Shungite pyramid from Karelia
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Shungite or shungite is mineral rock that largely consists 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, this is 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 associated fullerenes, content. If Shungite contains 98% carbon, it is named noble shungite. Edel shungite can be distinguished by the lower specific weight and the silvery luster on the surface. Edel 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 filtering and medicinal use to protection against electromagnetic radiation and the treatment of skin disorders. Shungite is a very grounding stone and strengthens the immune system. With direct contact, shungite acts as a natural pain reliever and absorbs negative energy.