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Some bismuth crystals

Postby PHPBB12345 » January 13th, 2018, 4:32 am

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Not my crystals, but with 99.9+ purity
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Bismuth crystals is avaliable in China.

EDIT: this "bismuth" isn't username
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby Saka » January 13th, 2018, 4:34 am

Where did you get it? I really like them but cannot find any in Indonesia.
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby Gamedziner » January 13th, 2018, 8:06 am

Saka wrote:Where did you get it? I really like them but cannot find any in Indonesia.

They're produced from bismuth metal, which is isolated artificially. The crystals are too fragile to appear in nature, except under very rare circumstances. You can purchase them online, but expect them to be inside of bubble wrap, inside of a box, and inside of another box. They're that fragile. I actually have one... Or, to be more precise, multiple smaller ones, since I accidentally broke the original crystal.
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby Saka » January 13th, 2018, 8:23 am

Gamedziner wrote:...You can purchase them online, but expect them to be inside of bubble wrap, inside of a box, and inside of another box...

If I could find any online I would probably have 1 or 2 by now.
By find I literally can't find any, even online on Indonesian version of eBay. Maybe available in science stores?

The results I get for bismuth are bismuth medicine tablets and Bismuth Nitrate Pentahydrate but I'm not sure that's the right stuff.

Update on bismuth:
On another Indo-eBay I found bismuth but it's kinda-ridiculously expensive at about $60 for preordering 100 grams
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby muzik » January 13th, 2018, 9:33 am

It is possible and relatively simple to extract metallic bismuth from pepto bismol ifnyou have the right chemicals on hand.
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby Bullet51 » January 13th, 2018, 10:26 am

Saka wrote:Where did you get it? I really like them but cannot find any in Indonesia.


Bismuth is avaliable in China.
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby Saka » January 13th, 2018, 10:30 am

Bullet51 wrote:Bismuth is avaliable in China.

I recently went to China but just bought a lot of candy :P

I don't feel good with importing.
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby Majestas32 » January 13th, 2018, 1:24 pm

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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby toroidalet » January 13th, 2018, 1:25 pm

Saka wrote:On another Indo-eBay I found bismuth but it's kinda-ridiculously expensive at about $60 for preordering 100 grams

How pure is it? You can get 99.99% pure bismuth for about $16/lb (it's discounted right now and they only ship from the USA so prices may be different) but,
Saka wrote:I don't feel good with importing.

so you might want to chemically isolate it from other common compounds since bismuth isn't produced in Indonesia.
For example, if you have some pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) lying around you can burn it with a blowtorch to produce bismuth oxides, which can (probably) be turned into bismuth in solution.
Make sure too much doesn't decay radioactively when you get it!
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby Gamedziner » January 14th, 2018, 7:22 am

toroidalet wrote:For example, if you have some pepto-bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) lying around you can burn it with a blowtorch to produce bismuth oxides, which can (probably) be turned into bismuth in solution.
Make sure too much doesn't decay radioactively when you get it!

Bismuth is less radioactive than a banana.
To produce bismuth from Pepto-Bismol, see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grpSfjUImUs
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby Majestas32 » January 14th, 2018, 1:59 pm

I see the mathematical pattern you did there...
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Re: Some bismuth crystals

Postby PHPBB12345 » January 23rd, 2018, 2:11 am

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