Akari

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bismuth-209, a half life of 1.9 x 10^19 years, more than a billion times the age of the universe.

bismuth-209, a half life of 1.9 x 10^19 years, more than a billion times the age of the universe.

This is a picture of a naturally-occurring Bismuth crystal. They are amazing and have awesome commercial and pharmaceutical benefits… but not for your skin. Many makeup companies use a derivative of this ore in their cosmetics because it has that beautiful iridescence to it. They advertise the benefits of “natural” ingredients in mineral makeup. Well arsenic is natural too, and Bismuth Oxychloride has a very similar chemical structure to arsenic! This ingredient is a by-product of copper and…

This is a picture of a naturally-occurring Bismuth crystal. They are amazing and have awesome commercial and pharmaceutical benefits… but not for your skin. Many makeup companies use a derivative of this ore in their cosmetics because it has that beautiful iridescence to it. They advertise the benefits of “natural” ingredients in mineral makeup. Well arsenic is natural too, and Bismuth Oxychloride has a very similar chemical structure to arsenic! This ingredient is a by-product of copper and…

Bismuth. Manmade but still gorgeous.

Bismuth. Manmade but still gorgeous.

Bismuth (Man made crystal showing hopper growth pattern)

Bismuth (Man made crystal showing hopper growth pattern)

As a chemist, this is the most pure specimen of gold I have even set my eyes on. I spent a year measuring the purity of gold for the treasury, and I must say that I have never seen a specimen of such beauty and purity.

As a chemist, this is the most pure specimen of gold I have even set my eyes on. I spent a year measuring the purity of gold for the treasury, and I must say that I have never seen a specimen of such beauty and purity.

Bismuth

Bismuth

Bismuth Geode/ bismuth that has been grown and cooled in an eggshell! Apparently bismuth is one of the easiest crystals to grow yourself. Bismuth does not naturally occur in geode form. What fun to create your own dragon's egg!

Bismuth Geode/ bismuth that has been grown and cooled in an eggshell! Apparently bismuth is one of the easiest crystals to grow yourself. Bismuth does not naturally occur in geode form. What fun to create your own dragon's egg!

Bismuth Crystal Grow your own crystals.... For How To directions type in "Bismuth Crystal" in browser

Bismuth Crystal Grow your own crystals.... For How To directions type in "Bismuth Crystal" in browser

Large Bismuth Metal Crystal, Iridescent, Fractal, and Unique. like a city in your hand. what beings live there...

Large Bismuth Metal Crystal, Iridescent, Fractal, and Unique. like a city in your hand. what beings live there...

Bismuth Crystal Grow your own crystals.... For How To directions type in "Bismuth Crystal" in browser

Bismuth Crystal Grow your own crystals.... For How To directions type in "Bismuth Crystal" in browser