In our online store various samples of Karelian elite shungite are presented. Each sample has a natural shape and has not been subjected to any processing. We guarantee you the authenticity of each piece of Karelian elite shungite in our shungite store.
What is Karelian elite shungite?
Karelian elite shungite is one of the rarest minerals on earth. This mineral contains C60 fullerenes in its chemical composition. It is a 98% carbon of unique form that is found nowhere else in nature. Learn more about it here. You can find more different pieces of Karelian elite shungite stone in this section of our website.
Why is this mineral so rare?
Currently, the mine of this mineral is completely exhausted. This happened in 1980 at the time when the Soviet Union existed. Now there are only crumbs and very small veins. It is extremely rare to find samples of shungite elite of large size. These samples are really of great value because to find such a sample is a great success. Each year the mine eroded by melt water, with the result that at any moment the mine could collapse. In addition, every year it becomes more difficult to find the remains of Karelian elite shungite. As a result, this rare mineral may disappear from nature completely in the near future. Currently, this is the only place on earth where this unique mineral was found.
Only authentic samples in our store
Karelian elite shungite stone in our store are unique specimen of which is no longer in nature. All these samples has a natural shape and has not been subject to any processing. Each piece had been mined by hand. Please note, some pieces may contain small veins of rust inclusions. These are natural inclusions of the genuine minerals. The traces of other minerals that have oxidized under the influence of oxygen and water. These rust marks can be removed with a hard brush. Some inclusions go deep into the mineral and are difficult to clean. This mineral is electrically conductive. Shungite elite freely conducts electric current while the resistance force tends to zero.
All of these rare specimens is unique in the world and has no repetitions.
Currently, there are a huge number of fakes of Elite shungite. We have been repeatedly told about this by our customers. In addition, in today’s world with modern technology it has become much easier to do. All samples of Karelian elite shungite stone in our store are provided with a guarantee of authenticity. You will receive it from us directly from Karelia from the place of extraction. We are not intermediaries and collect each piece personally. Please note that elite shungite can not be cheaper than in the place where it is extracted.