Shungite stone c60 from Russia.

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The place of the real shungite

Hello, probably you are looking for where to buy real shungite? You are on website of this little c60 store of the genuine Russian black stone type 3 and silver color stone type 1. All our products are manufactured exclusively at the deposit in Russia. This is the North-Western region of Russia, which is on the border with Finland.

Real Shungite from Russia
Real Shungite from Russia

Now we have optimized our logistics processes to deliver our real shungite to all countries. For example, our transit warehouses in the USA and Europe allow us to deliver our goods in 1-3 days. Yes, indeed, now our customers do not have to wait 30 or 90 days for their goods to be delivered by sea from Russia across the Ocean to the USA, Canada or Australia. And our customers from Europe do not need to expect a long ground delivery from 14 to 35 days or longer.

A little from the author

My name is Eugene and I am the founder of this small online store. I was born in the Republic of Karelia, Russia and I have long been interested in Russian rocks. But one of the most amazing minerals for me became is Shungite. We studied long time the unusual properties of this unique black Russian stone. Our team has done a lot of laboratory studies of the Russian stone at our Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Petrozavodsk. It is the capital of our region of the Republic of Karelia.

In this article, I will tell you about us as well provide a comprehensive guide to finding and purchasing real black and silver c60 stones from Russia, ensuring a rewarding and essential experience.

The popularity of black rare stone from Russia

With the increasing popularity of the black stone and its remarkable benefits, many individuals are eager to explore where to buy real Shungite. As a unique mineral originating from the Karelia region in Russia, authentic black Russian stone is highly valued for its potent healing properties and EMF protection capabilities. However, the rising demand for the Russian black stone has led to the emergence of various sellers and suppliers, making it essential for consumers to discern between genuine sources and imitations.

Where are we and where do we trade shungite from
Karelia on the world map (region in northwestern Russia) near Europe.

Republic of Karelia is an ecologically clean region there are endless forests, rivers and lakes with clean fresh water. In addition, Karelia is one of the richest regions in terms of the diversity of rocks.

Karelian waterfall Kivach - the second highest in Europe.
Karelian landmark – Kivach waterfall (Kondopoga city).

Geological Formation of the Russian Rock

The geological formation of the black mineral can be traced back millions of years, making it one of the oldest minerals on Earth. The Karelian black stone is primarily composed of carbon, with unique molecular structures known as fullerenes.

Around two billion years ago, an ancient sea covered parts of the Karelia region. Over time, organic matter, such as algae and plants, accumulated at the bottom of the sea and underwent a process called diagenesis. During diagenesis, the organic matter was subjected to immense heat and pressure, leading to the transformation of organic carbon into a dense, compact form of carbon known as graphite.

As the Earth’s tectonic forces shifted and folded the Earth’s crust, the graphite-richdeposits underwent further geological changes. High pressure and temperatures led to the formation of Shungite, a rare and unique form of carbon with fullerenes—hollow, cage-like structures composed of carbon atoms.

Where is shungite rock extracted?

The genuine black rock is only available in this region of Russia — Republic of Karelia. Meanwhile, the Karelian mineral got its world famous name in honor of the Karelian village of Shun’ga, where its brilliant variety was discovered.

The heart of Russian c60 rock extraction lies in the mining operations carried out in the Republic of Karelia. The mining process involves carefully extracting carbon-bearing rock from the Earth’s crust. Because the rare stone is found in specific areas of Karelia, mining is conducted in select locations where the mineral-rich deposits are concentrated.

Modern mining techniques, including drilling and blasting, are employed to extract the carbon-bearing rock. Large machinery and equipment are used to remove the rock from the ground. The extracted Russian carbon-bearing rock is then transported to processing facilities for further refinement.

Environmental Considerations

As with any mining operation, there are environmental considerations when extracting the black Karelian stone from the Earth. Responsible mining practices strive to minimize the impact on the surrounding environment and ecosystems. Efforts are made to restore the landscape after mining operations are completed, ensuring that the natural beauty of Karelia is preserved.

Where is shungite mined

In the photos below you can see the real deposit of the shungite rock. In these photos, the deposit seems huge. But this deposit of real Karelian stone is tiny relative to the size of other mountain deposits of other rocks. In addition, this is exactly the stone deposit where scientific research was carried out.

Stages of extraction and production

In order to get the final result in the form of the black stone products, such as cups, tiles, cubes, tumbled stones, etc. We do a lot of time-consuming work. First, it is necessary to choose the highest quality large samples (blanks) for future products. The fact is that not all the Russian black stones is suitable for the manufacture of souvenirs.

Secondly, it is necessary to deliver these huge pieces of raw real shungite to the warehouse for sawing. Thirdly, it is necessary to make, cut out smooth geometric blanks that will become the raw material for the direct manufacture of products.

