If you read about the gem materials used for lapidary work and rock tumbling you will encounter three names over and over again. These are “agate”, “jasper” and “chalcedony”. These names are often misunderstood and often used incorrectly.
Collecting rocks is something that is fun and that the whole family can do. If you like that sort of thing. For some people, collecting rocks probably seems like a waste of time. But, for others, like me, we collect rocks almost everywhere we go.
How to Polish Rocks. Polishing rocks, also known as lapidary, is a fun hobby that yields beautiful results! You can polish rocks by hand with minimal equipment, or spring for a rock tumbler that can polish dozens of rocks at one time.