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Shungite - Scientific Description

  • Shungite - Scientific Description

    Shungite - Scientific Description

    Shungite is a black, non-crystalline mineraloid that is found primarily in Russia.

    It was first discovered in the 1700's in the village of Shunga, Karelia, Russia.

    Some geologists believe the stone dates back to over 2 billion year ago. 

    It is primarily made of carbon and has an atomic structure that is similar to that of charcoal.

    Shungite has been studied scientifically and has been found to contain a substance called fullerenes, which is a powerful anti-oxidant. 

    Shungite has been used to protect people from electromagnetic frequencies emitted from electrical devices such as mobile phones, computers and televisions.

    Mohs Hardness: 4

    Luster: ranging from matte black to semi-metallic

    Variation: Elite Shungite (containing higher amounts of fullerenes.)