Elite Shungite is a natural mineral or more correctly a mineraloid that can only be found in one specific area of Russia. All the material that we feature in our collection has been imported by us directly from a supplier in Karelia which is the area where the material is mined in Russia. Elite shungite is the finest grade of stone that's available and is said to contain the highest percentage of carbon. These stones are suitable for use in crystal healing and also for water purification purposes.
Shungite is a lustrous material that's also surprisingly light weight. It has a strangely unique texture and freshly mined stones are covered in a soot-like residue. The fact that shungite can only be found in Russia means that not only is it highly sought after but it can also be quite expensive.
Known to be at least two billion years old shungite is classified as a mineraloid not a mineral because it does not have a crystalline structure which means there are no crystals present in the stone's structure. It's also believed to be the only natural mineral which contains fullerene which is a molecular form of carbon.
Whether the reason for your interest in shungite be related to crystal healing, mineralogy or geology, it's a fascinating stone that you'll love having as part of your collection.
The price of our elite shungite is calculated according to weight. Choose the piece that you'd like from the dropdown list before proceeding to checkout. Due to the amount of elite shungite that we handle it's not possible for us to photograph each piece individually. Irrespective of the size and weight of the stone that you choose it will have a very similar appearance to the pieces in our photograph all of which come from our collection.