How to know if shungite is real?
The easiest and most common way is to check the conductivity. Shungite contains a large number of unique forms of carbon, which gives it the ability to conduct electric current. This method is the easiest at home. But what if other minerals can also conduct electricity? For example, this is a famous rock – Hematite.
Please look at these pictures. Which picture contains of shungite fake?
These are two completely different types of minerals. Both conduct electricity and are black in color. The picture on the left are the stones of classic shungite. On the right picture are hematite stones.
Also, some types of Hematite are very similar to the stones of elite Shungite. These stones as well as elite shungite can have a gray color and a shiny surface.
This is what these hematite samples look like.
In the picture below you can see a sample of genuine elite shungite. Learn more about this mineral you can in the section on our website – elite shungite. As you can see all these patterns are very similar to each other.
What is Hematite?
Gemtech is the rock black or gray. This mineral as well as shungite has electrical conductivity, but has a completely different chemical composition. Shungite 30% consists of a unique form of carbon. Hematite is 70% iron and 30% oxide. Here is its chemical formula – Fe2O3. Hematite is a common iron ore that is used for smelting iron and other industrial applications. Some of the largest and most famous deposits of Hematite are in Ukraine, as well as Brazil, Austria and other countries.
In addition, there is a huge number of shungite-Containing rocks. These are rocks that are similar to shungite, but in their chemical composition is an extremely small amount of unique carbon or it is close to zero. For example, it is a field in Kazakhstan. It is worth remembering that genuine Shungite is extracted only in one region on earth is the Republic of Karelia, Russia.
What other ways of checking shungite fake?
To accurately establish the authenticity of any mineral requires special laboratory conditions and expensive chemical tests. Most people, including intermediaries, do not think and do not suspect of fakes. In addition, not all people have the opportunity to use the services of scientific laboratories to study the authenticity of their samples of minerals.
You can view your sample visually. You can’t understand it if you focus only on the photos. Take your sample in your hand. A “classic” real shungite have a black color, it is somewhat similar to coal. On its untreated surface Pyrite and Quartzite inclusions are clearly visible and distinguishable.
These minerals have a Golden and whitish color. On the polished surface, these inclusions are poorly visible. But they can still be seen if you look at the surface of shungite at a certain angle and lighting. Untreated Shungite can stain your hands, but if it is well washed in water, it leaves almost no traces.
Elite Shungite has a light gray (but not bright silver) color and smooth surface. It has a homogeneous structure. It is nice and smooth to the touch. Reflects light and is similar to glass. Some areas are so flat that they look like a mirror. Perfectly conducts electric current. If you check the conductivity of a special device, the resistance of the electric current tends to zero. It has a relatively light weight in relation to size. Because it’s almost pure carbon at about 98%. This is a relatively expensive and rare mineral, the probability of forgery above.
Why can you trust us?
We are not intermediaries and are located directly in Karelia. You will receive from us real shungite directly from its field. This eliminates the risk of getting a fake shungite from intermediaries from other countries or regions of Russia, where there are many similar rocks. All our products are made only from 100% Shungite stone. We personally control the entire production process from the supply of raw materials to the final product. In addition, we cooperate with one of the largest companies to protect transactions on the Internet. This is PayPal company, every transaction on our website is protected.
Please remember that not all gold that glitters. Other shungite-containing rocks or Hematites (they are often given for genuine shungite) are very cheap, but do not have unique abilities, are useless for health and are used only in industry. Such products can be found in different countries, USA, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, China, etc.