Our First Batch of Tumbled Gems

Gems from a Rock Tumbler

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About a month ago we started a set of gems in our rock tumbler. This was our very first set of rocks and gems to try out. We picked up this National Geographic rock tumbler because the kids have a ton of rocks and gems from events. Every year my company picnic has a rock mining area and the kids have ton of those rocks from that. They also have some from going to Great Wolf Lodge. This past week when we were on the Cape I had each of the kids pick out three rocks that they liked and I will tumble them for the next month. Then when we return tot eh Cape we will bring the tumbled rocks and reveal them to the cousins. I think Eva will give a geology lesson for our home school Summer Science school.