Name:

bismuth

A photo of the mineral bismuth

Class:

Native Element

Chemistry:

Bi

Color(s):

gray, metallic

Hardness:

2.0 - 2.5

SpecGrav:

9.7 - 9.8

Fracture:

Cleavage:

good

Crystal:

hexagonial but quite rare, often in lamular groups.

Envronment:

in pegmatites, hypothermal and mesothermal veins, and hydrothermal replacements

Association:

bismuthinite, quartz, gold, cassiterite

Locals:

| germany | Sweden | Canada | S.C., USA | Mexico |

Misc:

Named from the German ≥Wismut≤ of unknown origin or perhaps from the Arabic, ≥biismid≤, meaning ≥having the properties of antimony≤.

Photos
& Locals:

1.) Sri Lanka
2.) Sri Lanka

3.) Sri Lanka

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