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If you want one of the rarest bismuth crystals in the world, here it is!!! It was amazing seeing this creation come forth from the molten bismuth. Simply massive in size at 566 grams, and 4 1/2” by 4 1/8” by 3”. It has gorgeous pastel colors of greens, pinks, oranges, yellows, purples, blues, browns and golds.
Facts and strange things about Bismuth - "I grow all my own bismuth crystals out of 99.99% pure bismuth. The growing time is about 1 hour. Ever drink Pepto-Bismol? Well if you have, then you’ve swallowed some bismuth. Don’t be afraid. Pharmaceutical applications are one of the main uses of bismuth. Bismuth is the 83rd element on the periodic table of elements. It sits just to the right of lead. Which means it is a bit heavier then lead. Because it is non-toxic, bismuth is now being substituted for lead in shot gun shells. No more contaminating our ponds with lead. Bismuth also has a low melting point which is why it is used in overhead sprinkler systems". [Read More]
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