Shungite Large tumbles from Russia come with a healing card & purple pouch. Measures Approx.: 2" x 1.5" W
This is a rare stone and has been found only in the Karelia region of Russia near the small settlement called Shunga. Hence the name Shungite. It is not new to people of the region, as Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, supplied a piece of shungite to each of his troops to purify their drinking water. History records that when an epidemic of dysentery broke out during the Battle of Poltava between Russia and Sweden, the Swedish forces did not have the shungite advantage to clean their water and, weakened by dysentery, lost the war (1709).
It is still a mystery as how it came to occur on this planet. Some say Shungite may have been formed in ancient oceans, from the sediment of micro organisms that fossilized and ended up on the land when land forms changed. Others think maybe it came to earth from outer space on possibly a giant meteorite. This I believe is because the only other known natural source for Fullerenes is in meteorites.
Yet another study believes it to be fossilized hydro carbons or oil and the reseach was quite extensive I personally believe the the best answer.
Really no one knows and it seems to me that scientists are guessing at how it formed. How it formed is interesting but is it crucial to know this? What is important to me is how this stone works in your life, and the fact that it contains Fullerenes.
Shungite is a powerful stone to shield you from the electro-magnetic radiation given off by electrical equipment... including computers, mobile phones, microwaves and televisions. It may be in a variety of shapes including spheres or pieces of stone that have been carved in pyramids... as well as pendulums. Any type of shape can be utilized for this purpose.
It has been the unique properties of this stone that got the attention of scientists... particularly the fact that it contains fullerenes. This stone is the only known natural source of fullerenes... so this has made the scientists who have been testing it extremely interested in, not only its properties... but how mankind can use it.
It is fascinating to look at possible future uses that are being planned for this newly discovered compound.
Fullerenes are being investigated for many industrial uses and some of these are quite interesting. Some of the uses they hope to use Fullerenes for in the future are: in makeup to stop UV damage, as part of solar electric generating devices in place of silicone.... and as a future part of techniques to help allergic conditions, including asthma.
They have discovered a list of quite disparate properties... and their presence in this stone is also unique... according to documented evidence collected on it. The people of the area where it was found have used it for a very long time.