Shungite Stone is a Precambrian carbonaceous rock of organic origin, which had been found only in Karelia Russia, Lake Onega area. Its name comes from the small village of Shunga where it was first discovered. Scientists estimate the age of shungite to be almost 2 billion years. Though it is similar in appearance to coal, it is found in very ancient layers of the Earth’s crust that were formed when there were no life forms on the Earth.
In general schungite is amorphous substance, but there are elements of graphitic, diamond and fullerene internal structures. It is the fact that shungite contains fullerene molecules that makes this stone so unique and different from any other mineral. Fullerene is
one of 4 known crystalline modifications of carbon (except diamond, graphite and carbon). It is the hollow ball-shaped molecules predominantly С60 and С70 . Only recently discovered, fullerenes were among the scientific sensations of the 20th century. Named after the great
architect, Buckminster Fuller, this closed, hollow cage of 60 or more carbon atoms that form a fullerene molecule, resembles the geodesic domes popularized in his work. Fullerenes are found in very minute quantities in nature, usually formed by lightening charges. How they
came to be present in the shungite mineral remains a mystery. Shungite is the only mineral known to contain fullerenes.
Shungite is also considered to be unique for its healing properties. It is said to eliminate and absorb all that imposes a hazard on people and living beings, but to concentrate and restore all that is helpful for a human being, and also to shield harmful electromagnetic radiation of
any origin like computers, microwave ovens, TV sets, mobile phones and others. A pyramid made of shungite is believed to protect human energy field and reduce stress, headache and insomnia.
Crystal healers consider shungite to be a Miracle Stone / Stone of Life because of its tremendous healing properties. In fact, many healers consider it to be the most powerful tool of transformation within their stone arsenal.
Shungite is a very rare and powerful stone, It is a mineral hailed as containing this healing power which nothing else excels in comparison. The healing properties of Shungite have labeled it a miracle stone. Therefore, it is the one stone that everyone should have in their medicine bag, because of its ability to purify, charge, protect, cure, induce recovery, stabilize, heal and promote growth to all living organisms. It also purifies water of almost of all organic compounds (including pesticides), metals and harmful bacteria.
A very important property of shungite is its electric conductivity. It gives us a very simple method to tell the real shungite from any fakes or imitations. One needs a battery, a lamp and two wires. If you connect a battery to a lamp, and then touch a piece of shungite with wires, the lamp will flash.