Bismuth Crystal .75 - 1.25 Inch in Collector Treasure Chest w Info Card

Bismuth Crystal .75 - 1.25 Inch in Collector Treasure Chest w Info Card

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Bismuth Crystal .75 - 1.25 Inch in Collector Treasure Chest w Info Card

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Bismuth Crystal .75 - 1.25 Inch in Collector Treasure Chest w Info Card

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Bismuth Crystal .75 - 1.25 Inch in Collector Treasure Chest w Info Card

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Bismuth Crystal in Collector Treasure Chest .75 - 1.25 Inch
Information Card Inside Lid
 

 

Bismuth crystals, with their unusual box-like configuration, do not occur in nature. These man-made crystals are grown from molten bismuth in a laboratory. As the bismuth melt is super-cooled, the atoms arrange to create an interesting triagonal crystal structure. The iridescent rainbow of colors is caused by light scattering off thin layers of bismuth oxide formed when the surface of the hot bismuth reacts with the air. Bismuth is used commercially in medicines, pigments and low-melting-point alloys. 

This mineral is made up primarily of only one element bismuth--and is therefore known as a native element. Bismuth (Bi), with the atomic number of 83 on the periodic chart, is the heaviest element that is stable and non-radioactive.

  • Origin: Europe
  • Quantity: 1 Small Iridescent Bismuth Crystal Specimen
  • Ages 8 and older

 This mineral comes inside a rustic wooden treasure chest. The Bismuth Crystal measures approximately .75 to 1.25 inches. The box measures approximately 4.25L x 3W x 2.25H inches. The mineral itself lays upon a bed of straw and is hand picked to ensure collector quality.


**IMPORTANT**  Picture with rock inside box is not representative of the actual rock. This image is shown to represent the Box that your Bismuth Specimen comes in.

Picture of the Bismuth Specimen is representative of the sample you will receive. Each rock is unique and will vary in shape, size and appearance.  No two rocks will be exactly alike. Your specimen will measure approximately three-quarters of one inch by one inch and display lovely circuit like iridescence.
 
 

Additional Information

SKU

SBV-R603A

Weight

0.2 lb

Suggested Age

8 and up

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