Shungite is one of the world’s best kept secrets. This mysterious black stone is most commonly found in Shunga, a remote village in Karelia, Russia. It’s origins are still unknown but is widely understood to be over two billion years old. The protective and healing qualities associated with shungite have long since been folklore but in recent years it has increasingly been catching the attention from those outside the Russian borders. As more focus is being placed on alternative medicines, the popularity of shungite is starting to gather pace across the globe especially in the UK.
Shungite is a beautiful stone, black in colour that is made of up to 99% carbon. It also consists of nearly all the minerals in the periodic table. However, what makes Shungite especially enticing is that it is the only known source of fullerenes on the planet. Historically, the only other known source of fullerenes on earth have been from the odd meteorite which illustrates just how a rare a phenomenon it is. Shungite has been a huge success when used in the fields of medicine, ecology, agriculture, water filtration, construction and chemical industries.