Shungite: Meaning, Properties, Stone Origin

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What is shungite?

  Shungite is a black stone with the geological age of more than 2 billion years. The stone received its name in 1887, when the first large deposit in the world of this carbonaceous rock was found in the South Karelian village of Shunga. Until today there is no unanimous agreement among scientists concerning the shungite origin. However, all of them come to the conclusion that the stone has unique properties helpful for human organism.

Where are shungite deposits located?

    Shungite is mined only at the Zazhoginsky deposit, located in Karelia Republic, the Russian Federation.


Why is shungite a unique stone?

    Shungite is a remarkable mineral because it includes almost all elements of the periodic system of Mendeleyev. Moreover, its uniqueness stems from the presence of hollow molecular carbon cages known as fullerenes. Fullerenes are considered to have great absorbing and healing properties positively influencing people’s health.

What are the types of shungite?

    There are three types of shungite stones. Type III is called regular shungite. It contains 30-50 % of carbon. It has denser structure and black vivid color.The second type is called Petrovsky shungite. It contains up to 75 % of carbon. It has shiny black color and can be easily polished and shaped. Petrovsky shungite has a long history. Its unique purification properties were discovered by Peter the Great. There is a legend that Russian soldiers used this stone during the Russian Swedish war to sterilize and purify water.The third type is noble or elite shungite. It contains from 90 to 98 % of carbon. Elite shungite is a rare stone. Moreover, it is very fragile. For this reason elite stone are usually quarried carefully by individuals in the rocks.

What is the difference between elite and regular shungite stones?

    Regular and Petrovsky shungite stones have bright black color. They can be easily polished and shaped. For this reason they are widely used for making pyramids, spheres, harmonizers and other shaped products.Elite shungite has vivid color with silvery shin. Elite stones are very fragile and mostly sold in its original form. They are widely used for water purification thanks to the high percentage of carbon. For the same reason elite shungite is also considered to be a powerful energizing stone improving mental health and helping to get rid of bad vibrations.

What are the top areas of shungite usage?

    Due to its properties shungite stones can be used almost in every sphere of human life. They are widely used in building, metallurgy industry, and agriculture, medical industry and cosmetics. The most widespread way to use shungite stones is protection against electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation that is caused by electronic devices and harmfully affects your body. Due to absorbing properties shungite stones can be used for water detoxication and purification. The stone can help to clean water from almost of all organic compounds, metals, bacteria and harmful microorganisms.  Water infused with Shungite has energizing and rejuvenating effects on the body. Shungite is also used for chakra balancing. It protects from the negativity of the outside world, its positive energy accumulated for centuries increases confidence and brings the sense of comfort. It creates favorable environment for root chakra activation and further personal development.


How does shungite influence EMF?

   Electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) vulnerability appears to be an extremely pressing issue nowadays and most of people are exposed to the effects of the EMF because they surround themselves with gadgets and electronic devices. Shungite has proven to have powerful radiation blocking properties.

Shungite works as a screen which absorbs harmful radiation and minimizes its influence on human’s organism. Scientists proved that EMP excites atoms in the molecular lattice of a protein cell and causes them to oscillate with an increased frequency that can lead to the destruction of the molecular lattice. Fullerenes, contained in shungite stones, come in resonance with DNA molecular structure vibrations and suppress EMF not allowing it to destroy and imbalance the DNA molecules.

How to purify water with shungite?

    Since Peter I epoch shungite is famous for its purification properties. Thanks to the porous surface structure, shungite is a good sorbent. In addition, it has a disinfecting effect. It can clean up water from many organic and inorganic compounds, harmful microorganisms, bacteria and from excess of free radicals.

Both regular and elite shungite stones perfectly suit for water filtering. You need to take about 150-200 grams of regular shungite stones or 50-70 grams of elite ones per one liter of water and put shungite stones in it and leave them for at least several hours. Elite and regular shungite stones differ from one another due to the percentage of carbon. Elite shungite contains up to 98% of carbon while regular shungite – from 30% to 50%. It influences its purification properties. For this reason you use regular shungite, you need to put more stone to the water.

What is shungite water?

    Shungite can be used not only for water filtering, but also for making shungite water, which is widely known for its healing properties. Scientists proved that shungite water has therapeutic properties and can be used for treatment and prevention of different diseases such as skin related problems, chronic respiratory issues, headaches, aches in joints and muscles as well as the problems with the digestive system. People, who regularly drink shungite water, noticed its positive effect on health. Moreover it is used for making cosmetics. Shungite water reduces inflammation, redness of the skin, and has wound-healing properties. Water is also used in treatment of throat diseases and gum inflammation.

What is the difference between polished and non-polished shungite products?

