Bismuthinite Bismuth Specimen Russia Transbaikalia

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BISMUTHINITE SPECIMEN

This is the raw lead gray bismuthinite specimen with bismuth in quartz. Dimensions: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5″ (2.5 x 2 x 1.2cm). Weight – 0.2oz (7 grams). Origin: Russia, Transbaikalia.

Some information about bismuthinite:

Bismuthinite is a mineral consisting of bismuth sulfide (Bi2S3). It is an important ore for bismuth. The crystals are steel-grey to off-white with a metallic luster. It is soft enough to be scratched with a fingernail and rather dense.

It occurs in hydrothermal veins with tourmaline-bearing copper veins associated with granite, in some high temperature gold veins, and in recent volcanic exhalation deposits.

It was first reported in 1832 from the mines of PotosĂ­, Bolivia.

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Weight 7 g