Shungite is an ancient rock formation, approximately2 billion years old. It comes from only one place on Earth, a Russian region of Karelia near a small settlement called Shun'ga (hence the name), on the shores of Lake Onega.
Shungite has been used for centuries, dating back to the reign of Ivan the Terrible. The locals knew about its mysterious great powers and used it to heal diseases and purify water even then.
Peter I also understood the powerful healing and antibacterial properties of this mineral & all of his soldiers were instructed to carry a piece during military campaigns, in order to purify water and to use on their wounds. Peter I also established the first Russian Healing Spa on Lake Onega, although only aristocracy were permitted to use it at the time.
More recently, in 1996 scientists Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered a special carbon-based molecular formation called 'fullerenes', which turned out to be a major component of Shungite & for this they won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Sometimes called the “miracle stone” or “the stone of life," Shungite is known for its incredible healing and protection properties & is one of the only known natural materials known to contain fullerenes, which are powerful anti-oxidants. The energy embodied within this ancient stone is said to absorb and eliminate anything that is a health hazard to human life.
All our crystals come with a guide detailing some of their main properties, as detailed above.
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