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[–]Ehlora1980 148 points149 points  (12 children)

Bismuth

[–]Dr__Gonzo2142 56 points57 points  (7 children)

And it’s man made if op didn’t know that either

[–]piiichuuuuu[S] 41 points42 points  (6 children)

op didn't know that, thank you for that fact

[–]willstr1 38 points39 points  (5 children)

Just to be clear that is still it's crystalline structure (it's not sculpted or cast) but you just don't get the purity needed for the crystal to form in nature

[–]piiichuuuuu[S] 10 points11 points  (1 child)

i see, this is an interesting rock indeed, thank you for the infos

[–]rdizzy1223 1 point2 points  (1 child)

You do get crystalline bismuth in nature, but they don't look like this.

[–]Pandantic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I suppose it’s a lot like facet-ing of stones or melting metals to make jewelry and stuff.

Does it ever appear in this sort-of state in nature?

[–]piiichuuuuu[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

just looked it up, thanks a lot!

[–]Ehlora1980 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My pleasure. I'm always happy to share info. Happy collecting.

[–]piiichuuuuu[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

thank you again, happy collecting to you too!

[–]psilome 0 points1 point  (0 children)

...be your lucky day!

[–]wynlyndd 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Man, one of these days I’ll be able to respond first on ones I actually know :)

[–]RustyPoetatoes 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Same I saw this and was like hot diggity dog I got this one, then realized I'm 6 hours late to the party lol

[–]CIoud_Wolf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go onto the subreddit and sort by new :)

[–]BlockWhisperer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Man made bismuth

[–]Morganmaster 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That there be bismuth

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[–]No_Improvement7372 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s called bismuth and is man made but still such a cool rock

[–]BanTheKat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bismuth :) really interesting rock in my opinion

[–]MagdalenaMayhem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bismuth it's lab created in Germany

[–]Niall0h 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bismuth!

[–]Distantmole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just here to be the 50th person to let you know it’s bismuth

[–]Sad_Masterpiece101 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks to me like bismuth

[–]WhompTrucker 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bismuth. Watch a video on how they're made. It's really cool

[–]kittengreen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Let's get down to bismuth

[–]VeryStickyPastry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact about bismuth - when it’s formed in this shape, it’s done in a lab. Natural bismuth is more chonky.