I made some home-made bismuth crystals, but Tryggvi made home-made bismuth. He needed some bismuth metal one day, but only had some kind of bismuth salt. So he worked out a reaction and precipitated it, then he had bismuth metal.
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Source: Tryggvi Emilsson and Timothy Brumleve
Contributor: Tryggvi Emilsson and Timothy Brumleve
Acquired: 6 September, 2002