Petrovsky shungite

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What is petrovsky shungite?

In fact, type 2 shungite is real shungite from Karelia, which is also called Petrovsky shungite on the Internet. But you will not always get type 2 shungite if you buy “Petrovsky shungite”. Perhaps this is a matter of confusion, or even outright deception. In fact, “Petrovsky shungite” is just a marketing name. The shungite type 2 differs from the other two most well-known types of shungite (first and third) in the amount of special amorphous shungite carbon. In turn, which contains unique fullerenes. Also, geologists have proven that shungite type 2 has an age of more than 2 billion years. And was first found from the village of Shunga, in the same deposit where deposits of type 1 shungite were found.

What is shungite type 2?

Petrovsky shungite is a fictitious term, marketing, which often misleads people. For example, we often see that there are unscrupulous sellers on the Internet. Here they sell bracelets, pyramids, pendants. We can see that these products are made of classic type 3 shungite. But they sell them under the name “Petrovsky Elite Shungite”.

The fact is that they do not make beads or any products industrially from Petrovsky shungite (if they mean type 2 shungite). For the reason that, shungite type 2 is not subject to industrial extraction. Because his small field in the village of Shunga is closed and practically depleted. In addition, we cannot make anything from elite shungite (like shungite 1) because of its rarity and fragility. Except when we drill or tie pieces of this mineral for pendants. Moreover, there is no such mineral “elite Petrovsky shungite” in nature.

Thus, in Karelia there is only type 2 shungite (or Petrovsky shungite with a carbon content of 35-70%). Or shungite type 1, or elite shungite (with a carbon content of more than 95%). There is also classic black shungite (type 3) with a carbon content of 20-35% and others.

What is the difference between shungite and elite shungite?

You ask, then what is the difference between different shungites? The fact is that elite shungite always means shungite with a carbon content of at least 95%, it is shungite type 1. And it has an outer shiny surface that reflects light in such a way that it looks like silver. Read more about shungite of the shungite 1 type here.

And shungite type 2, with a lower carbon content of 35-70%, it does not shine, it is matte and if it has a slight shine, then it is dull. The lower the carbon content, the dimmer the shungite, it is dark gray and matte. And there is also type 3 shungite (for example, Zazhoginsky shungite with a carbon content of about 30%). And it is black, it does not shine by itself and it is matte. You can see the difference in more detail in our article on the types of shungite.

Do we make products from Petrovsky shungite?

Actually, in the production of shungite in Karelia, we do not process Petrovsky shungite. We and any other shungite production facilities cannot process it on an industrial scale and make products from it. That is, we cannot do this because of the physicochemical properties of type 2 shungite. After all, it cannot be processed. In addition, we know that the reserves of type 2 shungite are very small, and their extraction is prohibited.

However, we make geometric products in our factory only from black classical shungite of the 3rd type. Since it lends itself to processing and is officially mined in Karelia. In addition, we also do not make anything from type 1 elite shungite except for pendants when we drill or braided  individual minerals of elite shungite.

Therefore, direct shungite fakes can be found on the Internet. But in our store we do geological research and give a guarantee of the authenticity of our shungite samples, provided with certificates.

The use of petrovsky shungite.

Since the mineral composition of shungite rocks and their special structures state are diverse. Than the practical use of stones is possible in a wide variety of areas. For example, in the chemical industry and in metallurgy, in the construction of special structures for shielding dangerous electromagnetic waves. And also for water purification from organic and inorganic substances, heavy metals and pathogenic organisms.

Shungite of the second type in large copies is ideal for a collection. It will also serve as a powerful crystal to protect against electromagnetic waves.