Shungite FAQ

About Shungite: Shungite Meaning, Shungite Types, Shungite Stone Origin

What is shungite?

      Shungite is a Precambrian carbonaceous natural rock of organic origin. It is often referred to as a “healing stone” or even a “stone of life” due to its powerful healing and protective properties. Shungite is approximately 2 billion years old and it was formed long before life existed on our planet. Thus, it has been soaking up the energy of the Earth and space for eons. These powerful energies, along with its chemical composition and physical characteristics make shungite truly unique and thanks to that, it is popular all over the world in the form of numerous shungite products.

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Where does shungite come from?

      Shungite is found almost exclusively in the Republic of Karelia, where there are over 1 billion tons of shungite. The largest shungite deposit in the world is called Zazhoginsky mine at it is located on Zaonezhie peninsula in Karelia, near Shunga village which gave the rock its name.

What makes shungite so special? 

      In large part it is due to its unique structure comprised of fullerenes, which is an extremely rare chemical bond of atoms of carbon. Fullerenes are believed to be one of the most powerful antioxidants that shield our bodies from the effects of free radicals and other negative and harmful influences in our environment. The spherical molecules of fullerene in shungite make it one of the most effective means of personal protection, healing and water cleansing. Elite Shungite is the type of shungite with the highest amount of carbon, so it has the largest amount of fullerenes and thus is the most effective type.

What is the difference between elite and regular shungite? What are the three types of shungite?

      Shungite stones can be divided into three types depending on the amount of carbon in it. Type III shungite is usually called regular shungite stone and it contains from 30 to 50 per cent of carbon. All the shaped products you will find like pyramids, spheres, bracelets, etc. are made of regular shungite since it amounts for the largest part of shungite found in Karelia and can be easily shaped and polished. 

      Type II shungite got his name from the Russian Emperor, Peter the Great, and is known as Petrovsky shungite. This type of shungite is quite rare and contains about 75% of carbon. It can also be easily cut and polished like regular shungite, but in terms of properties and crystal energy Petrovsky shungite is closer to type I elite shungite. 

      Type I shungite is called noble or elite shungite and it contains from 90 to 98 per cent of carbon in it. Elite shungite nuggets have shiny silvery surface and have a great energetic potential due to the high percentage of carbon. The deposits of elite shungite are extremely scarce and elite shungite amounts for less than one per cent of all shungite found in the world. It is usually dug carefully by hand in rocks while types II and III shungite are more available for an industrial digging in quarries.

What makes elite shungite so special? How to use elite shungite to its full potential?

      Elite shungite stones appear to be a perfect natural healer and energy stabilizer. Elite shungite nuggets are frequently sold in its original form since they are very fragile. These stones are truly unique because of several important factors. Firstly, elite shungite is extremely rare – it amasses for less than one per cent of all shungite in the world. Secondly, its physical appearance is vastly different from regular shungite (or any other stone in existence). Instead of dark black elite shungite has silvery grey color with shiny surface which always looks beautiful. Thirdly, its chemical composition clearly separates it from any other rock in the world. It has up to 98 per cent of carbon in its composition, all of which is formed in fullerene molecules, which makes elite shungite extremely effective in crystal healing and protection.

      You can place an elite shungite nugget near your working space or a bed during sleep in order to receive a comprehensive protection against geopathic influence or you can have a small elite shungite nugget in your pocket or a small jewelry item to protect yourself from the electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation effect in your everyday life. Besides, elite shungite has proven to have a powerful energetic field to help you keep your body and spirit in harmony. You can also use small elite shungite nuggets in order to make an energized shungite water to make it healthier and purified.

Shungite Properties: EMF & 5G Protection, Water Filtration, Crystal Healing

What are the benefits of using shungite? 

      In a modern world shungite is widely used in various fields including heavy industry, agriculture, medicine and spiritual practices among many more. The famous properties of shungite that made it popular all over the world include water purification and protection against electromagnetic fields (EMF) and 5G radiation (also called millimeter waves or MMW) which surrounds us through our numerous. Besides, shungite can neutralize geopathic stress and tension, healing properties of the human body and provide physical and spiritual healing to its user. All these properties contribute to the ever-growing popularity of shungite all around the world. Take our simple quiz to know what shungite property fits you the most and check our short guide on different ways you can use shungite

Shungite Protection: EMF & 5G, Geopathic Zones, Unwanted Energy

What is EMF? How does it affect us? How can shungite help? 

