The Ultimate Guide to Shungite

Hibiscus Moon Crystal Healing, geology, science 159 Comments

Shungite, shungite, shungite!

This stuff came out on the new age stone-lovers scene about 3 years ago & made quite the big splash. I’m not sure why it suddenly became so popular but it’s not usually listed in the older, more popular crystal property books so people are often left wondering & asking me lots & lots of questions about it.

There are numerous web articles out there that make lots of unfounded claims about shungite so I really felt the need to finally get this blog post out there.

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Raw Shungite Stone. By Amrith.de (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

What is it?

Estimated to be about 2 BILLION years old, shungite gets its name from its discovery deposit-site near the Shun’ga village in Karelia, Russia & is more than 98% pure carbon.

Location of Shun'ga village, Karelia, Russia. Credit: Google Maps.

Location of Shun’ga village, Karelia, Russia. Credit: Google Maps.

Most geologists now agree that the shungite deposit was created by layers & layers of ancient organic remains, however some claim that it came from a carbon-rich asteroid strike originating from our Solar System’s own asteroid belt.

Hmmmm, I do like that last scenario.

A LOT.

(OUTER SPACE!)…but there just isn’t enough geologic evidence supporting that claim at this time. 🙁

These are 2 shungite pieces from my crystal grid that surrounds my wifi router.

Then we have a more PURE form of shungite known as Noble Shungite aka Elite shungite (shown in below photo). Note it has more of that silvery sheen to it.

Expect Noble shungite to be more pricey than regular shungite. This is due to its rarity. This type is my preference for putting into my water because it’s more of a pure carbon (anywhere from 70% to 95%), so fewer impurities of any other element thereby getting the energetic job done more efficiently.

Noble Shungite. By MOs810 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

So What’s the Big Deal About Shungite?

There are lots of shungite claims.

Some say it can do EVERYTHING & cure ALL.

I’m not going to blindly jump on that bandwagon b/c, you know, I always like to back up my info w/ science or other evidence. So I’m only going to list out what I’ve been able to find evidence for (doesn’t mean I’m still not researching & trying out other theories).

So, here’s what I’ve got:

1. Water Purifier

FACT: “Shungite is an effective sorbent for removal of organic and inorganic substances, pathogenic bacteria and heavy metals from contaminated water.” ~ as quoted from respected scientific source; Science Direct. In other words, it purifies water & has anti-bacterial properties.

Apparently, Peter the Great first noticed shungite water’s powerful healing & antibacterial properties in the 18th century by testing on himself & his soldiers. Then he set up a spa in Karelia so others could benefit from it as well. Nice guy. 😉

Spas in the area have been taking wise advantage of the area’s healing waters & coming up with such luxuries as trips to natural shungite springs & serving shungite vein tea with local cowberries + wild Karelian honey. Yum! I wanna go.

Pure well-washed shungite (not the un-pure varieties that aren’t mostly carbon) is totally safe to put directly in your water-glass. That’s how I get the most benefit from it (easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy!)

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2. Energy Conductor

FACT: Shungite has a unique property of being able to conduct energy…as I demo for you here in this video:

SHUNGITE: Demonstrating Energy Conduction

3. EMF Shield

Another claim is that shungite can neutralize the negative effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

I’ve done some testing & data collection of my own as well as researched what other reliable sources have come up with  &…sorry to say…there just isn’t anything (yet) to back this up. I’ve experimented with my own electronics & testing devices to see if I’ve noted anything, but I haven’t been able to come up with any data as of yet.

However, carbon is known for having diamagnetic shielding proprieties (basically this just means it reverses magnetic fields & creates an energy shield). I haven’t been able to gather data on this specifically with shungite. Hopefully, some evidence about its ability to do this will be on its way to us soon.

General Shungite Healing Properties

In working with shungite over the last few years & in hearing from our student body in the Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer Course, I’ve compiled a list of general shungite properties:

  • aligned with the Earth Star Chakra and Root Chakra
  • very grounding
  • cleansing
  • purifying
  • protective
  • boosts the immune system
  • improves general overall health & vitality
  • transmutes & shields from negativity

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Fullerenes?

For quite some time Shungite was thought to be the only natural source for fullerenes (carbon nanotubes & spheres with very unique properties) but recent studies have disproved this too. Geez! 

Despite that, it’s still obviously a powerful stone to work with.

BEWARE: “Shungite” used to mean that the rock was 98% pure carbon, but recently sellers have taken to applying the name willy-nilly to any rock that has some shungite included.  Not coolio! So, be sure to ask the seller about the purity of their shungite & if they’re not sure, move on to someone else.

