We import our elite shungite directly from Karelia in Russia which is where this rare mineraloid is mined. The material known as elite shungite is the finest grade that's available and contains the highest percentage of carbon. These stones are suitable to use for water purification purposes.
Shungite is lustrous and surprisingly light weight, it has a unique texture and freshly mined stones give off a soot-like residue. The reason it's so rare is because it can only be found in one place in the world hence it's highly sought after and is also quite 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 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, it's a truly fascinating stone which you'll love having as part of your collection.
The price of our rough elite shungite is calculated according to weight. Just select 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 that's being offered for sale 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.