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Announcement    Our company "KARELSKY SHUNGITE" was founded in 2007 and for 14 years now we have been the main manufacturer and supplier of souvenirs made from a unique mineral - Karelian shungite. Our products are known not only in Russia but all over the world.

Our specialization is work ONLY with shungite stone.
Our material is only NATURAL shungite from the ONLY Zazhoginsky deposit in the world.
Our production does NOT use shungite-containing materials (shale, polymer powders, etc.) and, as a result, our products are made only of MONOLITHIC shungite.
NO pressed and glued products.

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Last updated on May 29, 2021

Our company "KARELSKY SHUNGITE" was founded in 2007 and for 14 years now we have been the main manufacturer and supplier of souvenirs made from a unique mineral - Karelian shungite. Our products are known not only in Russia but all over the world.

Our specialization is work ONLY with shungite stone.
Our material is only NATURAL shungite from the ONLY Zazhoginsky deposit in the world.
Our production does NOT use shungite-containing materials (shale, polymer powders, etc.) and, as a result, our products are made only of MONOLITHIC shungite.
NO pressed and glued products.

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Shungite origin. Properties and uniqueness of shungite.

THE ORIGIN OF SHUNGITE.

Shungite is the oldest carbonaceous mineral on the planet. The high concentration of fullerenes in shungite makes it possible to assume the cosmic origin of this stone. Until recently, it was believed that carbon has only three forms of existence - diamond, graphite and carbyne. Fullerene is a new form of carbon discovered recently. For the first time, the scientific world learned about the earthly existence of a unique substance after one of the former Soviet scientists examined samples of Karelian shungite at the University of Arizona (USA). As a result of the research, carbon globules with fullerenes were discovered. After that, an intensive search for other rocks containing fullerenes began, and questions arose about their origin on Earth. Later, terrestrial fullerenes were found in Australia, Mexico, Canada - and in each case they were found at the sites of meteorite impact. At the same time, some fullerenes were filled: inside the shells there were atoms of helium - a rare for the Earth isotope of helium-3. According to scientists, such structures could form only in space conditions, in the so-called carbon stars. It was possible to determine the time of the appearance of the investigated fullerenes on Earth. The crater from the fall of the Canadian meteorite was formed about two billion years ago, in the Archean era, when our planet was still lifeless. Other fullerenes were found at the boundary of Permian and Triassic deposits, their age is estimated at 250 million years. It was then that a giant asteroid crashed into the Earth, causing catastrophic destruction. Karelian shungites also occur in the most ancient layers of the earth's crust. Their age is determined by scientists at about 2 billion years - a time when there were no forests on planet Earth, from which coals later arose - only protobacteria existed in an oxygen-free environment. The analysis of these facts, as well as the theory of the cosmic origin of shungite, awaits further study and development.
Scientists and students of Petrozavodsk State University conducted an interesting experience of the impact of shungite water on frogs. The experiments were carried out in the autumn-winter period of 2007 on 15 frogs of the species Rana Temporaria (grass frog) using gravel from the shungite stone of the Zazhoginsky deposit, intended for purification of drinking water.
The skin of amphibians plays an important role both in the intake of water into the body and in gas exchange, therefore this class of vertebrates is especially interesting as an object for studying the biological effect of the shungite aquatic environment.

Scientists investigated the physiological parameters of the frog's organism and other indicators of the possible influence of the aquatic environment enriched with shungite on the survival of frogs in extreme conditions. The researchers measured the respiration rate, heart rate and metabolic state of frogs at rest and under stress (when the animals were held in their hands).

For the experiment, the animals were divided into three groups: the 1st group of animals - a comparison group of 5 frogs, kept in compliance with zohygiene and proper care in a vivarium at an ambient temperature of +5 degrees Celsius; The 2nd, control, group (5 frogs) were kept without proper care, in a refrigerator, also at an ambient temperature of +5 degrees; The third, experimental, group (5 frogs) was kept in an environment enriched with shungite gravel, at the rate of 125 g per 0.5 l of water, similar to the control. Thus, frogs from the second and third groups were in extreme conditions - without proper care.

