Found only in the northern Russian district of Karelia, Shungite was formed about 2 billion years ago. Shungite is composed of nearly all the elements of the Periodic Table. Though it is commonly known that not all chemical elements are beneficial to life forms, a surprising feature of this gemstone is that only its health-giving components are absorbed by water. Moreover, experts have a reason to believe that water contained in shungite deposits gave birth to life, because its natural structures and complexes are so similar to those of a living cell. Shungite absorbs and eliminates everything that imposes a hazard to life, but concentrates and restores all that is beneficial. Scientists who have investigated this phenomenon have unanimously declared it a miracle.
Shungite is the only Mineral that Contains Fullerenes. Only recently discovered, fullerenes were among the scientific sensations of the 20th century. Named after the great architect, Buckminster Fuller, this closed, hollow cage of 60 or more carbon atoms that form a fullerene molecule, resembles the geodesic domes popularized in his work. The shape of the fullerene molecule is similar to that of a soccer ball. Fullerenes are found in very small quantities in nature, usually formed by lightening charges. How they came to be present in the Shungite gemstone remains a mystery. Realizing their full potential will be one of the great sensations of the 21st century.
The only place in the world where shungite can be found is in the Karelia region of Russia. This leads many to believe that shungite will someday cost more than gold.