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How to now that Shungite is real?

Shungite is a mineraloid that is typically found in Russia, and it is believed to have various helpful and protective properties. To determine if shungite is real, you can look for the following characteristics:

Measurement of electrical conductivity of shungite powder
Shungite powder is electrically conductive. The resistance tends to zero.

Authenticity certificate

Make sure that you purchase shungite from a trusted source that provides an authenticity certificate. This certificate typically includes information about the shungite’s origin, composition, and authenticity.

In addition, the results of official laboratory analyses of the chemical composition of shungite are needed. You can get acquainted with our certificates for shungite on this page. And also, you will find there the results of chemical analyses that we received in one of the branches of the Scientific Academy of Sciences – the Geological Institute of Petrozavodsk. Shungite is real if the manufacturer has a certificate of conformity and the results of laboratory tests.

Shungite certificate for for the enterprise individual entrepreneur
certificate for the production of shungite stone products

Physical properties

Shungite is a black, carbon-rich rock. Veins of Pyrite and quartz are clearly visible on its surface. It should also have a slightly coal texture and leave dark traces on white paper when rubbed. Shungite is real if it contains inclusions of Pyrite and Quartz.

quartz and pyrite inside shungite
quartz and pyrite in shungite inside natural shungite


Shungite is known to be an excellent conductor of electricity due to its high carbon content. When you place a Russian black stone on a conductive surface such as metal, it should be able to conduct electricity. Set the multimeter control to 200 KOm. Make your measurement. The value on the indicator should be about 0. Shungite is real if it conducts electric current.

How to now that Shungite is real
Checking shungite for electrical conductivity

Shungite is real if it has magnetic properties

Shungite stone may exhibit some magnetic properties, depending on the type of stone. Some types of Karelian stones are diamagnetic, while others are paramagnetic. Russian black stone acquires these properties as a result of the process of attrition into powder. It is the shungite powder that will have some magnetic properties. But raw black Russian stones is not magnetic. You can learn more about the magnetic properties of shungite in this article.

raw shungite crushed stones in powder 45 gr
raw black shungite crushed stones in powder 45gr

Shungite is real if it has Water purification ability

One of the most well-known properties of shungite is its ability to purify water. If you place a piece of shungite in a glass of water, it should help to remove impurities and make the water clean. It takes about 100 grams of shungite stones per liter of water. In addition, the contact time with water should be approximately 48 hours.

water purification shungite

If you are still unsure if a shungite is real or fake, it is always best to consult with an expert in the field of geology or mineralogy. Please allow us to draw your attention to our large and detailed article about shungite fake.

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