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Bismuth is a brittle metal with a white, silver-pink hue, often occurring in its native form with an iridescent oxide tarnish showing many colors from yellow to blue. The spiral stair stepped structure of a bismuth crystal is the result of a higher growth rate around the outside edges than on the inside edges.

Here's How To Grow Bismuth Crystals

Bismuth is a brittle metal with a white, silver-pink hue, often occurring in its native form with an iridescent oxide tarnish showing many colors from yellow to blue. The spiral stair stepped structure of a bismuth crystal is the result of a higher growth rate around the outside edges than on the inside edges.

Tree house interior on Crystal River in Colorado. By architect Steve Novy and designer David Rasmussen.

Whimsical treetop sanctuary on Crystal River

Tree house interior on Crystal River in Colorado. By architect Steve Novy and designer David Rasmussen.

Very elegant, black and white staircase. Luxuryprivatelistings.com #staircases #architecture #design

Very elegant, black and white staircase. Luxuryprivatelistings.com #staircases #architecture #design

Bismuth Crystals, they naturally occur like this after it's initial form is heated to a liquid state and then cools to form this geometric pattern!

Bismuth Crystals, By: BeeblebroxZ

Bismuth Crystals, they naturally occur like this after it's initial form is heated to a liquid state and then cools to form this geometric pattern!

Bismuth crystals | If you want one of the rarest bismuth crystals in the world, here it is!!! It was amazing seeing this creation come forth from the molten bismuth. Simply massive in size at 566 grams, and 4 1/2” by 4 1/8” by 3”. It has gorgeous pastel colors of greens, pinks, oranges, yellows, purples, blues, browns and golds.

Bismuth

Bismuth crystals | If you want one of the rarest bismuth crystals in the world, here it is!!! It was amazing seeing this creation come forth from the molten bismuth. Simply massive in size at 566 grams, and 4 1/2” by 4 1/8” by 3”. It has gorgeous pastel colors of greens, pinks, oranges, yellows, purples, blues, browns and golds.

Osmium is both the densest and the rarest element that you can dig out of the Earth. It's so hard that it's used (as an alloy) in places with constant pressure and wear, like the tips of fountain pens. One single cubic inch of this stuff weighs nearly a pound, and were you to somehow get a cubic foot of it, it would weigh over 1,400 pounds. Good luck with that, though: last year, the entire U.S. osmium production was only 165 pounds.

Osmium is both the densest and the rarest element that you can dig out of the Earth. It's so hard that it's used (as an alloy) in places with constant pressure and wear, like the tips of fountain pens. One single cubic inch of this stuff weighs nearly a pound, and were you to somehow get a cubic foot of it, it would weigh over 1,400 pounds. Good luck with that, though: last year, the entire U.S. osmium production was only 165 pounds.

Very fine old Mother Lode crystalline-gold specimen. Sold in the 1950s for $65; more recently for $12,500.

Very fine old Mother Lode crystalline-gold specimen. Sold in the 1950s for $65; more recently for $12,500.

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