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Bismuth

Featuring 99.9% and 99.99% Bismuth in a variety of forms

In the Earth’s crust, bismuth is about twice as abundant as gold. In nature, it occurs in its native (free elemental) form, and also as its compounds. It is often associated with the ores of lead, tin, and copper. It’s most important ores are bismuthinite (a sulfide) and bismite (an oxide).

It is usually not economical to mine bismuth as a primary product. Rather, it is most often obtained as a byproduct of the processing of other metal ores, especially lead, or other metal alloys. Like lead (but to a much lesser extent), it is radiogenic, being formed from the natural radioactive decay of uranium and thorium.

Bismuth has several very important uses. Some salts of Bismuth have been found to be beneficial in the treatment of indigestion and other minor ailments of the alimentary canal. Bismuth is also used as an alloy with lead, cadmium and other metals in the manufacture of low melting temperature Fusible alloys, which are heavily used for making parts in the aeronautical industry. Bismuth is added to certain aluminum alloys to improve machinability and also to other metals for specialized uses and Bismuth salts are used in a range of catalysts.

 

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99.99% Bismuth Metal 2001Q 1 1/4" x 5" x 15" Slab 99.99 Bal
99.99% Bismuth Metal 2002A Needles 99.99 Bal
99.9% Bismuth Metal 2001B Regular Bar (1/2" x 7/8" x 13") 99.9 Bal
99.9% Bismuth Metal 2001E 1/8" and Down Shot 99.9 Bal
99.9% Bismuth Metal 2001C 1" Lumps 99.9 Bal