Bismuth is a silvery and brittle metal that is frequently found in low-melt alloys. Demand for Bismuth metal has grown over the past 20 years in large part due to its effective use as a substitute for lead.
Compared to other metals, Bismuth is the most diamagnetic, it resists being magnetized and is repelled by a magnetic. It also has low electric conductivity and the greatest electrical resistance when placed in a magnetic field, a trait called the Hall effect.
It has a very low thermal conductivity, lower than any other metal except mercury. It also has a relatively low melting point, especially when alloyed with tin and lead.
Bismuth can be a wonderful stone to use for focus, visualization and shamanic journeying. It can prevent you from becoming overwhelmed by all of your responsibilities while at the same time increasing your energy levels to deal with them. Bismuth relieves feelings of loneliness or isolation, it is a stone of transformation and change helping to adapt to change with calm assurance.
Bismuth encourages cohesiveness, so would be very helpful in group and/or relationship dynamics. Physically, use Bismuth to reduce fevers, find new treatments to deal with chronic illnesses, ease the effects of degenerative muscle conditions and get you back on your feet after major surgeries.