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    Rockhounds on Wayalife

    I grew up in the AZ desert searching for rocks and fossils. In the late 80s, I got a Lortone rock tumbler and used it a bunch. I hadn't used it since the mid 90s. Now that I have kids, my oldest daughter is starting to like rocks and crystals. I pulled this tumbler out a few days ago and it still works after 20 years of use. Made in the USA. I decided to search a little on the web and this company still exists and even has YouTube videos on their website for instruction. When I first got this, it came with a piece of paper for instructions. Pretty cool. Hoping there are others on Wayalife with some interest in searching for rocks or polishing.

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    Knows a Thing or Two Kalums's Avatar
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    Sweet great idea for a thread, my kids love finding interesting rocks and polishing them up. I I don't own a tumbler yet but I can see it in the near future (maybe for their b-day(s)) any suggestions for a beginner? They love finding quarts and similar colorful rocks.

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    This is going to be an awesome thread!
    Couple pics I have on my phone.

    Prehistoric shark teeth.
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    Arrowhead I found while out hunting
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    en hopup veritas

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    This is going to be an awesome thread!
    Couple pics I have on my phone.

    Prehistoric shark teeth.
    IMG_0016.JPG.

    Arrowhead I found while out hunting
    IMG_0707.JPG.
    Holy shit! Did you get a new phone? No more iPhone 2s?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HighwayTrout View Post
    This is going to be an awesome thread!
    Couple pics I have on my phone.

    Prehistoric shark teeth.
    IMG_0016.JPG.

    Arrowhead I found while out hunting
    IMG_0707.JPG.
    So funny little story about sharks teeth... Out fossil hunting with the boys last summer found a lot of nice plant fossils, got home and went to take off my shoes. I saw something imbedded in the heal of my shoe. I thought it was a goat head, ended up being a (about 1/2 inch) sharks tooth.

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    My wife and I were just talking about getting a tumbler. Good to know there's a USA made one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalums View Post
    Sweet great idea for a thread, my kids love finding interesting rocks and polishing them up. I I don't own a tumbler yet but I can see it in the near future (maybe for their b-day(s)) any suggestions for a beginner? They love finding quarts and similar colorful rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KaPow View Post
    My wife and I were just talking about getting a tumbler. Good to know there's a USA made one!
    I honestly don't know much about tumblers because this is the only one I've owned. But after close to 30 years, it's still running.

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    Cool thread! Every place I visit I look for unique rock to keep.

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