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Shungite Powder

shungite powder
Real Shungite Powder

Shungite powder is a substance of black color from 100% rare stone, which has been crushed to Carine small size. The shungite dust is obtained by grinding rock Shungite in special equipment.

If you take this dust in your hand and blow on it, you will get a cloud of black dust. This indicates the extremely fine particle size of this dust. However, the final product must not contain any impurities or additives.

It should only be made from 100% genuine stones of this rare rock. Only such products can be called-shungite powder. Other products in which there are impurities or this powder was made from other rocks with the addition of shungite, called shungite-containing Powder. This kind of products are usually sold in packages that are heavy in weight.

In addition, the price of this product is even lower than the cost of genuine raw materials from which this shungite dust should be made. Such products will be harmful and useful for health. After all, such production contains extremely small amounts of carbon or it is completely absent. It is this rare chemical element that is the basis of healing power as a natural antioxidant in the form of fullerenes.

How to Test Shungite powder

Determine the authenticity of the powder can only be in special laboratory conditions. It is impossible to make these studies at home, because there is an extremely large number of minerals that in appearance and color are similar to this rare mineral.

The situation is complicated by the fact that these similar minerals also have electrical conductivity, as well as Shungite. The most reliable way is not to check shungite powder, but to buy it directly from the place of extraction and production. As we wrote earlier, we are located in Karelia and guarantee the authenticity of our products. In addition, we ensure the high quality and purity of this product.

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Republic of Karelia

Shungite powder fullerenes

Fullerenes are molecular particles that can protect the human body from external negative factors. This is only a small part of the abilities of these particles. As a result of scientific research, it was found that the molecules of fullerene C60 are able to act as a powerful antioxidant. In addition, these unusual molecules in their natural state have only been found in one natural mineral. this mineral is called shungite. Read more about this in our article fullerenes.

Shungite powder benefits

The main advantage of this substance is the fact that it is a carrier of natural and one of the strongest anti-oxidants. The stones of this rare mineral also contain unique carbon and fullerenes, but the powder has the consistency of dust and can be dissolved in water or other liquids. Such solutions can be prepared at home without special equipment, which is also an indisputable crushed shungite powder benefit.

Shungite powder uses

In the modern world, shungite powder is widely used in various spheres of human life. This was made possible by a set of unique properties of this amazing mineral. Shungite dust is used in Spa treatment and rehabilitation of people.

And also shungite crushed powder is used to create create dietary supplements and feedings in the field of animal husbandry and agronomy. Many scientific studies in these areas confirm the fact that supplements based on this mineral are really effective.

For example, shungite powder is used to make food additives for highly productive animals. This mineral digestion activator is an adsorbent of mitotoxins. It prevents the adverse effects of mycotoxins on the animal organism even with a high degree of contamination of feed with mold.
According to the results of the competition, mycotoxin adsorbent based on shungite from the Republic of Karelia was awarded the Grand Prix in the nomination “Best Feed Solution Agros-2022“.

Shungite powder for emf protection.

In addition, shungite powder can be used to protect against emf radiation. Truly, the emf protective properties of shungite have been scientifically proven. Therefore, it is possible to make shungite paint from it, by adding shungite dust to the binder.

Using in animal husbandry

For example, in one of the regions of Karelia, Russia in the village of Berezovka, an experiment was conducted. On the farm for breeding Arctic Foxes included in the diet Supplement based on shungite powder. As a result, the population of Arctic Foxes in the control group increased by 20%. In addition, the well-being and quality of fur of these animals improved significantly.

Using for health improvement of people

shungite cream
Cream made of Shungite Powder

In the Spa treatment in various Sanatoriums for the recovery of people in Russia also apply shungite powder. They make cream out of it. To do this, mix the crushed shungite with water until a homogeneous thick consistency. This cream is applied in the lumbar region, as well as inflamed joints. Such compresses increase blood flow in the tissues resulting in inhibition of inflammatory processes. It is also worth noting that such compresses have a positive impact on human skin health.

Can you eat Shungite Powder

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The shungite dust wholesale from Karelia.

