We guarantee you that you will receive from us original shungite nuggets directly from Karelia. Our online shop is located directly in the Republic of Karelia. Each sample has a natural shape and has not been subjected to any processing. We provide a guarantee that you will receive from us only the original authentic Russian mineral of type 1 with a carbon content of at least 98%. You can learn more about us and our products on the About us page.
However, we maintain warehouses in the US and Europe to ensure fast delivery times. This item is currently in stock in Europe but is available for worldwide shipping.
Elite shungite nuggets
Elite shungite nuggets is one of the rarest minerals on earth. In addition, this mineral contains C60 fullerenes in its chemical composition and has silver color. 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 the rare minerals in this section of our website. We also have a set of five elite shungite nuggets of larger size and weight for sale.
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 elite shungite nuggets 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 elite shungite nuggets. 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.
Elite shungite nuggets in Nature
Elite shungite nuggets 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 (pyrite and quartz). 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 silver carbon mineral is electrically conductive. It freely conducts electric current while the resistance force tends to zero.
Only authentic samples in our store
All of these rare specimens type 1 is unique in the world and has no repetitions. You can learn more about all three types of this Russian rock in this article.
Currently, there are a huge number of fakes. 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 the 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 nuggets can not be cheaper than in the place where it is extracted.