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Shungite Elite (2) Raw Minerals Stones Rocks Collecting

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Origin : Russia (Karelia - Shunga)

Geological era : Precambrian

Age : 2 billions years ago

Size : 9.7 gr - mm 43 x 25 x 15

Shungite Élite 9.7  gr - mm 43 x 25 x 15 Raw Minerals Stones Rocks for Collection, only a piece, as in photo.
Available also normal Shungite in single pieces and lots of 15, 50 and 100 gr, at this link.

The Shungite Élite is an organic mineral practically pure, constituted 98-99% of carbon-fullerenes, then three times the "normal" Shungite (also called Schungite, Chungite or Shungit), which contains a smaller amount, around 32-34%. For this reason, the Élite can not be processed, because it is made of carbon stratified, meaning that if it were to be passed to the lathe or other machinery, it crumbles, flaking. Also the "normal" Shungite (for sale on our website) is a rare material, available only in a specific area around the Lake Onega in Karelia, in the northwest of Russia, near the White Sea. The Élite instead is even more rare because it only exists in a small village of the lake called Shunga, just the place where it is extracted that gave its name to the shungite.
The Shungite is a particular form of carbon, a sedimentary stone. It is then of organic nature. But unlike coal, which comes from the mineralization of plants, Shungite has its origins in the deposits of plankton extremely old dating back to the Precambrian (more than 2 billion years).
The research conducted in the United States have shown that shungite is mainly composed of fullerenes in the natural state C60 and C70. The fullerene molecule is a special type of carbon discovered in the laboratory in 1985 by Harold Kroto, Robert Curl and Richard Smalley, who won the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1986. The structure of C60 is a truncated icosahedron, which resembles a soccer ball, consisting of hexagons and pentagons, at whose corners places each carbon atom and whose edges represent bonds.
As a function of its particular structure, the Shungite is believed possesses a number of surprising physical properties, chemical and bioenergy.
The Shungite been used for centuries by local populations for various therapeutic purposes.
In the sixteenth century, the grandmother of Peter I was treated infertility bathing in a spring gushing from a block of Shungite. Out of gratitude, he founded the hermitage of Tolvuisky, which is close to this source "miraculous."
Tsar Peter the Great (1672-1725) urged his soldiers to use the Shungite to combat dysentery. Solutions Shungite water were called "Water Martial." Peter the Great of later opened a spa near Petrozavodsk, and used this water to relieve his diseases (epilepsy, uremia) in the last years of his life. Still is widely used and refined in the crystaltherapy.

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