      Electromagnetic fields (EMF) and 5G radiation (or millimeter waves) vulnerability appears to be an extremely pressing issue nowadays and most people are exposed to the effects of EMF and MMW due to the fact that they are surrounded with various gadgets and electronic devices. In the modern world of technologies most people are highly affected by EMF and 5G radiation and shungite has proven to be a powerful countermeasure. There are several scientific studies that prove the fact that shungite is efficient in reducing the negative effect of such devices, most of them done in Karelian Academy of Sciences.

      It is important to remember that the power of shungite protection depends on its action radius, which in turn depends on the size of shungite item. To put it simply: the larger your shungite item is the more space it can cover with its protection. Item which is 10 cm in size (3,93 inches) will cover approximately 10 meters of space (10,93 yards), that is the general proportion you can use with any shungite item. The only exceptions are elite shungite items, because they are much more effective – their action radius is generally twice larger.  

      In order to ensure comprehensive protection against harmful EMF and MMW it is usually recommended to use several shungite items to reduce the exposure to radiation-emitting devices. The more shungite items you have around you, the more positive properties against EMF and 5G radiation shungite grants you and the more protected you are. Learn more about  comprehensive EMF and MMW protection with shungite here.

What items are the best when it comes to EMF and MMW protection?

      There are different kinds of items which you can use to protect yourself from the danger of EMF and 5G radiation. First of all, you can use gadget protection and strike EMF and MMW at its source with shungite phone stickers, which you can apply not only to your phone but also to your tablet, laptop, PC, TV and so on – any object in your environment that you feel can be a source of EMF and MMW. Second option you have is household protection – you can cover a lot of living space with various shungite items like pyramids, spheres, cubes, figurines, etc. Thanks to shungite action radius your home will be effectively shielded from any negative influences. Thirdly, you can use comprehensive personal protection through various shungite items that you can carry with you all day long. Those can be shungite stones, both regular and elite, and shungite jewelry, like shungite necklaces, rings and earrings, which will successfully create a protective aura around you to shield you from EMF and 5G radiation.

What is geopathic stress? How does it affect us? How can shungite help? 

        The exposure to geopathic stress is a disturbing issue nowadays. Geopathic stress appears to be a result of spending time in specific zones where the natural energy of Earth is disturbed by weak electromagnetic fields (EMF) stemming from certain mineral concentrations, underground steams, electric networks, etc. Spending time in geopathic zones can lead to such symptoms of geopathic stress as headaches, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, weakened immune system which can affect our everyday life, well-being and health. Shungite has proven to be a perfect solution when it comes to shielding yourself from geopathic stress and reducing the negative effects of the geopathic zones.

Notice! Shungite Protection sets including Pyramids are the most useful and effective way of EMF and Geopathic Stress protection!

What does shungite do with our energy?

      Shungite does a lot of work to keep our energy in balance. This way it attracts positive energy inside of you and does its best to keep the unwanted energies away, protecting you from negativity, stress and tension.

Shungite Water: Pure, Mineralizes, Energized, Detoxifying

What is shungite water? What are the benefits of shungite water?

      Shungite is also widely used as a natural filtering instrument to clean and mineralize water. It is proven that consuming shungite water provides a positive therapeutic effect and helps to cope with a great number of diseases including skin related problems, chronic respiratory issues, headaches, aches in joints and muscles as well as the problems with the digestive system. Shungite water is a great overall health booster and shungite’s ability to mineralize and charge water makes it a great addition to, for example, cosmetic products, or it can help you to detox your body.

What type of shungite is more efficient when it comes to shungite water?


      The amount of shungite needed for making shungite water depends on your choice of shungite, both elite and regular shungite are widely applied. The difference between regular shungite and elite or noble shungite is in the amount of organic carbon in it. Regular shungite contains from 35 to 60 percent of organic carbon while the percentage of carbon in elite shungite is much higher - from 92 to 98 per cent. Thanks to this, elite shungite is more efficient in making energized water since it has higher energy potential and more effective healing properties.

How to make shungite water?

      In order to make shungite water you need to wash shungite stones before using them to get rid of any dust and dirt. Then you need to infuse 150-200 grams (0,33-0,44 lbs.) of regular shungite stones or 50-70 grams (0,11-0,15 lbs.) of elite shungite stones per one liter of water 6-12 hours. After that, you can safely drink it. Shungite starts filtering water within first few hours, but the more you will keep shungite in the water, the more efficiently the result will be. Stones are supposed to be cleaned and charged regularly. If you think shungite does not help anymore then it is recommended to change the stones.

Interested to know more about Shungite Water? Check our detailed guide here!

How to make shungite bath?    

      Shungite water is also designed for making shungite baths that are very popular since taking a bath with shungite water benefits your health, well-being, growth and recovery. In order to make a shungite bath infuse 400-500 grams (0,88-1,1 lbs.) of shungite stones into the bath with hot water and keep them there about for 15-20 minutes. Then take a healing bath and enjoy the positive changes shungite gives to your physical and spiritual health. It is recommended to have a shungite bath regularly, approximately three times a week.

How does shungite affect water pH level?    

      Shungite successfully lowers pH level of your drinking water. Shungite water’s pH after first couple of hours is around 5,5, which makes it more acidic and it can be very healthy for external use to cure skin diseases, as well as for internal use to battle respiratory diseases, headaches, joint and muscle pains. After keeping shungite in water for more than 6 hours, it will become a healthy alkaline water, with 7-7,5 pH, which is considered to be a best value for regular drinking water.

How to cleanse my shungite water stones?  

      To cleanse your shungite items, wash them under the running water and place them on a windowsill under direct sunlight for at least 6 hours to recharge. If you use shungite as a filtering and purifying component to make healing shungite water, please also do the following procedure once a month to restore the filtering capacity of the stone. Use acidic water by mixing one liter of warm water with some acid, for example lemon acid in a proportion of one spoon of acid for a liter of water to clean the stones. Put your stones to the mix and keep it like this for several hours or more. It helps to get rid of dirt on the surface of the stones. If you think it doesn’t help anymore then it is better to change the stones.

Shungite Crystal Healing: Energy Healing, Grounding, Root Chakra Balancing

What is spiritual healing? How can shungite be useful?                                                 

      Shungite appears to be a powerful mineral when it comes to chakra balancing and neutralizing the negative bio energy that can surround us. It is widely applied in grounding techniques since it attracts positive energy to your bio field, protects you from harmful influences by neutralizing them and contributes to keeping your body and spirit in absolute harmony. 

      You can use shungite for healing in a number of various ways. One of the most effective ways to bring shungite healing into your life is through meditations. Meditations are awesome on their own and coupled with the power of shungite it will be very efficient in energy balancing and attracting stable mental health and mood. You can use harmonizers, smaller spheres, shungite eggs and regular and elite stones – anything that fits comfortably in your hand.

      Another powerful way of shungite healing is through shungite stone massage. By using shungite massage stones, points and massage sticks you can contribute not only to spiritual but also to physical healing. With shungite massage you will be able to treat skin diseases, disorders of cardiovascular and digestive systems and numerous muscle and joint pains.

      Yet you should remember that shungite healing is always with you any time you are using shungite, whether you just carrying it around or wear it as jewelry, keep it at home or drink shungite water. Also don’t forget that crystal healing is just one piece of a large alternative medicine and you can always mix different practices for better results! 

How to balance Root Chakra with shungite?

      Chakras are important hubs of energy in our bodies. They amass energy (both positive and negative) which has influence on different aspects of human life depending on what chakra it stimulates. For example, if your Heart Chakra is full of positive energy, then your love life will be in excellent shape. In the outside world there are different objects which can stimulate specific chakras. As our main focus are crystals and specifically shungite, we should say that it mainly activates energy flows to the Root Chakra, which is responsible for our connection to the Earth and for overall state of the Chakra system.

