Bismite


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Bis´mite


n.1.(Min.) Bismuth trioxide, or bismuth ocher.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Bismuth oxide is naturally found as the mineral bismite, however, it is also obtained as a by-product from the smelting of lead ores and copper ores.
Zinc oxide prevents the change in color caused by conversion of bismuth oxide to bismite. (17)
Bandy (1944) lumps them together under bismite, but they need further study.
Bismuthcontaining minerals found include native bismuth, bismite, bismutite, bismuthinite, and beyerite (Jahns and Wright, 1951).
Much use was made of the acronym BIKONRISNOT: "But I know of no reason it should not occur there"; when a locality known to have bismuth also has bismite ascribed to it, bikonrisnot is about all one can say.