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Bismuth Crystal-0

Bismuth Crystal


Bismuth Crystal

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This unusual crystal of Bismuth is formed in a way similar to our snowflake. Just as water is unusual in that it has a non linear cooling characteristic, so too does Bismuth. Consequently just as a snowflake, every crystal is unique. Another unusual feature of Bismuth is that up until modern pharmacy became mainstream, Bismuth was ground into a powder and used for stomach ailments..

Dimensions: 30mm high, 45mm wide

Location: Lab. grown

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg