Introduction

For a long time, we are fond of studying various rocks and stones of Karelia. One of the most amazing stone for us became is shungite. We have collected all the most important information about what is shungite?

In addition, we have tried to describe this issue in more detail, so that you have a more complete concept of this mineral.

In today’s rapidly changing world, all human actions are mainly aimed at creating an artificial habitat. The gifts of nature and its unique creations that can help improve human life deserve more attention.
Now, shungite – a remarkable mineral that has captured the attention of wellness enthusiasts and nature worldwide. But what exactly is shungite?

What is Shungite stone from karelia Russia
Shungite

Also in this article we touched upon such terms as Carbon and Fullerenes. We think these two terms are the main ones for the disclosure of this issue.

The author apologize in advance, for grammatical and syntactic errors can possible in the article. The fact is the author speak Russian and do not speak English fully. He did the translation from Russian to English this article on their own.

Let’s continue and move on to a specific consideration of this issue. We will take a detailed look at all aspects of this rare mineral. We will consider and give answers to the most popular questions and topics about what is shungite?

What is shungite?
What is shungite?

Shungite: Table of contents

  1. Shungite: what is it?
  2. The main definition and characteristics of shungite
  3. Where is shungite found
  4. Carbon in shungite
  5. Fullerenes in shungite
  6. What is fullerenes c60
  7. Types of shungite
  8. Pyrite and Quartz in shungite
  9. Souvenir products made of shungite their features
  10. Chemical composition
  11. Properties of shungite
  12. Shungite fake
  13. Shungite Certification
  14. EMF protection
  15. Conclusion

What is shungite? Scientific definition

Shungite is a rare, naturally occurring, non-crystalline mineraloid primarily composed of carbon, with a unique molecular structure featuring a high concentration of fullerenes, a form of carbon characterized by its hollow, spherical, ellipsoidal, or tubular geometries. Originating from the Shunga area in Karelia, Russia, it’s estimated to be around two billion years old, suggesting an intricate interplay of biological and geological processes in its formation, potentially involving the decomposition of organic matter from ancient microorganisms.

This carbon-rich substance exhibits a deep black color and a semi-metallic luster, with physical properties that vary based on its carbon content and the presence of other impurities. It ranges from being hard and brittle to somewhat softer and crumbly. The presence of fullerenes in shungite is particularly noteworthy due to these molecules’ unique physical and chemical properties, which are not commonly found in other naturally occurring substances.

Shungite’s uses span from traditional applications in folk medicine and water purification in Russia, leveraging its purported antioxidative and antibacterial properties, to modern industrial applications. These include its use as a pigment, in construction materials, and in electromagnetic field (EMF) protection products.

However, it’s important to note that many of the health and metaphysical claims associated with shungite, such as its ability to neutralize EMFs or its use for geopathic stress protectiocn. In addition, shungite is widely used for meditation and relaxation sessions.

The main definition and characteristics of shungite

Fullerenes

What sets shungite stone apart is its natural fullerenes. Fullerenes are a specific form of carbon molecules that have captivating antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. These properties have piqued scientific interest, leading to extensive research on shungite’s potential applications.

Benefits and ability

One of the key benefits of the black stone is its ability to purify water. The fullerenes present in the stone have been found to neutralize harmful substances, such as heavy metals and bacteria, making water safe for consumption. This makes shungite an excellent choice for water filtration systems, providing clean and healthy drinking water.

EMF

Moreover, the black Russian stone is believed to possess electromagnetic radiation shielding properties. In an era dominated by electronic devices, the electromagnetic fields they emit have become a concern for many. In addition, the black stone is said to absorb and neutralize these harmful frequencies, acting as a natural barrier between us and the potential hazards of electromagnetic radiation.

Material for jewelry and souvenirs

Beyond its health benefits, shungite stone has also found its way into the world of aesthetics. Its unique appearance, ranging from matte black to shiny metallic, makes it a popular choice for jewelry and home decor. The black stone jewelry is not only fashionable but also believed to have positive energetic effects, providing a sense of grounding and balance.

Natural resource

While shungite’s popularity continues to rise, it’s essential to approach its benefits with an open mind. Scientific research is ongoing, exploring the full potential and applications of this extraordinary mineral. As with any natural resources, it’s important to get more and total information to make informed decisions regarding its usage.

Further, in this article you will learn more about all of the above aspects so that your understanding of this rare mineral is exhaustive, objective and more complete.

Where is shungite found: the place where the shungite was found and mined

Deep within the Karelia region of Russia lies the birthplace of shungite, a mineral that has mystified scientists, geologists and captivated enthusiasts worldwide. This ancient rock formation has an intriguing origin story, contributing to its rarity and allure.

Shungite stone was first discovered in the small village of Shunga, which is how it derived its name. The deposits of this extraordinary mineral are primarily found in the Zazhoginsky and Shunginsky areas, nestled amidst the vast wilderness of the Karelian landscape. It is here, amidst the pristine forests and tranquil lakes, that nature crafted a rarest rock deposit in the world. This extremely rare stone is found only in one place on the planet earth. This is the North-Western region of Russia – “Republic of Karelia”.

The Russian black stone is a mineral those main chemical element is carbon. Most noteworthy, only this form of carbon contains natural Fullerenes. This mineral has truly amazing and unusual properties that are no longer inherent in any mineral on earth. According to scientific research, shungite was formed more than two billion years ago.

Republic of Karelia, Russia
Republic of Karelia, Russia

It is noteworthy that in the Karelian region there are outcrops of different shungite rocks on the Earth’s surface. At the same time, the most famous deposit of classic black variety is the Zazhoginsky deposit (or it is called Zazhoginsky, Zazhogino). It is in this place that black stone with the most constant characteristics is mined. And also it is from it that we produce various products.

Why is shungite stone considered rare?

The answer lies in its unique composition and formation process. Shungite is predominantly composed of carbon, which distinguishes it from other rocks and minerals. However, what sets the Russian black stone apart is the presence of fullerenes, a specific arrangement of carbon molecules that form hollow spheres, tubes, or ellipsoids.

shungite mining in karelia
Mining of genuine shungite at the Zazhoginskoe deposit in Karelia (Russia).

Shungite carbon

Carbon is a chemical element discovered by French scientist Antoine Lauren. Antoine is the founder of the modern science of Chemistry. At the time of the discovery of carbon, this element was called “clean coal”. In 1780, in the book “Method of chemical nomenclature” the name appears is Carbon.

After that, the concept of “Clean coal” is changed to Carbon. Carbon is a chemical element that exists in many allotropic modifications. In modern science, there is a concept of “Allotropic modifications of carbon” is a substance similar in composition but different in chemical structure. 

carbon
carbon

Modification of carbon

There are many in allotrope modifications of carbon nanostructures. For example, Diamond, Graphite, Carbyne and Fullerene. Carbon is an amazing element that is able to form substances that are radically different from each other and have completely opposite properties. This element has the greatest number of Allotropes i.e. modifications. In addition, this element was the building material for our planet, today carbon compounds are the basis of all living organisms on Earth. This is the real material of the future, however that has yet to be explored.

fullerenes
Fullerenes

The importance of carbon for humanity

The universe is keeping secrets which is difficult to find an explanation. The whole evolution of matter is in the General system of molecular interatomic bonds-energy flows. Stones have accumulated information about the evolution of the universe, the evolution of the earth, which they are able to transfer to other types of matter, atomic structures in terms of direct active contact. In matters contains large amounts of carbon.

A human is composed of 25% carbon, grass is 5%. New spheres of life are opening up for humanity. For example, the discovery of fullerenes and nanotechnology is far superior to human invention such as the wheel. It is not without reason that more and more attention is paid to this in the developed countries of our world.

Areas of use of the stone
Areas of use of the stone

Fullerenes in shungite stone

What makes shungite stone unique

Shungite, the remarkable carbon-based mineral, continues to intrigue scientists and enthusiasts alike. One of the key factors contributing to its uniqueness is the presence of fullerenes, molecular structures that have revolutionized the world of chemistry. Let’s delve into the significance of fullerenes in the stone and the fascinating properties they possess.

Discovery of fullerenes

Fullerene is an allotropic modification of carbon. In 1985, American scientists Robert Smolin a and a British scientists Robert Carl and British scientist Harold Kroto discovered the fullerene molecule. Therefore, these scientists received the Nobel Prize for this discovery in the 1996. In fullerenes carbon is bound in linear chains, these chains make up a lattice, such a lattice is called-Fullerene.

Fullerene molecules of shungite stone can take many forms. For example, a fullerene C60 it looks like. These carbon cages, with their intricate patterns, opened up a realm of possibilities in the field of nanotechnology and materials science.

Natural source

The Russian Rock is one of the few natural sources of fullerenes, making it a subject of immense scientific interest. The presence of fullerenes within the Russian black stone has been confirmed through various analytical techniques and spectroscopic studies. These unique carbon structures, often referred to as “buckyballs,” give shungite its exceptional properties and potential applications.

Properties of Fullerenes for Human Useful

Fullerenes in the shungite stone are believed to possess remarkable antioxidant properties, protecting against oxidative stress and potentially supporting overall well-being. These antioxidant properties have sparked interest in the fields of medicine and health, with ongoing research exploring the potential benefits of fullerenes in combating various health conditions.

Additionally, fullerenes are known for their ability to interact with molecules, making them valuable in drug delivery systems and nanotechnology applications. Their hollow structure provides an ideal space for encapsulating other molecules, offering a means of targeted delivery and controlled release in medical treatments.

What makes shungite electrically conductive?

The presence of fullerenes in shungite also contributes to its electrical conductivity. This property has led to investigations into using the black stone as a conductive material in various technological applications, such as batteries and electronics.

It’s important to note that the full extent of fullerenes’ capabilities and their potential applications in the black stone are still being explored. Ongoing scientific research aims to unravel the mysteries surrounding these molecular wonders and unlock their true potential in fields ranging from energy storage to environmental remediation.

As we continue to study and understand the significance of fullerenes in shungite stone, it is a testament to the marvels that nature holds. Shungite’s abundance of fullerenes sets it apart from other minerals, offering a world of possibilities in medicine, technology, and beyond.

But now, the most famous is fullerene c60. Firstly, scientists discovered this fullerene on Earth in a stable form only in the Karelian stone shungite in 1992. Secondly, С60 fullerenes of this type have a hydrated form; therefore, they are soluble in water. As a result, the Russian black stone allows saturating water with fullerenes, as well as mineralizing such water and structuring it.

fullerene c60
Here is the Fullerene Molecule C₆₀ or she has other names: Buckyball, Buckminsterfullerene.

What is Fullerene c60?

Fullerene C60 is the most famous, it consists of 60 carbon atoms. In addition, other forms of fullerene can form whole structures-Nanotubes. There are many reasons that make Shungite unique. Above all, it’s Fullerene C 60, which was found in its composition. Molecules of C60 and C70 fullerene were isolated from the rare shungite stone.

Most importantly, this is the only natural material where fullerenes have been discovered. The formation of the Russian stone lasts from 600 million to 2 billion years. Fullerenes are also synthesized on special equipment. This is an very expensive product. It is much more expensive than gold! Fullerenes are between living and non-living nature. They can not be attributed to lifeless, but they are not a living organism.

One of the many properties of the unique forms and structures of fullerenes is the ability to construct atomic nanolayers. A nanometer is 1 billionth part of a meter (1 / 1.000.000.000 meters). At the level of these values there are processes that are poorly explained in the language of traditional Physics and Chemistry. Perhaps these ones processes confer this amazing stone unusual helpful properties and unique abilities.

Types of Shungite: Classifications

Shungite deposits in karelia
Karelian Shungite stone deposits of classic and silver type 1

Type 3: regular shungite

First of all, we will look at the most common type. This is shungite, which has a black color and looks like coal. This type is classified as type 3. Also called – classic or regular. This is exactly the shungite stone that has become the object of worldwide study among world scientists. This black mineral is very amenable to processing and is best suited for the manufacture of various souvenir products. In addition, if we talk about the ability to purify water and protect it from electromagnetic waves of different frequencies, then we will mean this particular black mineral type 3.

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The black genuine shungite stone type 3 in Nature

On the territory of Karelia there is a large number of different shungites. For their classification, a simple scheme of carbon content in the rock is used (P. A. Borisov). But there are other ways of classifying these ancient Precambrian rocks from other researchers, which more fully reflect the idea of ​​the breed. They consider rocks in terms of chemical composition, history and conditions of formation.

In addition, the very scientific definition of the Russian stone has changed over time and among different researchers. Moreover, scientists may call it a rock or a mineraloid depending on its carbon content, but not a gem.

Shungite Stone Type 2: Petrovsky

Petrovsky shungite type 2
Petrovsky shungite

Petrovsky shungite occurs at the Shunga deposit and contains 35-75% of the unique carbon. This type of mineral is in the middle between the first and third types in terms of the amount of reserves. So its amount of its reserves is much less than a shungite stone type 3, but more than that of type 1.

Type 2 rock has a gray matte, low-gloss graphite color, and also has a parallelepiped jointing. The photo shows that the gray stone is, as it were, divided into rectangles or cubes. It was these external characteristics that reminded geologists of anthracite. Therefore, at first they called this shungite “Onega anthracite” (after the name of Lake Onega).

Due to the external resemblance to anthracite coal, the study of the rockin the Russian Empire began intensively since 1877. However, it turned out that the Russian black stone is not coal and it is economically inexpedient to heat the furnaces with it.

An important fact, in the production of stone products in Karelia, we do not process Petrovsky shungite. We and any other shungite production facilities cannot process it on an industrial scale and make products from it. That is, we cannot do this because of the physicochemical properties of type 2 shungite. In addition, we know that the reserves of the gray stones of the 2nd type are very small. Therefore, for now we offer nuggets of Petrovsky stone type only for collections.

Types of shungite: Type 1, Type 2, Type 3
Types of Russian c60 Rock

Type 1: Shungite or Noble Silver stone

And finally, it is a silver color type 1 of shungite thanks to which this Karelian rare Rock became known all over the world. And scientists call this type of shungite stone type 1. Also on the Internet, sellers call it “elite” or noble.

First of all, I want to note that it is almost pure unique carbon (98-99%). Structure of this carbon is very similar to the carbon structure of the meteorite – Alland. Until now, there are no exact scientific explanations about the origin of shungite type 1.

Also, this carbon form of this rare mineral has nothing to do with other forms of carbon on earth. Some scientists have suggested that this amazing mineral could get to earth from Space. However, other scientists believe that silver shungite is a stone of terrestrial origin. That is, silver stone type 1 or the black stone of the 3 type was formed over millions and billions of years.

What does type 1 Shungite stone look like?

higher anthraxolites or elite shungite stones
Elite type 1 shungite stone
carbon c60 fullerenes
Fullerenes in meteorite and shungite

Shungite type 1 has a silver-gray color, it’s surface is smooth to the touch and reflects light. Meanwhile, you can also see a small inclusion of a satellite mineral on its surface. Above all, other minerals which are a part of the present Elite type can give on its surface traces of a small rust.

For example, such a mineral is Pyrite. It can leave traces of rust when oxidized on oxygen. You should not be afraid of this phenomenon. Because, the rust is a natural feature of the real silver mineral. However, you can clean the rare mineral with a stiff brush and water. Please see what real elite stones look like in our elite stones section.

Type 1 Silver Shungite 98%: Rock Deposit

deposit of elite shungite stones
Entrance to the closed and practically depleted deposit of silver shungite stone, Shun’ga village, Karelia, Russia.

In fact, it is an extremely rare mineral. Indeed, back in the days of the USSR, a mining enterprise practically exhausted the resource of the first type of shungite. The name of the mineral is consonant with the village of Shun’ga, in which it was first found. Currently, each piece extracted by hand. In the near future, this unique and one of the rarest and helpful minerals will cease to exist in the natural environment. Learn more about silver Russian stone type 1  ←(click here)

Type 1 silver stone 98% carbon
Type 1 silver stone 98% carbon

Please note, this rare silver elite mineral is the rarest of all three types. We extracted every piece of the noble silver stone our self. See how real type 1 shungite stone look in our collection. I guarantee that you will receive from us only real Shungite from Karelia. In addition, we are located directly in the Republic of Karelia and personally create all the products for our store. Therefore, you can be absolutely sure that you will receive from us only genuine products from the rare russian stone. And lately we are doing even faster delivery. The entire range of the real natural samples the Russian silver stone 98% carbon you can see in our online store.

Shungite stone from Colombia

Shungite from Colombia cannot be attributed to authentic shungite stone. This mineral is mined in Colombia and is the most similar to type 1 silver stone. The Colombian stone is an anthracite but not a higher anthraxolite. This mineral is not shungite. But because of the very great similarity with silver Russiamn mineral, it is often confused even by specialists during visual inspection.

You can use an electrical conductivity test to identify Shungite stone from Colombia. The values on the multimeter for stone from Colombia will be 15 or higher. This indicates a very poor electrical conductivity ability of this mineral. On the contrary, the Russian stone type 1 has a value close to zero. You can learn more about fake from Colombia in this article.

Pyrite and Quartzite in Shungite Stone

The black Russian stone has interesting companions within its geological formation. There are two commonly encountered minerals in the black stone structure. These are pyrite and quartz. Let’s delve into the significance of pyrite and quartz in the context of shungite and the unique characteristics they bring to this intriguing mineral.

Pyrite and Quartz in the stone
Pyrite and Quartz in the stone

Pyrite in shungite

Pyrite is a golden color mineral composed of iron and sulfur. It often occurs in shungite deposits, creating a striking visual contrast with its metallic golden luster against shungite’s matte black appearance. Pyrite adds a touch of glamour to shungite and enhances its aesthetic appeal.
In addition to its visual allure, pyrite brings its own properties to the mix. It is believed to possess protective qualities, shielding against negative energies and promoting a sense of well-being. Pyrite is associated with manifestation and abundance, and some individuals use it as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune.

Quartz in the stone

Quartz, a mineral found abundantly in Earth’s crust, frequently accompanies shungite in geological formations. It is one of the most common minerals and comes in various forms, such as clear quartz, rose quartz, and smoky quartz. Quartz crystals can be found in the black Russian stone, embedded or intergrown with the carbonaceous material.
Quartz adds its unique energetic properties to the shungite mix. It is revered for its amplifying and purifying qualities, enhancing the effects of other crystals and minerals. Quartz is also known for its ability to promote clarity of thought, focus, and spiritual growth. Its presence alongside shungite stone may further enhance the energy-balancing and harmonizing properties associated with the black stone from Russia.

The beauty and uniqueness of the natural pattern

When pyrite and quartz coexist with shungite stone, they create an intriguing synergy of energies and aesthetics. The combination of shungite’s protective and purifying properties, pyrite’s abundance and prosperity symbolism, and quartz’s amplifying and clarifying qualities can make for a potent combination.

Shungite with a inclusions pyrite and quartz
Shungite: raw and tumbled with a polished and unpolished surface and natural inclusions pyrite and quartz.

It’s worth noting that the presence and composition of pyrite and quartz in shungite stone can vary. Some shungite deposits may have higher concentrations of these minerals, while others may have less pronounced occurrences. The specific characteristics and effects of these minerals within the black stone are subjects of ongoing exploration and personal experience.

Shungite stone pendants with a characteristic pattern of quartz and pyrite

For example, we make many different pendants of a unique geometric shape from the third type variety. We also do engraving on our round pendants. Of course, the natural distinctive characteristics of the black shungite with marks of quartz and pyrite are also proof of the authenticity of our pendants. We polish our pendants to make them look shiny. Our karelian stone pendants are completely safe for the skin, unlike fake black pendants.

Pyrite and quartz inclusion in natural shungite pendant
Pyrite and quartz inclusion in natural round pendant 5 cm/1,97 in.

That is what makes Karelian rare black stone different from another rocks which are also similar to it and are mined in many countries of our world. Another rocks are called “Shungites-containing” it do not contain fullerenes, its there is no unique carbon C60. Such rocks are very cheap for sale and do not have the unique properties. Very often, such only superficially similar rocks can be very advantageously passed off as a real Karelian shungite stone. After discovered the unique helpful properties of this ancient black mineral, its forgeries became too much.

Features of Shungite products

The scarcity of shungite has sparked immense interest and demand, especially in recent years. Its reputation as a natural healer, water purifier, and electromagnetic radiation shield has elevated its status in the wellness and holistic health communities. The rare and ancient nature of shungite stone only adds to its mystique and allure, making it a prized possession for those seeking balance and harmony in their lives.

Karelian stone engraved pendants type 3
Karelian stone engraved pendants type 3

The main feature of genuine shungite products is the presence of two minerals Pyrite and Quartz. On the surface of the black stone products you can see the veins of these two minerals. This is a distinctive and visually noticeable feature of real shungite from fakes.

We produce a very wide range of souvenirs of a wide variety of geometric shapes. Pyramids, spheres, cubes, plates for phone, pendants, harmonizers, tableware and more.

Neckalces

Shungite necklaces are very difficult to manufacture. This is one of our most technically challenging products.

In addition, Pyrite and Quartz cannot be perfectly processed when they occur in natural stone. Shungite stone is literally permeated with these minerals. We choose the best samples of raw stone for the manufacture of our pendants. But still veins of Pyrite and Quartz are also found.

Therefore, on some of your pendants, as well as on our other products, you can see some surface irregularities or small cracks that pass exactly in those places where there is Pyrite or quartz. I also understand that it may not look quite presentable and premium. But these are the features of handmade with natural Russian black stone.

Premium quality but unnatural fake stone

We know that other sellers use stamped factory molds and a mixture of shungite stone dust, resin and other impurities. Their products look perfect and have fantastic proportionally smooth sides. But is this a real natural shungite? No, it’s just a pressed stamped product made of a mixture of black resin, orgonite, adhesive composite materials and a little shungite powder.

We have been manufacturing our products for more than 5 years and our mission is to make products from natrual real shungite only.But we still strive and improve the technique and skill of stone cutting. Each of our products is hand-cut from solid pieces of raw Karelian black stone.

We constantly strive for the result so that our products are beautiful and at the same time made by hand from natural stone.

Type 1 and Type 3 Russian stone products
Type 1 and Type 3 Russian stone products

The average Chemical composition of real Shungite stone

The Chemical composition table below shows what the average content of the main rock-forming components in type 3 shungite stone. The maximum variations in the content of mineral constituents relate to CaO, Na2O, MgO, FeO. However, the chemical and mineral composition varies depending on the physical structure of the Russian black stone. That is, it changes due to the massiveness of shungites, fractures, the degree of brecciation, and so on.

Chemical componentsFirst Pack (34 samples)Second pack (135 samples)
SiO232,351,6
С37,029,2
Al2O38,54,27
Fe2O32,73,01
FeO4,20,44
CaO3,11,45
MgO2,81,92
Na2O2,20,18
K2O1,01,44
S1,91,18
TiO20,60,36
Average chemical composition of shungites, % (The stone deposit Zazhoginskoye and Maksovo)

This chemical analysis is for horizons of shungite-bearing rocks in the central part of the Zaonezhskaya suite. Type of geological rock section: sedimentary-volcanogenic. Members are powerful zones of accumulation of organic matter of shungite. This analysis was done by scientists in Institute of Geology of the Karelian Academy of Sciences.

Also, the thickness of the first pack bed is 160-210 meters (3 cycles of accumulation of organic matter)
The depth of occurrence of the second pack is 210-240 meters (6 cycles of accumulation of organic matter).

What metals is in shungite?

Shungite is a mineral with a varying composition that is rich in carbon. It has been found to contain a variety of elements, including iron, magnesium, aluminum, calcium, and silicon. While shungite stone is not primarily composed of any specific metal, it does contain trace amounts of metals, including copper, zinc, nickel, and silver. These metals are thought to contribute to the mineral’s purported helpful properties and electromagnetic shielding capabilities.

Is shungite activated charcoal?

No, shungite is not the same as activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is made from various materials, including wood, coconut shells, and bamboo, which are heated at high temperatures and treated with oxygen to create a highly porous material with a large surface area. Activated charcoal is commonly used for purification, filtration, and adsorption purposes.

On the other hand, shungite stone is a rare, black, mineral composed mostly of carbon. Indeed, in its raw form, the shungite looks and looks very similar to activated charcoal. Unlike activated charcoal, shungite stone is not man-made, opposite it’s a naturally occurring mineral.

Shungite fakes

As the popularity of shungite continues to soar, it’s crucial to be aware of the presence of fake shungite stone in the market. With its remarkable properties and diverse applications, this unique mineral has captured the attention of many. However, the rising demand has led to the emergence of counterfeit products claiming to be rare Russian black stone.

Fake shungite refers to materials that mimic the appearance of authentic shungite but lack its true composition and properties. These imitations can be made from various substances. They are designed to deceive unsuspecting consumers who may not have quite knowledgeable about shungite stone.

The main reason for fakes

Primary reasons behind the proliferation of fake shungite is the market’s limited supply of authentic shungite stone. The rarity and geological specificity of genuine Russian stone make it challenging to source it large quantities. This scarcity creates an opportunity for unscrupulous individuals to exploit the demand by selling counterfeit products that resemble stone but lack its inherent qualities.

Thus, the e-commerce market of this valuable black Karelian mineral from Russia is literally filled with forgeries. Therefore, we want our customers to be protected from counterfeits, and we remind you that the real and only shungite stone deposit is located only in our region in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. Other deposits in other countries also have similar black rocks. But this is not a genuine shungite. As a result, such rocks do not have useful and amazing properties like our stones from Karelia.

One of the ways to check shungite for authenticity

This rare mineral from Karelia with a high luster contains fullerenes and conducts electricity. This means that the resistance of real shungite tends to zero and it is practically a conductor. That’s why, the conductivity of of this mineral is very high and can be checked with a lamp test or with a multimeter. Fakes do not have the properties of this truly amazing mineral. But time and progress do not stand still and many sellers have learned to use conductive compounds in their fakes.

Thus, in order to be sure of the authenticity of shungite stone, it is necessary to purchase this mineral only from a trusted manufacturer who has the appropriate state Russian shungite certificates and the results of laboratory studies. You can get acquainted with our certificates and research results on this page. In addition, we have created a large separate article in which we talked in great detail about forgeries. Learn more about fakes.

Properties of Shungite stone

Shungite possesses a range of extraordinary properties that have captivated scientists and individuals seeking holistic well-being. Let’s explore some of the remarkable properties that make shungite stone a truly unique and helpful mineral.

shungite products
Shungite stone products with a polished surface: pyramid, sphere, cube.

Electromagnetic Protection

Shungite is renowned for its purported ability to shield against electromagnetic radiation. Its carbon-based composition and fullerenes are believed to absorb and neutralize harmful electromagnetic fields emitted by electronic devices, promoting a more balanced and harmonious environment.

Water purification

Purification and Detoxification: Shungite is known for its exceptional water purification properties. It has the ability to absorb impurities, toxins, and bacteria from water, making it an excellent natural filtration tool. Many people use shungite-infused water for its potential detoxifying and cleansing effects.

Antioxidant and mineralization ability

Antioxidant and Healing Properties: Shungite stone is rich in antioxidants, which are believed to help combat oxidative stress and support overall well-being. It is also thought to possess anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it a potential ally in promoting a healthy immune system.

Metaphysical properties

Energy Harmonization: Shungite is reputed to have metaphysical properties and balancing properties. It is believed to help harmonize and stabilize energy fields, promoting a sense of calmness and aiding in stress reduction. Many individuals use shungite stone for its potential to enhance energetic balance and protect against negative energies.

Therefore, many people who practice yoga and meditation use rods and sphere harmonizers. They note that if you perform meditative practices with of this ancient black mineral, you can really find harmony with your body and soul.

EMF protection from Nature

In our modern, technology-driven world, the presence of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) is ever-present. From smartphones to Wi-Fi networks, we are surrounded by EMF-emitting devices. As concerns about the potential health effects of prolonged EMF exposure grow, individuals are turning to shungite as a natural means of protection.

Carbon-based fullerenes

Shungite stone, a unique mineral with carbon-based fullerenes, has gained recognition for its purported ability to shield against EMFs. It is believed that the molecular structure of shungite allows it to absorb and neutralize harmful electromagnetic radiation, acting as a natural barrier between us and these potentially disruptive fields.

Scientific research

While scientific research on the specific EMF-shielding properties of shungite is ongoing, many individuals report experiencing a sense of relief and balance when using the black stone products. From shungie plate for phone, pyramids, pendants and various home decor items, the availability of shungite-based EMF protection products is increasing to cater to the growing demand.

Protection ability

Shungite’s potential as an EMF protector can be attributed to its electrical conductivity and unique carbon composition. It is said to have the ability to ground and dissipate electromagnetic energy, reducing the impact of EMF exposure on our bodies and promoting a healthier living environment.

When considering shungite stone for EMF protection, it’s important to note that not all shungite products are created equal. Look for products made from genuine, high-quality stone and consider those that have been independently tested or certified for EMF protection. This ensures that you are investing in products that deliver the desired shielding benefits.

