Bismutite or bismuthite is a bismuth carbonate mineral with formula Bi2(CO3)O2 (bismuth subcarbonate). Bismutite occurs as an oxidation product of other bismuth minerals such as bismuthinite and native bismuth in hydrothermal veins and pegmatites. [ Mindat] It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system and typically occurs as earthy to fibrous masses. Webmineral]

It was first described in 1841 for an occurrence in Saxony.


* [ Handbook of mineralogy]

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