.Bismuth gets its name from the German word "wissmuth" meaning white mass and the Latin word bisemutum. Often confused with tin and lead due to its resemblance to those elements. Bismuth was utilized in ancient times by the Egyptians, Greeks, Asians, Romans and Chinese.
Claude Geoffrey Junine was credited with its discovery in 1753 demonstrating its distinction from lead and tin.Bismuth can be a wonderful stone to use for focus, visualization and shamanic journeying.
The Incas also utilized bismuth and used it with copper and tin to create a bronze alloy for knives.
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