   Both polished and non-polished shungite are believed to have similar properties in terms of EMF protection and healing. The only difference between them is the way they look. Polished shungite products have a deep black color, they are shiny and attractive. Non-polished items color range from light gray to black. At the same time both of them can have golden or silver streaks of pyrite or infusions of other minerals.  Moreover you can see the difference between items when in comes to water filtering. Non-polished shungite nuts are more efficient in this sphere as they stay in their raw form.

What is shungite powder? How can it be used?

    Shungite powder is a crushed shungite stone of fine fraction. The most common size of shungite powder is 1-3 mm and 3-5 mm.

Shungite powder has the same unique properties as shungite itself. Firstly, it can be wonderfully applied for healthcare purposes. It is considered to treat eczema, musculoskeletal disorders. Also it is widely applied to settle skin problems such as acne, rashes, inflammation. One of the best ways to use the direct healing power of shungite is preparation a special paste.

The paste has antibacterial properties, warming up effect, improves blood circulation and metabolism as well as increases nutrition of tissues and organs.  For preparing shungite paste, mix shungite powder and shungite water to a creamy state. When take this product and apply it evenly to the problem area. Cover it with soft cloth and leave for 1-2 hours. Then wash it off thoroughly with warm running water or using cotton wool pad and olive oil. Shungite pasta is absolutely harmless, in view of the fact that it is not toxic and does not cause any allergic reactions. It is used in conjunction with any other drugs, and cosmetics.

Shungite powder can be used in the agriculture to help improve soil quality and thus crop yield. It will also help to remove pesticides and heavy metals from the soil and improve moisture retention.

One more sphere of shungite powder usage is water purification. It is a widely spread filler for filters’ cartridges, under-sink water filters and more sophisticated filtration systems. Shungite powder is widely used for EMF protection. You can add it into paint and color the room with it. Shungite is able to neutralize more than 90% of harmful electromagnetic waves and reduce geopathic stress. Moreover, besides protection you will receive a stylish décor of your house.

Why is pyramid considered to be the best shape for shungite items?

    It is believed that items of pyramid shape positively influence the human’s body and internal health. Scientists found that the field of the pyramids has a conical shape, and all the energy flows coming from it converge at one point. Only one beam coming from the top of the pyramid is directed upwards. This beam was previously discovered by the Egyptologist Enel, who showed the ability of this beam to kill pathogens and cancer cells, and also showed that the pyramids have a bio-field that has a strong positive effect. Shungite pyramids have the strongest effect due to shungite stones properties. They can create a positive bio-field around themselves in the radius up to 5 meters and more. In order to increase the pyramid activity, it is needed to be accurately oriented on the compass points. For this purpose the pyramid base side should comply with the North – South line.Once in two-three weeks it is recommended to leave the pyramid for a couple of hours on a fresh air so as to clean and restore its protective properties.

How to use shungite for chakra balancing and spiritual healing?

    Shungite is a magic tool that could help you to accumulate positive energy, manifest your desires and dreams, clean your mind and get rid of toxic thoughts and emotions. Shungite stones absorb positive energy and draw it to your body.Shungite is also used for chakra balancing due to shungite metaphysical properties. Energy enters our body from the cosmos at the top of our head and from the Earth through the bottom of our feet.  The first chakra is our foundation; it’s the root of who we are and what we believe in.  This is the chakra associated with security, survival and ancestral core beliefs.  It’s vital to practice root chakra balancing to have a rooted and grounded first chakra to build upon.  The effectiveness of the other chakras is based upon the first. Shungite is the most powerful stone for balancing root chakra issues. It protects from the negativity of the outside world, its positive energy accumulated for centuries increases confidence and brings the sense of comfort. It creates favorable environment for root chakra activation and further personal development.

How to use shungite for crystal healing?

    Shungite stones are widely known for their metaphysical properties and can be used as an alternative medical tool. They attract positive energies to your body ad help to extinguish stress and anxiety. Also shungite can clear your body of any dysfunctional patterns, which in turn can manifest as negativity, emotional difficulties or even certain diseases. Shungite is easy to use. Place a couple of stones on an affected area and leave for several minutes. You need to repeat this procedure on a regular basis in order to achieve the desirable effect. You can also wear shungite jewelry to absorb and eliminate any negative energies or anything that is health hazardous to the body. Moreover you can them in different parts of your room and surround yourself with healing energy.

How to create a crystal grid with shungite?

   Crystal grids are the most popular way to bring calm, heal and balance to your house and body.  Shungite is a unique stone, famous for its energizing and calming properties. It helps to prevent a buildup of negative energy in your body, by fostering the slow and constant balancing of your root chakra. As shungite accumulates the power of all 4 elements, it will be perfectly combined with any stone and crystal.

In order to create a crystal grid you need to take various crystals and stones which align with your dreams and intentions, and organize them symmetrically into geometrical grid. Put shungite in the centre of the grid, and it will boost the power of other stones and crystals. You also can put shungite items into 4 corners of your room in order to neutralizes harmful, negative energies that exist in your space.

