You Won't Believe How This One Polished!

You Won’t Believe How This One Polished!

Thanks to my new friend Matt for taking me out on a Lake Michigan Petoskey stone hunt. The rocks didn’t look like much in the water, but this one sure did polish up nicely. If you’d like to see how…

Christmas Eve Rock Hunt

Christmas Eve Rock Hunt

Rob and David snuck out for a Christmas Eve rock hunt. We even got a couple rocks polished when we got home. Thanks to Christina Jelinek for doing the closed captions for this video. If you would like to help…

Petoskey Stone Exposed!

Petoskey Stone Exposed!

Watch as the outer layers of this rock are gradually stripped away. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – KINGSLEY NORTH – Kingsley North is a lapidary store in Michigan’s U.P. They make a great cab machine and…

Let's Make a Stone Turtle!

Let’s Make a Stone Turtle!

In just 60 seconds, I find rocks, make a turtle, and release it back to the wild. If you want to see more details about how I make these, check out this video: https://youtu.be/XJ8eysoWFLk #shorts #thefinders – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/…

Kingsley North Cabber 6 Review

Kingsley North Cabber 6 Review

Check out the Kingsley North six inch cabbing machine. I do a full review and make a couple cabs from some recently collected Ohio flint. Thanks to Kingsley North for sponsoring this video. If you’d like to purchase one of…

Kambaba Jasper and Green Tree Agate—Rocks in a Box 58

Kambaba Jasper and Green Tree Agate—Rocks in a Box 58

Be sure to stick around for the short slide show at the end. Some of the Green Tree Agate pictures are pretty cool. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of…

Lots of Variety in these Polished Rocks—Rocks in a Box 57

Lots of Variety in these Polished Rocks—Rocks in a Box 57

Another box of rocks for all you tumbled rocks fans. There are some really nice ones in this box. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from…

Assorted Tumbled Rocks—Rocks in a Box 56

Assorted Tumbled Rocks—Rocks in a Box 56

Lots of fun rocks in this batch. There’s one that’s really different that I can’t wait for you to see. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies…

Rock Variety Pack - Rocks in a Box 55

Rock Variety Pack – Rocks in a Box 55

Rocks in a Box is back! I’m running a little low on rocks, but I have a few left to show you. Lots of rocks that I can’t identify in this one. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com…

Rob gets Schooled in Agate Hunting by Agate Dad and 99 Rockhounding

Rob gets Schooled in Agate Hunting by Agate Dad and 99 Rockhounding

I met up with Taylor (Agate Dad) and Thomas (99 Rockhounding) to do a little agate hunting in a Minnesota stream. They showed me how it’s done. Check out Thomas’s channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2_1JiKIpOiumzeZAz78c7w and Taylor’s channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/AgateDad – INSTAGRAM…

Replacing a Stone in Kate's Buckle with Leland Blue

Replacing a Stone in Kate’s Buckle with Leland Blue

Kate’s belt buckle was missing a stone. I decided that this was a good place to use some Leland Blue that I had collected. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – https://michigan-rocks.creator-spring.com – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most…

Mixed Batch #10 - Rocks in a Box

Mixed Batch #10 – Rocks in a Box

This is another box of rocks from all over. There’s a lot of variety and they’re all pretty shiny. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from…

A Tour of My Lapidary Shop

A Tour of My Lapidary Shop

Have you ever wondered how I have my shop set up? This is your chance to see it. – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy most of my lapidary supplies from The…

Mozambique Agate – Rocks in a Box 52

Mozambique Agate – Rocks in a Box 52

In this episode of Rocks in a Box, we’ll look at Mozambique agates. They’re from Mozambique, but I got them from The Rock Shed. https://www.rockshed.com/rock-shop/rock-tumblers-supplies/crushed-rock-for-tumbling/medium-mozambique-agate/ – INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/michiganrocksyoutube/ – MERCH – http://teespring.com/stores/michigan-rocks – THE ROCK SHED – I buy…

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…

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 –…

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

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…

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…

Polishing an Amethyst Agate | Lapidary

Polishing an Amethyst Agate | Lapidary

Tag along on this lapidary adventure as I polish another Lake Superior agate with some quartz..well after polishing it for a little while, AMETHYST! How cool? Polishing this with my dremel set up and lapidary well was a blast and…

Tumbling Saw Scraps, a Tumbling Tip

Tumbling Saw Scraps, a Tumbling Tip

See what I do with my saw scraps. A link to my video on making crosses: https://youtu.be/dJ7qriOF0r4 I buy most of my lapidary supplies from The Rock Shed. I don’t make money from your purchases there, but I really think…

Polishing an Agate Nodule | Lapidary

Polishing an Agate Nodule | Lapidary

For this video I am polishing an Lake Superior agate nodule from its rough state without bands to a polished specimen. Let me know what you think it turned out to be! I polished this agate with a dremel rotary…

How to Partially Tumble Petoskey Stones

How to Partially Tumble Petoskey Stones

Although many people will tell you that it’s impossible to tumble Petoskey stones, the first two stages are actually easy to do. After that, you can hand sand them pretty quickly. The Petoskey stone is a 360,000,000 year old coral…