Shungite is a unique Precambrian carbonaceous natural mineral of organic origin that can be found in its raw form only in the Republic of Karelia, the Russian Federation, where the only deposit of this amazing mineral is located. The stone received its name from the name of a small village called Shunga where it was first discovered.
Shungite stones can be divided into three types depending on the content of carbon in it. Type 3 and type 2 shungite is usually called regular shungite stone and they contain from 30% to 50 % of carbon and from 50% to 90% of carbon respectively. Shungite with the carbon content of more than 90 % has silvery surface and is called elite shungite.
Nowadays shungite can be also referred to as a magical stone, a stone of life or a healing mineral due to its multiple healing, curative and protective properties that goes back far more than several generations. Some experts claim that the mineral is approximately 2 billion years old and it starts its existence long before life existed on Earth.
In a modern world shungite is widely used in various fields including metallurgical and chemical industries, agriculture, medicine and spirituality, to name but a few. The brightest properties of shungite that made shungite famous all over the world are water purification, physical and spiritual healing, and protection against electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation that is surrounding us in the form of gadgets in the modern days.
Besides, shungite has a unique structure consisting of fullerenes, which is a crystalline modification of carbon. Fullerenes are considered as one of the most powerful antioxidants that protects cells of a human body from the damaging effects of free radicals and spherical fullerene molecules contained in the shungite carbon make it extremely useful in cosmetic medicine and beauty culture.
Therefore, shungite is capable of reducing the effects of EMF radiation, neutralizing geopathic stress and tension, activating healing properties of the human body and providing physical and spiritual healing to a person using it. All these properties contribute to the fact that this magical stone is so popular all over the world.
Authenticity of shungite
The authenticity of the shungite pieces can be proved with a simple test. One of the brightest features of authentic shungite as a stone is that it is electrically conductive. Thus, you can take a battery, bulb and two wires and make streamline of electricity coming from battery to bulb with one of the wires being connected to battery and another to bulb with a shungite stone between them. If shungite it authentic you will see that the shungite conducts electricity and bulb lightens due to the high carbon content in shungite, which is not usually seen with other stones.