ETYMOLOGYFrom the German word "Bismuth" which means "white matter¨, referring to the color of the item.
MINERAL CLASS: Native element (Metals).

HARDNESS:  2 - 2.5 on the Mohs scale.
FIELDSRussia, Germany, USA, South America.

MINERALOGY: White reddish or yellowish; Silver White Stripes; metallic sheen, bismuth may contain some tellurium, sulfur, arsenic and antimony. It is commonly present in sheet form or granular. Also in needles or fibers. Are also very frequent tree-dendritic groups, it originates in high temperature hydrothermal veins and pegmatitic deposits.

MYTHOLOGY: On the thirteenth century blended with lead and tin. Claude Geoffrey demonstrated in 1753, that was different from the lead. Karl Scheele and Bergman Torbern discovered as an element bismuth. Ranks 73 in abundance among the elements in Earth's crust, bismuth is one of the two worst heat conductors between all metals. Approximately 75% of the bismuth produced is used in medicine and cosmetics.

PROPERTIES: It attracts positive vibrations for money, is said to attract luck especially in gambling and betting, if you say that bismuth helps the cohesion of the group (family, friends, coworkers), helps you get ideas less obsolete and more constructive.




USES: Elaboration of several drugs, especially those for the treatment of colds, allergies and diarrhea. Alloyed with other metals such as tin, cadmium, creates materials with low melting point used in detection systems and fire fighting, with manganese the "bismanol" used for the manufacture of very powerful permanent magnets is obtained. E l bismuth oxychloride, BiOCl, is used in cosmetics and in manufacture of artificial pearls. The bismuth nitrate is relatively opaque to X-rays and is supplied in slurry when required radiographs of the digestive tract.

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