Black shungite has in its chemical composition almost the entire list of the Chemical Periodic Table. But the main chemical elements are carbon and Silicon dioxide.Continue reading What elements does shungite have?
No, shungite is not a gemstone. Besides, this stone is not even semi-precious!
But this fact does not make shungite a useless and unnecessary stone. On the contrary, it is a fairly well-known and in-demand mineral (rock) on the market. In this article, you will learn why shungite is not a precious stone, but it is still valuable. And also, relatively, an expensive stone.
Shungite is a rock and a mineral at the same time. You may ask, how is this possible? I will answer you, yes, it’s incredible, but it can very well be and that’s why.Continue reading Is shungite a rock or mineral?
Introduction to the concept of shungite
Shungites (from the name of the village Shunga) is a Precambrian rock saturated with carbonaceous (shungite substance) material in a non-crystalline state. With metamorphism, they turn into graphite, cryptocrystalline graphite. Unstratified (migrated) anthraxolite contains up to 99% carbon and occurs in the form of stratified and oblique veins, nests and tonsils.Continue reading What are shungite rocks for?
The shungite with fullerenes are a real rare mineral of Precambrian age. The fullerene shungite was found only in one place on Earth, this is the Republic of Karelia in Russia. As a result of shungite studies, fullerenes in shungite stone c60 were discovered in 1992 by scientists from the University of Arizona, USA.
Scientists associate the presence of fullerenes in shungite with the special structure of shungite. The fact is that shungite is shungite carbon of a special allotropic form. In turn, this means that fullerenes, fullerites, and other nanoparticles can originate and exist in it.Continue reading Fullerenes in shungite stones from Karelia