How to check the authenticity of shungite? Are your shungite products authentic?

    The most prominent physical property of shungite stones is electric conductivity. There is a simple way to check the authenticity of your shungite stones. You need to take a battery, bulb and two wires and create an electrical chain with a shungite stone between items. If shungite it authentic you will see that the shungite conducts electricity and bulb lightens due to the high carbon content in shungite. Moreover, you can take an ohmmeter or multimeter and make all necessary measurements.All our products are made of authentic shungite that can be proven by authenticity certificate, which you can ask to send to you with the order.

Is it normal that shungite stones have rust or colored instructions?

    Shungite is a mineral, and it is common for it to have brown, grey or golden infusions. It is impurities of other minerals. Moreover, sometimes elite shungite stones can have rust on them. However, it doesn’t mean that the stone is fake. It is a normal chemical process. Nuggets can become a little rusted if they are being used for water purification, or they come with ferrous infusions that are the source of rust. In order to dispose of it, wash the stones using toothbrush or rough wash-up.


Is it necessary to clean shungite stones before usage? How to do this?

    We suggest to clear shungite stones before using them so as to get rid of dust and different premises. The simplest way is to wash stones under the running water for several minutes, then leave then on fresh air for a couple of hours. Some specialists also recommend boiling washed stones for 15-20 minutes. Also it is necessary to take into account that with regular usage the shungite properties can weaken, and stones should be changed. In order to extend their “service life period”, it is recommended to wash shungite in warm water with some acid, for example lemon acid or yeast powder.

Is it safe for children and pregnant women to use shungite items?

    Usage of shungite is absolutely safe. Moreover it is even highly recommended for children and pregnant women as shungite neutralizes EMF and, it is a great preventive measure which helps to preserve a good health.

20 thoughts on “Shungite: Meaning, Properties, Stone Origin

  1. Winnie says:

    If I purchased an order of Shungite June 5, 2019 how long will it take to get to Bellingham, Washington, USA? what would be the expected delivery time. My email is, your response is greatly appreciated.

    • Shungite Wholesale says:

      Dear Winnie,
      Now it takes from 15 to 30 business days for a parcel to reach the US after handing it over to the Russian Post. You will be able to track it all the way using any tracking site that you prefer. Please feel free to place your order or contact us. We are always happy to assist.

    • Shungite Wholesale says:

      Dear Karen,
      The amount of carbon in regular shungite, Type one, is between 30 to 50 %, and the third type is noble or elite shungite. It contains from 90 to 98 % of carbon.

  2. Omar says:

    Could tell me how big the pendants are in size and weight do you have a certificate with them

    • Shungite Wholesale says:

      Dear Omar,
      Thank you for your comment.
      The sizes of pendants depend on the particular model.
      All our items are produced of authentic shungite only. Please contact our managers and they will gladly answer any of your questions.

  3. Rachel says:

    The measurements you give for the tall Pyramids, is that the height of one side of the base?

    • Shungite Wholesale says:

      Dear Rachel, thank you for asking.
      The first 2 figures are the size of the base and the 3d one is the height, e.g. 30 * 30 * 60 mm (1.18 * 1.18 * 2.36 inches). Hope this would help. Please contact us at any time!

    • Shungite Wholesale says:

      Dear Mel, yes, absolutely! Feel free to place the order online and the shipping cost will be calculated automatically! Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

    • Shungite Wholesale says:

      Dear Carole,
      Thank you for your question. We are still in business and continue to deliver our parcels worldwide and are working on integration of new payment methods. Please feel free to place a new order or contact us through email at any time.

    • Shungite Wholesale says:

      Dear Jedrick,
      Thank you for your question!
      Yes, we ship orders to Malaysia. Standard delivery from Russia to Malaysia usually takes approximately 25-30 business days.
      We are now also working with DHL for a faster and safer delivery of our items.
      Please contact our manager through email to place an order:

  4. Darcy says:

    What is the standard air shipping fee to Singapore? How long does it take to ship to Singapore?

    • Shungite Wholesale says:

      Dear Darcy,
      Thank you for your interest in our company.
      The shipping cost depends on the weight of your parcel. The approximate delivery price of the 1 kg package to Singapore is $71.
      The standard delivery time from Russia to Singapore is 15-25 business days.
      Please contact our manager through email to know about special offers and discounts:

  5. Helene says:

    Hi do you ship to the uk? Is the shipping added on to payment? How long would it take for delivery?

    Kind Regards

    • Shungite Wholesale says:

      Dear Helene,
      Thank you for your question.
      We do ship to UK. The shipping cost depends on the weight of the order and added on the checkout. The delivery to UK usually takes about 15 business days.

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