Elite Shungite is a natural mineral or more correctly a mineraloid which can only be found in one small area of Russia. All of the material that we feature on our website has been imported by us directly from Karelia which is where this rare material is mined. 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 Karelia in Russia means that not only is it highly sought after, but it can also be very expensive.
Known to be at least two billion years old, shungite is classified as a minerloid not a mineral because it does not have a crystalline structure which basically means there are no crystals present. It's also believed to be the only natural mineral which contains fullerene which is a molecular form of carbon.
Whether your interest in shungite is related to crystal healing, mineralogy or geology, this is a fascinating stone that you'll love having as part of your collection.
The prices of our elite shungite is calculated according to weight. Choose the stone that you'd like from the drop down list before adding it to your basket. 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.