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7214-1 by BeeblebroxZ 7214-1 by BeeblebroxZ
Bismuth Crystal #7214
38 grams  (1.35oz)
Approximate dimensions:  1 1/2” X 1 3/8” X 1 1/4”

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This specimen has a lightly filed bottom for easy display.

I ship domestic and international.

Bismuth is element #83 on the Periodic Table of Elements. It is known as a post-transition metal. It has a relatively low melting-point of about 520 degrees F, which makes it easy to work with. Bismuth crystals form when the metal begins to cool from a molten state. The iridescent colors that bismuth crystals are usually known for are the result of an oxide tarnish.

Although it is relatively easy to make bismuth crystals, making high-quality crystals is a bit more difficult. First, you'll need several pounds of bismuth (99.99% pure). Second, a heating process. You can use a lab-quality heating plate, but you can also achieve the same results on a kitchen stove. Third is the extraction method. How you extract the crystals from the molten metal directly affects the types of crystals you create. Lastly, the cooling method. How quickly or slowly the crystal cools determines its colors.

Bismuth crystals are fragile.  Please handle with care.
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AurePeri Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I kneew I recognized your pictures! I have this one specifically on my shelf! A small chip broke off during a move, but still bold and beautiful! Thanks for the hard work!
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ha!  Serendipity, right?
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AurePeri Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally! :D Loved the piece, still happy I got it :3
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