Frogs from the second group began to die already on the 7th day, and those that were kept in shungite water all survived - in the third group there was a 100% survival rate for 60 days.
As a result of the study, it was found that the aquatic shungite environment prevents the death of Rana Temporaria frogs in extreme conditions. Moreover, under the influence of shungite in frogs, the work of the heart and general muscle activity improved, which proves the high biological activity of the aquatic shungite environment, its effect on the metabolic processes of the body of amphibians.


PROPERTIES AND UNIQUENESS OF SHUNGITE.

First of all, shungite is unique in its composition. It is the composition and structure of the mineral that scientists explain its useful properties. The main component of shungite is C60 carbon. Its content in the breed can be up to 99%. In addition to carbon, the mineral also includes SiO2 (57.0%), TiO2 (0.2%), Al2O3 (4.0%), FeO (2.5%), MgO (1.2%), K2O (1 , 5%), S (1.2%).

The age of the mineral is surprising. Researchers have found that shungite is about 2 billion years old.

Another surprising fact follows from the antiquity of the mineral - the controversial origin of shungite. Scientists have not yet decided on the question of where this mineral came from on our planet. After all, 2 billion years ago, there were no forests on planet Earth, from which coals later arose - at that time only protobacteria existed in an oxygen-free environment.

Unusual structure of shungite is defined as non-crystalline metastable non-graphitizable, globular, fullerene-like. The main element of this structure is a globule with dimensions of 100-300 A0 (10-30 nanometers) - fullerene. These compounds owe their name to the engineer and designer Richard Buckminster Fuller, who built structures in the form of convex closed polyhedra. The presence of nanoparticles - fullerenes in shungite opens up wide prospects for its use.

Due to their mesh-spherical structure, fullerenes roll like balls the size of a molecule between rubbing surfaces and thus can be used as an ideal filler or ideal lubricant. Now it is possible to create the most fantastic materials of the future by combining different atoms and molecules inside carbon balls. Fullerenes can be used in rocketry, electronics, optoelectronics, machine manufacturing, technical products, computers, medicine, and other nanotechnology applications. The idea of ​​creating a drug, the introduction of which into the tissue will allow to selectively affect the cells affected by the cancer, preventing their further multiplication, is also discussed. Such an anticancer drug can be synthesized on the basis of water-soluble fullerene compounds with embedded radioactive isotopes.

Numerous practical confirmations have the ability of shungite to absorb oxygen, actively interact with it at room temperatures in water and air. Shungite as a strong reducing agent absorbs oxygen from water. In the process of chemical interaction with this oxygen, atomic oxygen is formed, which is the strongest oxidizing agent and oxidizes the sorbed organic substances to CO2 and H2O and frees the shungite surface for new acts of sorption. The long-term effect of shungite in relation to dissolved metals is explained by the fact that the metals are converted by shungite into the form of insoluble carbonates. This is facilitated by the oxidation of organic matter to CO2.

Another unusual property of shungite stone is electrical conductivity. This stone conducts electricity. One of the most common ways to verify the authenticity of shungite is to check the conductivity of a sample using a light bulb and a battery connected in an electrical circuit.

Shungite surprised the researchers who discovered another unusual phenomenon - the diamagnetism of the rock.

Diamagnetism is one of the types of magnetism, which manifests itself in the magnetization of a substance towards the direction of the external magnetic field acting on it. Moreover, the diamagnetism of the rock increases with an increase in the carbon content in it. As a result of the experiments, it was also found that shungite has the rarest feature for rocks - the complete absence of remanent magnetization. The electromagnetic properties of shungite were the basis for the creation on its basis of a wide class of electrically conductive building materials with radio-shielding and radio-absorbing properties.

Shungite is of active interest not only among scientists, but also people far from science, but successfully using shungite products in everyday life. Crumbs for water purification, tiles and bricks made of natural stone for construction and design work, shungite jewelry - all these products are made from a mysterious and not yet fully appreciated mineral are available through our online store.

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