Shungite name comes from the village Shunga of Russia where this material was first discovered. Shungite is said to be 2 billion years old in fact so old that there was no life form at the time when Shungite was present in this world. It is the only natural material which has fullerenes. Fullerenes is a very powerful antioxidant which can eliminate any health hazard with its active metaphysical properties with strong healing powers. It was one of the rarest stones but recently it has been surfacing more and it is only found in Karelia area region of Russia. Shungite falls on 4 on the Mohs scale of hardness which means it is fairly dense but it has a special property that it cannot be melted by fire and this stone can be used to purify water. This makes Shungite a rather interesting stone for everyone including scientists and lay man because of its majestic color and mysterious properties. Shungite has been in medical use since 18th century because of its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. This material has electricity conductivity that means it can help inhibiting electromagnetic waves created by electronic devices.
Crystal: Shungite. Country of origin: Russia. Chemical composition: C60. Hardness based on Mohs scale: 3.5 - 4.