      You can stimulate Root Chakra through meditating with shungite harmonizers, wearing shungite jewelry or through creating crystal grids with shungite points which you can also use in meditations or in yoga exercises. These methods are the most effective, however, if you are simply carrying shungite stones around or shield your household with shungite items, it will all influence your Root Chakra. With your Root Chakra balanced, you will feel calm and relaxed, as well as more aware of your place in the world, your intentions, desires and ambitions. 

Choose Yours: Find Your Perfect Shungite Item and Embrace the Shungite Power

Does the shape of shungite item has an influence over its properties?

      It is of no surprise, that crystal shapes can transmit different energy and properties. The same goes for different shungite items – its shape can do a lot of various things. For example, if you wish to define your intentions or manifest your wishes, pyramids and points through their connection to the spiritual plain will become your best aid. If you wish to find balance and harmony, the best way to do it through meditations with spheres and merkabas. To establish connection with the mother Earth you should use raw elite shungite nuggets and to shield your household it is most effective to use shungite cubes. But it is also important to remember to trust your own gut – if you feel that you are connected to some shungite items more than to the others that means that they resonate with your own energy and that should be your certain choice.

What is the difference between polished and non-polished shungite?

      Both polished and non-polished items are widely applied since they provide the same effects no matter whether you use either of them. To put is simply, polished and non-polished items are the same in terms of their efficiency when it comes to shungite properties, but they differ in the way they look.        

      Polished items have a deep black color, they are shiny and attractive. Non-polished items range from light gray to black and sometimes you can see golden or silver streaks of pyrite or infusions of other minerals. Besides, non-polished items are more frequent to leave black residue because their surface is basically closer to raw shungite.

      The only difference between polished and non-polished items is in water filtering and purification processes and energy balancing. Non-polished items tend to have higher filtering capacity and higher energy and power since they have raw surface in comparison with polished ones, and it is believed that the stones and crystals in their raw form are very powerful. However, it is recommended to use elite shungite nuggets for both water purification and spiritual healing, and elite shungite is usually used in its raw form without being subject to carving or polishing since it is very fragile.

Shungite Usage Tips: Authenticity Check, Shungite Cleanse & Charge Tips

How to check the authenticity of shungite?

      You should always make sure that the shungite you have ordered is an authentic one. The authenticity of the shungite pieces can be checked with a simple test. One of more vivid features of authentic shungite is that it is electrically conductive. Thus, you can take an electric battery, bulb and two wires and make a simple electrical grid connecting battery to bulb with one wire and another connecting the bulb with a shungite stone. If shungite is authentic you will see that the bulb lightens due to the high carbon content in shungite, which is very rare among stones. Learn more here.

I have received an elite shungite nugget, but it seems to me that there is rust on the stone. Does it mean that my shungite is fake?

      If you have received an elite shungite nugget and it has rust in it, you should not worry. The rust in your elite shungite is the result of the crystal corrosion or chemical erosion of the stone which is quite common. Sometimes shungite nuggets become a little rusted if they are being used for water purification, or they come with iron infusions that are the source of rust. It is a normal chemical process. If it bothers you, you can get rid of rust by yourself using a needle or a toothbrush but keep in mind that even with a little rust the shungite stones are safe.

Shungite that I receive leaves black stains on my skin and clothes. Is there a way to clean the stones in order to get rid of residue?

      If your shungite leaves black stains, don’t be alarmed. Authentic regular shungite stones in their raw form leave black residue due to the high carbon proportion in them. We recommend washing shungite pieces carefully under warm water to get rid of micro-dust and powder, which leaves those stains, as well as to cleanse the stones before using it. After you have washed it several times, the amount of residue will significantly diminish.

Shungite that I received has infusions of brown, gray or golden colors. Does it mean that my shungite is fake?

      If your shungite piece has different infusions, don’t panic. It is possible that shungite stones can have infusions of other minerals, including golden-colored pyrite. It does not mean that your shungite mineral is fake, it means that in the place where the stone was found there were veins of other minerals nearby. Just enjoy your stone, especially since with other minerals, it can have additional properties of those minerals.