Bismuth is a brittle metal with kind of an iridescent color. It is used alot in cosmetics, pigments and a few pharmaceuticals.Because some compounds are visible with x-rays, it is also used to coat tubing and plastics used in medical devices.

Market Dynamics:
​Bismuth is mined, with rich resources in  Australia, Bolivia, and China. However, Bismuth is primarily a byproduct of lead, copper, and tungsten smelting.

Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:


Lead (co-product)

Tungsten (co-product)

Copper (co-product)

Down Stream Materials:


Bismuth subsalicylate 

Bismuth subgallate

Bismuth subnitrate 

Bismuth trioxide 
​Bismuth oxychloride