Real shungite: How to check Authenicity

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
Real Shungite powder is electrically conductive. The resistance tends to zero

Confirmation of authenticity by means of an official document

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

In addition, the results of official laboratory analyses of the chemical composition of real shungite are needed. You can get acquainted with our certificates 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. Russian c60 stone 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 real shungite stone products

Physical properties of real shungite

Authentic Russian stone 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 the real stone inside


Real 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. Thus, Shungite is real if it conducts electric current.

How to now that Shungite is real
Verify authenticity for electrical conductivity

Shungite is real if it has magnetic properties

Real shungite 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 stone powder that will have some magnetic properties. But raw black Russian stones is not magnetic. You can learn more about the magnetic properties of the stone in this article.

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

Real shungite: Water purification ability

One of the most well-known properties of real shungite is its ability to purify water. If you place a piece of authentic Russian stone in a glass of water, it should help to remove impurities and make the water clean. It takes about 100 grams of black raw 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, 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 fakes.

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