In addition, currently in the open sources of the world wide web, information about Shungite in olive oil is increasingly found. In this case, shungite powder is mixed with olive oil and taken orally as a mineral Supplement to food. You can buy this pure product in our online store, click here.

Magnetic properties of shungite powder

“Shungites and maxovites, due to the diamagnetism of the Shungite Substance, are usually diamagnetic.

However, in some cases, their magnetic susceptibility can reach 50∙10-6 units of CGS* if sulfides are present in their composition (for example, Fe, Zn, Cu and others).

A local increase in magnetic susceptibility is usually observed in the immediate vicinity of gabbro-dolerite sills and basalt covers. ”(1)

This means that shungite can exhibit paramagnetic properties due to metal sulfides in its composition. At the same time, weak magnetism is manifested mainly in shungite powder. That is, shungite dust will exhibit paramagnetism properties.

Indeed, this applies to all shungites, because they have a large and diverse mineral component – silica and sulfides. For example, shungite of the third type (20-35% carbon). But except for the first type with the highest carbon content (since elite shungite is practically free of impurities).

An important fact is that shungite begins to show small properties of paramagnetism when it is ground into powder. And when heating shungite powder 790-820 K, it even increases its magnetization, but already exhibits the properties of an antiferromagnet. (2)

For example, at room temperature, particles of shungite powder can stick to a conventional magnet. And a bag of powder can even stick to a stronger neodymium magnet.

This only means that shungite powder is weakly magnetic, and it exhibits the properties of paramagnets. It is impossible to say that shungite is a ferromagnet like, for example, iron or hematite. Since shungite exhibits only weak magnetic properties in the crushed shungite powder state due to sulfide impurities.

Why is shungite powder magnetic?

his is because when shungite is ground into powder, its structure becomes a microheterogenic system. This means that in this state, the structure of shungite dust consists of phases of different mineral composition.

When shungite is ground, the various components of shungite are separated from the static quartz matrix of shungite, they become free and accessible to the magnetic field. And in the composition of shungite, as is known, there are sulfides that have magnetic properties.

In general, the weak magnetization of the shungite powder of the Zazhoginsky deposit at room temperature is about 0.01 A∙m2/kg. The carbon content in this type 3 shungite ranges from 20 to 35% and on average about 30%.(2)

At the same time, in order to show the weak magnetism of crushed shungite powder, it is necessary to use a strong neodymium magnet.

An amazing example. For example, a shungite plate weighing 10 grams will not be magnetized to a neodymium magnet. This means that in this case, shungite exhibits the properties of a diamagnet.

And if this plate is ground into powder, then this shungite dust will be attracted to a strong neodymium magnet.

Conclusions about the magnetism of shungite powder

The initial shungite carbonaceous substance is a diamagnet. That is, it is not magnetic. But shungite rocks contain different amounts of carbon along with a variety of mineral components (quartz, carbonates, sulfides, micas, etc.). And therefore, in the samples of shungite in the form of dust (except elite) there will be some weak magnetism.
In the Karelian market there is only one type of shungite powder of type 3 from the shungite of the Zazhoginsky deposit with varying degrees of grinding.

And we offer only the original shungite powder from the shungite of the Zazhoginsky deposit. We give guarantees of authenticity for shungite powder. We have made a voluntary certification of our crushed shungite powder. And we also did a chemical study of shungite dust at the Institute of Geology of the Karelian Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Academy of Sciences), Petrozavodsk.

Chemical composition of shungite powder of the Zazhoginsky deposit

So, we received a certificate of voluntary compliance for our shungite products. We also additionally examined samples of the initial shungite raw materials from the Zazhoginskoye deposit. We did this at the same Geological Institute of Karelia to identify the original composition of shungite stones and crushed shungite.

Table of the mass fraction of chemical elements in the composition of shungite powder from the Zazhoginskoe deposit. The determination of the mass fraction of elements in the samples was carried out using X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF) on the device ARL ADVANT’X (Thermo Scientific, Switzerland).

Element – chemical element.

m/m% – mass fraction of chemical elements in the composition of shungite powder from the Zazhoginskoe deposit.

