just had a great conversation with one of the community members about Bismuth.
So as some of you know, Bismuth as we see it for sale, is a “man-made” product, however it is made from a naturally occurring metal.
This then begs the question, is it truly by definitio, man-made or is it natural?
For those that don’t know, raw Bismuth is a plain silve/grey looking mineral which is then heated and allowed to cool very slowly which creates beautiful crystalline type formations. One could argue that gold, silver, copper etc are treated in the same way by smelting, moulding and shaping etc (although they don’t change their base structure or appearance in the same way that Bismuth does).
We would really value your input and thoughts on this as the people we have spoken to so far have polarised opinions.
And I guess, if we fall down on the side of “yes it’s a man made formation but the base material is natural” then should we, as a business start selling it?