We control this whole process and strive to produce our products of the best quality.

Industrial Mining of shungite stone at the Zazhoginskoe deposit
Industrial Mining of shungite mineral at the Zazhoginskoe deposit

Is it Rare Stone?

Even in the Republic of Karelia, many locals are unaware of the existence of the EMF protection rock. This rare and amazing mineral is on the verge of extinction as its reserves are available only in Karelia. These stocks are rapidly decreasing. For example, the field of elite type 1 silver stone in the village of Shunga was completely exhausted during the existence of the USSR in the 1980s.

You can found out more here about this rare silver c60 mineral from Russia. Currently, our small factory where we make our products from solid pieces of genuine black Russian stone. If you buy real shungite from us than you’ll get it without any contain additional impurities. It is 100% natural Russian stone. Today we want to share with you the opportunity to get genuine this rare mineral c60 from the first hands.

Different Shungite deposits minerals in karelia
Black stone 30% carbon deposits and elite silver stone 98% in Karelia (Russia).

First ly, all our products are the result of manual work. You’ll get a unique product that is made by hand rather than stamping made by machine. Secondly, we tried to make our store simple, convenient and informative. In addition, we have taken care of the security of payments and all transactions on our website. We are partners of one of the largest companies PayPal, which ensures the safety of purchases on the Internet.

Manual manufacturing of shungite products (pyramid).

Where to buy real Shungite?

Most people don’t know where to buy real shungite. We want to give you the opportunity to be sure that you get only real natural stones, which contains fullerenes c60, you get it from me directly without intermediaries from the heart of the Republic of Karelia. In our store you will find classic raw stones for water, elite noble silver c60 stones, as well as various products made only from authenticity Russian stone.

authentic shungite products
Products MADE OF BLck stone type 3: pyramids polished and unpolished surface, elite raw silver stones and classic black stones, powder.

We produce a wide range of souvenir products in various sizes and with different surface treatments: polished and unpolished. For example, we make: pyramids with a base size of 3 centimeters (1.18 inches) to 15 centimeters (5.9 inches), spheres, plates for phones, harmonizers for meditation and mach more. We also manufacture, unique shaped pyramids and segmented folding pyramids.

different Shungite stone pyramids
Shungite pyramids in assortiment

We also make unique engraved pendants and amulets with different designs of the highest quality. At the same time, we are able to make for you an individual engraving on any our products.

various products made of shungite stone with engraving
Various products of the black stone: amulets, pyramid and sphere with engraving Flower of Life from Karelia (Russia).

Voluntary certificate of conformity

Authentic Karelian black stone must accompanied by official certificates of authenticity or lab reports verifying its origin and composition. These documents serve as evidence that the Russian stone is genuine and not an imitation.

If the seller cannot provide a Official Certificate of an established state standard, then there is a very high risk of getting a fake. Let me draw your attention to the phrase – Official Certificate. The fact is that many unscrupulous sellers use certificates that they have printed on their home printer. Unambiguously, such certificates have no power other than the power of persuasion on the part of such sellers.

Thus, the presence of a certificate is a significant guarantee when you want to buy a real shungite.

Certification: when you Buy Real Shungite

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

The fact is that the Russian rock is not a product for mandatory certification on the territory of the Russian Federation. This is due to the fact that the Karelian stone is recognized as absolutely safe for healthy people. Such products are not subject to mandatory certification.

However, this does not mean that the stone cannot be certified. We want to give our customers not only simple verbal or written promises of guarantees, but also provide official confirmation of the authenticity of our products. We have received a official certificate of compliance with the state standard of the Russian Federation on the voluntary certification. Thus, if you buy real shungite in our store, you get an official guarantee of authenticity at the state level. No fakes! This certificate is shown below.

certificate for for the enterprise individual entrepreneur
Certificate for the production of products made of real shungite, from the Zazhoginskoe deposit.

Buying real shungite from Unscrupulous Sellers

Many sellers from different countries of the world attach only a certificate of state registration of a small enterprise, but not a certificate of conformity (quality) of their products. Unscrupulous sellers talk about where you can buy a real shungite stone while they themselves sell fake ones. Often such sellers are conscientiously mistaken because they are resellers and do not know about the true identification of their minerals.

Our company “Shungite-с60”, focused on long-term cooperation with our regular customers and are ready to offer them the best quality and guarantee the authenticity of each of our products. You can order a small batch of product for a sample to decide on larger orders with our small factory. You can learn more about the certification of the Russian black stone in this article.