StdErr% – error percentage

Compound – these are the oxides corresponding to the investigated elements.

П.П.П. – loss on calcination as a percentage. This means how much of the substance, in percentage, has left the sample in a muffle furnace at 1000 degrees Celsius. And in this case, such a substance is unique carbon. That is, this indicator shows the amount of unique shungite carbon.

Table of the mass fraction of chemical elements in the composition of shungite powder from the Zazhoginskoe deposit.

Compoundm/m%StdErr%Elementm/m%StdErr%
SiO251,840000,25000Si24,230000,12000
Fe2O34,910000,11000Fe3,430000,08000
Al2O34,370000,10000Al2,310000,05000
SO32,100000,07000S0,841000,02900
K2O1,920000,07000K1,600000,06000
MgO1,56000 0,06000Mg0,938000,03700
TiO20,314000,01600Ti0,188000,00900
CaO0,170000,00800Ca0,122000,00600
BaO0,095000,01100Ba0,086000,01000
NiO0,040800,00200Ni0,032100,00160
ZnO0,039900,00200Zn0,032100,00160
V2O50,033400,00170V0,018700,00090
MnO0,020900,00100Mn0,016200,00080
P2O50,018400,00430P0,008000,00190
As2O30,014500,00170As0,011000,00130
CuO0,013500,00070Cu0,010800,00050
Cr2O30,013200,00070Cr0,009000,00050
ZrO20,010100,00060Zr0,007500,00050
PbO0,005900,00080Pb0,005500,00070
Rb2O0,004500,00040Rb0,004100,00030
Rh2O30,003000,00090Rh0,002400,00070
CO3O40,002700,00060Co0,002000,00040
MoO30,002700,00050Mo0,001800,00040
SeO20,002600,00030Se0,001900,00020
Y2O30,001600,00050Y0,001300,00040
Ga2O30,000850,00027Ga0,000630,00020
Sc2O30,000620,00023Sc0,000400,00015
Nb2O50,001400,00070Nb0,000980,00051
Sc2O30,001300,00020Sc0,000400,00015
П.П.П.32,49
Table of the mass fraction of chemical elements in the composition of crushed shungite powder from the Zazhoginskoe deposit.


How to measure shungite conductivity correctly?

At first glance, this is a strange question. After all, it would seem that it is enough to lower the probes of the multimeter device into this powder. But doing so is wrong. Because in this case there is air between the particles of shungite powder and there is no close connection between them.
Therefore, in order to correctly measure the conductivity of shungite powder, it is necessary to tightly compress a part of this powder. So that there is a connection between the particles, through which an electric current will flow to measure conductivity.
In this case, it is necessary to install the multimeter device in such a position as shown in the photo.

The course of measurements of shungite powder in accordance with the indicated photos.

  1. Preparation. Set the multimeter to the position as in the photo. Two probes are connected here, the circuit is closed and therefore the resistance is 0. This means that the current flows without encountering resistance (it is zero).
  2. The probes are not correctly simply put into uncompressed powder with large voids in the form of air. The circuit is not closed, so electricity does not flow, the resistance is 1. Therefore, it is not correct to measure the electrical conductivity of shungite powder in this way.
  3. We dip the probes of the multimeter into crushed shungite powder, which has become like a compressed cake. This multimeter reading is 0.6 and thus the resistance tends to zero. There is a small measurement error here, since there are still cavities with air between the particles.
  4. Two probes are also connected here, and the powder is between them, the circuit is closed and therefore the resistance is 0. This means that the current flows without encountering resistance (it is zero). This means that shungite powder is electrically conductive.

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Sources and explanations.

(1) Filippov M.M. Shungite-bearing rocks of the Onega structure./ Petrozavodsk: Karelian Research Center/ 2002, page of 71.

(2) Changes in the structure and magnetic properties of shungite mineral during heating. S.G. Emelyanov, Yu.A. Mirgorod, V.M. Fedosyuk, S.S. Hotynyuk.
Southwestern State University. Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Materials Science. Institute of Solid State Physics and Semiconductors of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. 07.08.12

*CGS – Centimetre–gram–second system of units.