In addition, scientific studies have confirmed that Shungite has the ability to absorb electromagnetic waves of high frequency. This is a protection against EMF. Indeed, sources of such EMF waves are almost all electrical appliances, mobile phones and Wi-Fi with networks 5G it surrounds almost every person in the modern world. It’s really an amazing ability that this all-natural material has. 

Other ways of protection

It’s also worth noting that while shungite may offer some level of EMF protection, it should not be considered a sole solution to minimizing EMF exposure. Practicing responsible device usage, such as maintaining distance, using hands-free options, and reducing screen time, is equally important in minimizing potential risks associated with EMFs.

As with any wellness product, individual experiences and sensitivities may vary. Some individuals may find significant relief with shungite stone, while others may have a more subtle response. It’s important to listen to your body and make choices that align with your personal well-being goals.

Please allow me to draw your attention to some of our EMF protection products. We offer our stickers and engraved plates especially for mobile phones. In addition, you can put a large protection plate or a disc engraved with your favorite symbol on the electrical appliance to protect it from EMF radiation.

Shungite Certification

In a market flooded with shungite products, the presence of certified shungite has become increasingly important. Certification serves as a stamp of authenticity, guaranteeing that the shungite stone you purchase meets specific standards and has undergone rigorous testing.

Who is authorized to issue certificates?

Certified shungite undergoes a comprehensive evaluation process by recognized geological institute or independent laboratories specializing in mineral analysis. This process involves testing the shungite stone for its carbon content, presence of fullerenes, mineral composition, and other relevant parameters. The aim is to ensure that the shungite being certified is indeed genuine and possesses the unique properties associated with this remarkable mineral.

Many sellers print certificates on their own printer sitting at home. But does such a certificate have value and trust?

By choosing official confirmed certified shungite, you can have confidence in its authenticity. It eliminates the risk of falling victim to counterfeit or diluted products that may claim to be shungite stone but lack its inherent qualities. The certification process acts as a safeguard, providing assurance that the shungite you purchase is the real deal.

Guarantee of authenticity

Moreover, certified shungite guarantees a certain level of quality. The testing and evaluation carried out during the certification process help determine the purity and effectiveness of the shungite stone. This ensures that you are investing in a product that lives up to its reputation and delivers the desired benefits, whether it’s for water purification, electromagnetic shielding, or energetic properties.

Certification also promotes transparency and accountability within the shungite industry. Certified products typically come with detailed information about the sourcing, extraction methods, and processing techniques used. This enables consumers to make informed choices and support businesses that prioritize ethical practices and environmental sustainability.

When purchasing shungite, look for recognized Russian stone certification labels or documentation provided by reputable laboratories. Be wary of products that claim to be certified without providing verifiable documentation or clear information about the certifying department. In addition, one should be very wary of documents printed at home.

Cheap fakes and genuine products

While certified shungite may come at a slightly higher price point, the assurance of authenticity, quality, and peace of mind it offers make it a worthwhile investment. You can be confident that you are receiving genuine shungite stone, with all its extraordinary properties and potential benefits intact.

Specifics of certification in Russia

Please note, that on the territory of the Russian Federation, a Shungite is not a product that is subject to mandatory certification. Therefore, many unscrupulous sellers from other cities of Russia or other Countries sell Shungite-containing rocks under the guise of genuine.

However, this does not mean that certification of shungite stone products on a voluntary basis is impossible. Therefore, we have made such a voluntary certification of our products. Since our company “Shungite-c60” is aimed at long-term cooperation with our regular customers and is ready to offer them the best quality and guarantee the authenticity of each of our products.

Conclusion

In conclusion, shungite is a captivating mineral that offers a myriad of potential benefits. From water purification to electromagnetic shielding and aesthetic appeal, it has carved a niche for itself in the wellness and lifestyle sectors. As we delve deeper into understanding shungite stone properties, it promises to unravel more of its secrets, contributing to our quest for a harmonious and healthier existence.

As the world becomes increasingly aware of the benefits and potential applications of shungite, efforts are underway to explore and preserve its origins. Responsible mining practices and environmental conservation initiatives are vital to safeguarding the finite resources of shungite stone, ensuring its availability for future generations.

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