Test reports at the Institute of Geology of the Karelian Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Academy of Sciences)

real shungite elite stone
Elite silver stone (98% carbon, type 1)

Our company is Karelian and we are based in the region of Karelia (Russia). It is here that there is the world’s only elite stone type 1 deposit in the village of Shunga. We are also in constant contact with geologists. Therefore, we guarantee the authenticity of our samples. In addition, in order to give more guarantees of authenticity, we made chemical analysis of the our stones type 1 at the Institute of Geology in the city of Petrozavodsk.

Thus, the test results confirm that, our elite stones is 98% unique carbon. The remaining 2% is a variety of chemical elements from the periodic table. Here is a list of these chemical elements that were identified in the analysis of the silver c60 Russian mineral by x-ray fluorescence method in special laboratory conditions. We made measurements of samples of elite stones at the Institute of Geology of the Karelian Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russian Academy of Sciences), the city of Petrozavodsk.

Geological studies of the black classic Russian rock and its powder from the Zazhoginskoe deposit

shungite russia black stone and powder from the Zazhoginskoye deposit
The black stone type 3 and powder.

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

As expected, the samples of the black stones from the Zazhoginskoe deposit contain from 32.49% carbon (in Russian in the table this is indicated by the russian letters П.П.П) to 32.21% for shungite powder. In general for the deposit, the stone has an almost constant chemical and elemental composition. Wherein, as you can see from the test results, the numbers may vary slightly within the entire the Karelia stone deposit.

Petrovsky Stone Type 2

unique carbon shungite type 2
The stone type 2 (or Petrovsky shungite).

And finally, we additionally examined samples of grey matte stones from the Shunga deposit. Which are better known as Petrovsky or stones type 2. We also did it at the same Geological Institute of Karelia.

As expected, the samples of the type 2 stones from the Shun’ga deposit contain from 65.93% carbon (in Russian in the table this is indicated by the russian letters П.П.П). This means that the studied sample of stones belongs to type 2 (Petrovsky). At the same time, the numbers may vary within the entire the stone deposit. The type 2 stones includes an instance with a carbon content of 35-70%.

Learn more about the different types of the Russian Karelian Rock in this article.

What rocks are similar to Karelian Rock?

The Russian black stone is a very rare mineral so often there are many fakes. Such fakes are made of Shungite-containing or other rocks and do not have the unique carbon and fullerenes C60. However, which are very similar to real Shungite. After all, the black Russian stone is an amazing and at the same time very rare mineral.

But, there are many minerals that looks like the Russian rocks type 1 and type 3. Above all, in the global Internet is increasingly beginning to mention about mineral – “Hematite”. Firstly, this mineral is very similar in appearance. In addition, it also conducts electric current as the stones from Russia.  Therefore, the conductivity test loses its relevance. As well as its status as the most correct and accurate way to verify the authenticity.


Many people want to find and buy real shungite, but they do not suspect that they eventually get Hematite.

Hematite is described as an amazing helpful and magical mineral in some open sources. I have not been able to find any scientifically proven information about this or scientific research in this area. In other words, it’s just one of the types of iron, which is included in the General list – iron ore. This mineral is used in industry for example for smelting iron. Hematite is not rare rock. Because its deposits are all over the world. It makes it more accessible for make products that are provided as a genuine Russian stones.

Fakes of type 1 stones

In addition, unscrupulous sellers have recently appeared who are trying to pass off natural asphaltene Gilsonite under the guise of elite silver stone type 1. At the same time, they came up with a story about a non-existent mineral, which consists of several words: “this specimen was found in Colombia.” Thus, they are trying to pass asphalt off as the Russian stone c60 type 1.

After all, the glory of the unique Russian mineral attracts the attention of many scammers. But an informed buyer knows that only real Russian stone type 1 conducts electricity. Conversely, these fakes do not conduct electricity.
Therefore, you can know exactly where to buy real shungite if you buy the stones from our Karelian c60 store.

Buy Real Shungite Directly from Karelia

Embankment of the city of Petrozavodsk (the capital of the Republic of Karelia) at sunset with a monument of a stone pyramid made of granite.

Remember that the answer, to the question where to buy real shungite, is a safe purchase from a manufacturer from Karelia. We deliver worldwide in accordance with the shipping rules. And we guarantee high-quality packaging of fragile products.

Also, in connection with global changes in the world that affect all of us, we are constantly improving our work. Therefore, we have optimized our stocks of real products in order to become geographically closer to our customers.

Summing up

Finding to buy real shungite can be a more difficult task than it seems at first glance. Currently a market is full of fakes of this rare mineral due to the fact that its place of extraction is limited to a single place. In this article I have tried to reveal the most important aspects when you are in search of a real Russian stone. Now you have the information and knowledge, and also has a better idea of how to choose and search for authentic minerals.

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Feel free to contact us, If you have any questions. We will try to answer you as soon as possible.  Also see our answers to the most popular questions about the rare amazing Russian stone.

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