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Is shungite a gemstone?

No, shungite is not a gemstone. Besides, this stone is not even semi-precious!
But this fact does not make shungite a useless and unnecessary stone. On the contrary, it is a fairly well-known and in-demand mineral (rock) on the market. In this article, you will learn why shungite is not a precious stone, but it is still valuable. And also, relatively, an expensive stone.

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shungite and geamstone
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What are shungite rocks for?

Introduction to the concept of shungite

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shungite rocks

Shungites (from the name of the village Shunga) is a Precambrian rock saturated with carbonaceous (shungite substance) material in a non-crystalline state. With metamorphism, they turn into graphite, cryptocrystalline graphite. Unstratified (migrated) anthraxolite contains up to 99% carbon and occurs in the form of stratified and oblique veins, nests and tonsils.

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Shungite water stones

Shungite water stones
Shungite water stones

Shungite water stones is a unique gift of nature. For quite a long time, scientists have been studying such a rock as shungite. The attention of researchers is attracted by its unusual structure and incredibly useful properties. The study of the qualities of the shungite water stones led scientists to the conclusion that this rock can be used in various fields of human activity and solve the main difficulties, including difficulties associated with water purification.

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