What is an authentic elite shungite stone?
A genuine elite shungite stone is a stone that was born only in Karelia, Russia. It should also be a shungite of the first type. Shungite of the first type is the scientific name of shungite from Karelia with a carbon content of 96 to 99%. They should not contain hydrogen (H) or less than 1%, the specific gravity is 1.8-2 gr/cm3 .
Externally, this mineral has a black color, it has a metallic luster, as well as a conchoidal fracture.
On the territory of Karelia there is one most famous place where authentic elite shungite stone was born and where it has been mined since the Russian Empire in 1887. Only from this deposit were obtained nuggets of shungite with the highest up to 99% carbon content in Karelia. However, after the reserves of the shungite deposit have been exhausted, it is almost impossible to find authentic elite shungite stone.
Nowhere else in the world are there similar deposits of elite shungite that would be accessible to people, have also been scientifically researched and so developed by geologists.
Please note that you should not trust deliberately false statements that somewhere else on Earth besides Karelia there are available and developed large deposits of elite shungite with large veins. You can read more in our article about how not to fall for a fake shungite.
Advantages of authentic shungite stone.
Initially, the Karelian real elite stone shungite became known due to the fact that unique fullerene molecules were found in it. This was a sensational discovery, since the molecules of fullerenes c60 and c70 in their natural form inside shungite were discovered for the first time on planet Earth.
A authentic elite shungite stone conducts electricity, that is, it is a semiconductor. Due to this, as well as its unique physicochemical composition, real shungite is able to absorb and reflect harmful EMF waves.
Currently, many scientific and geological studies of shungite from Karelia have been carried out. Russian, Soviet and foreign scientists have been doing this for about 150 years. And the more microscopic sizes are available to science, the more shungite surprises with its mysterious properties.
Also, our shop hails from Karelia guarantees the authenticity of our elite shungite nuggets with the help of geological studies of chemical composition and certificates of authenticity.
Features of the appearance of the authentic elite shungite stone.
Elite stone shungite consists almost entirely of a special form of amorphous carbon. At the same time, over time and in the process of formation, minerals such as quartz and pyrite were added to the elite shungite. The mineral quartz can fill cracks in shungite together with pyrite.
Also on the surface of the mineral shungite there may be traces of pyrite oxides in the form of yellow and orange plaque, it may look like rust. In addition, minor traces of other chemical elements may occur on the surface of the mineral shungite, which manifest themselves in the form of multicolored oxides.
Also, elite shungite may have some inclusions of the second type of shungite, since the veins of elite shungite usually fit into the thickness of this rock. Usually inclusions of the second type of shungite have a more matte and less shiny color.