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Bismuth and Skutterudite var. Smaltite

#PD31695

Bismuth and Skutterudite var. Smaltite

#PD31695
Availability
Sold
Size
4.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Bi (RRUFF)
Locality
Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall, England
Tagged
native element

Coarse granular ore specimen with both Bismuth and Skutteridite grains throughout matrix. Barstow label.

According to the USGS 2015 Commodity report, bismuth was used in principally in pharmaceutical production and accounted for two thirds of U.S. consumption. Bismuth compounds were also used in superconductors and pearlescent pigments for cosmetics and paints. China has evidently developed a low-melting-point bismuth alloy which can be used in 3D printing. 

Bismuth

Formula
Bi 
Crystal System
Trigonal 
Crystal Habit
Platy, Lamellar, Granular 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Metallic 
Color
silver white, pinkish white, red 
Streak
silver white 
Class
Trigonal - Hexagonal Scalenohedral 
Fracture
Uneven 
Hardness
2-2.5 

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Collection
Phillips Collection
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