Shungite pendant from Karelia
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Shungite or shungite is mineral rock that consists largely of carbon. It is a unique mineral that only occurs in Karelia, Russia. It is also the only rock in the world that contains fullerenes, a newly discovered form of carbon in the form of spherical ions. In 1996 Professor Robert F. Curl Jr., Professor Sir Harold W. Kroto and Professor Richard E. Smalley received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for the discovery of fullerenes.
The difference between noble shungite and ordinary shungite is the carbon, and related fullerenes, content. When Shungite contains 98% carbon it gets the name noble shungite. Noble shungite can be distinguished by the lower specific weight and the silvery shine on the surface. Noble shungite is widely used for water purification. Noble shungite can also conduct electricity, an exceptional property for a rock.
Operation and applications of Shungite
Shungite has many applications, from water filtration and medicinal use to protection against electromagnetic radiation and the treatment of skin conditions. Shungite is a very grounding stone and strengthens the immune system. In direct contact shungite acts as a natural pain reliever and absorbs negative energy.