Mineral resource of the month: bismuth




Bismuth compounds are most known for their soothing effects on the stomach, wounds and sores. These properties make the compounds an essential part of many medicinal and cosmetic preparations, which until 1930 accounted for about 90 percent of the bismuth used. The subsequent development of low-melting alloys and chemical catalysts containing bismuth, as well as its use as an additive to casting alloys, has resulted in a wider variety of industrial applications for bismuth.
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Title Mineral resource of the month: bismuth
Series title Geotimes
Volume 2006
Issue December
Year Published 2006
Language English
Publisher AGI
Contributing office(s) National Minerals Information Center
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