found this summer after a little I took before and after pictures of this batch so you can see how much they’ve These are from several beaches on three different Great

1st Batch of Tumbling Done!! Big Relief!! #thefinders

1st Batch of Tumbling Done!! Big Relief!! #thefinders

I’m very pleased with my very first try at Still lots to learn but I’m enjoying every minute!! Check out the rocks from Lake Superior on the Canadian side (Eh?) lol Music by #thefinders

Rock tumbling step 3 #thefinders

Rock tumbling step 3 #thefinders

We are getting closer to the finished product!! Very excited!! This is the end of stage 3, going into the last stage. Rocks are looking great!! Music by bensound.com

Rock Tumbling Step2-3 #thefinders

Rock Tumbling Step2-3 #thefinders

End of step 2, ready for step 3!! Rocks are looking great!! Check out the cool variety we get in Lake Superior!!

How to Polish Petoskey Stones in a Tumbler

How to Polish Petoskey Stones in a Tumbler

Have you ever heard that it’s impossible to tumble Petoskey stones? It’s not! I’ll show you how to tumble them from beginning to end. I’ll use dry corn cob media to get the final polish. If you don’t have a…

Rock Tumbling Step 1-2 # thefinders

Rock Tumbling Step 1-2 # thefinders

This is the end of step 1 going into step 2. Take a peek with me and see how they’re doing so far ! Music by www.bensound.com

Tumbling rocks for the first time!! #thefinders

Tumbling rocks for the first time!! #thefinders

So excited to show you how I tumbled my first batch of rocks!! I used the MJR 12 pound tumbler. https://mjrtumblers.com/ Still lots to learn but I’m really happy with the results. Tumbling is a new found love & hobby.…

My rock tumbler arrives!! #thefinders

My rock tumbler arrives!! #thefinders

My MJR 12 pound rock tumbler has arrived!! Can’t wait to tumble some rocks!!

The Biggest Rock I've Tumbled - Unakite

The Biggest Rock I’ve Tumbled – Unakite

This is the biggest rock I’ve ever tumbled. I started out by doing some grinding on it and then polished it in a 12 lb. barrel. I buy most of my lapidary supplies from The Rock Shed. I don’t make…

Rock Tumbling Tutorial for Rotary Tumblers and Ceramic Media

Rock Tumbling Tutorial for Rotary Tumblers and Ceramic Media

Want to learn how to polish rocks with a rotary tumbler? In this in-depth tutorial, you’ll learn to use your rotary tumbler with ceramic media to get a professional shine on your I have another similar video that…

Lake Superior Agates - Vibratory Tumbled

Lake Superior Agates – Vibratory Tumbled

Are you learning how to polish rocks? Check out these before and after pictures of Lake Superior Agates tumbled in a vibratory Thanks to Adam Anderson for the awesome box of agates! Here’s the follow-up video showing these…

Fossilized Coral from Florida and Georgia - Rocks in a Box 8

Fossilized Coral from Florida and Georgia – Rocks in a Box 8

This is fossilized coral from Georgia and/or I’m hoping @WILDKYLE stops in to tell us more about Thanks to Jim from Rock Tumbling Hobby for sending this to Rock Tumbling Hobby Forums: Rocks in a…