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Bismuth

Discover the mesmerizing beauty of bismuth crystals and learn how they form. Explore top ideas for incorporating these unique creations into your home decor or jewelry collection.
Bismuth Iridescence | by cobalt123 Pretty Rocks, Cool Rocks, Beautiful Rocks, Beautiful Nature, Lovely, Minerals And Gemstones, Minerals Crystals, Rocks And Minerals, Bismuth Crystal

Best viewed large to see how these crystals formed. The crystals grow by expanding when the mineral is heated and then cooled. It is called a "hopper mineral' for the structural pattern of crystals. Third of 5 images in a row of the mineral bismuth, a metal that has some radioactivity and is often laboratory-grown to produce such large crystals. This specimen is about 2" across. In different light it will catch rainbow colors. See the links below for fascinating information about bismuth and…

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