Have you worked w/ shungite?  If you have any shungite info or stories to share, please post in the comments below!

Crystal Blessings,

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  1. Hey, I just noticed that the shungite was the only stone on the table runner. Not sure how that would affect anything, but it is a variable 🙂

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      1. I have a question what would be the signifgance for a shungite to have a small whole in the center of piece plus the place where it connected for a pendant.Plus, I have been using this as a wand to pull out entities.

      1. yes.. I too would like to know the you got the Shungite from. It would be great if you could share the info please. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the great post, I love Shungite! 🙂 I was wondering if you have worked with or looked at anthracite coal? I have a bit of shungite (2 polished lumps and a bracelet), and I noticed that the shungite looked and felt a lot like my anthracite coal specimens I picked up in Pennsylvania coal country some years ago. (It’s very grounding and purifying, very smooth and shiny, and very black). I googled “anthracite coal” and found that it has between 92-98% carbon, so, it’s similar to shungite in it’s composition. In my shungite pieces there are small inclusions of what looks like pyrite. The coal is totally pure looking and very “high-grade” as far as coal is concerned. I feel like shungite and this anthracite have similar properties, but nobody is talking about it! It is under the radar, and I guess it’s not available to the public at large. Coal: not just for burning! Thanks <3

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    2. The fullerene molecule is primarily what makes Shungite unique from other forms of carbon, but there are many other characteristics that separate it. Physically it is similar, chemically it is not.

  3. Your testing proves the former claim of the organic deposits. I think it’s safe to assume asteroids weren’t involved as charcoal has been known as a water purifier for many years.

    1. I disagree and agree, I believe is was gently delivered to earth 3 billions years ago, and probably initiated the terraforming of this planet

      1. Yes because if it’s over 2 billion years old and consist of carbon it can’t be from earth. There wasn’t anything then like forests and wildlife that could create the carbon on the earth. It must have come from space.

  4. I recently purchased a shungite pendant from a reputable shop and wore it 24/7. I was hoping for physical healing; but within a week or two the company I had been working for for four years decided to promote me and give me a hefty raise! They actually created a brand new position for me, and made the raise retroactive to nine months prior, giving me a big bonus check. Not bad for a part-timer! I had been working very hard and stepping up to do more and more in these years, but the timing of this sure makes me wonder, so seemingly out of the blue like that.

  5. How can I tell if my Shungite is the real thing ? The stone I have is lite when you pick it up and is tumbled with a shine . The shop I got it from was very reputable .

    1. My shungite right from the mine is very light,black and shiny. But the “elite,or “noble “shungite is hemitite silver,&very shiny, and even lighter. The noble is a fascinating stone,almost reminding me of the energy of my tibetan t&Libyan tektites, or moldavite, but then again this batch just came straight from the mine in Russia dirt all over them. and the energy especially the pyramids ,whacky.Mine are being soaked in alkaline water, because they had black shungite dust all over them, then they are going in freezer for 3 days to clear, and be retuned ,and blessed, I think may have been traumatized by mass production, so dirty,felt like they were wrapped and packed right there at the mine, in Karelia. I really like them.

      1. Hi Michael,

        Seeing your comment from April 14th, 2016 here and I wondered about putting the shungite in the freezer to clear…..I had heard that they did need to be “cleansed” periodically but, I was not able to find any information about that….I had never thought about putting the stones in the freezer. Thank You

        1. You are correct. Shungite does not need clearing and does not take any negative energy or Electromagnetic Radiation that is absorbs. It negates it in the process.

      2. Hi there .. I would love to buy some directly from the mine because you never know what the stones have been through etc, and the shungite I have, although I haven’t tested it’s conductivity yet, is not producing any bubbles .. people talk about the oxygenation that is visible in bubbles, and I am wondering how effective my stone are, or whether I should consider another source. The mine directly would be great, but don’t know how to go about that .. thanks, Catherine

      3. I have about 5 pieces of what the seller(internet guy from Arizona, (Rob) claims is “noble elite” & it looks exactly like the pictures here on this thread but one broke & it has a large orange center. Does this sound right???

    2. Electro-conductivity test is a sure way to know you have shungite if you cannot confirm through certification, visual comparison or third party analysis. Shungite responds positively and will register ohms.

  6. I drink Shungite infused water daily and also carry a piece round with me constantly. I have the Elite/Nobel Shungite, which has higher carbon and Fullerene content than the black, but is more expensive as it only accounts for a small percentage of all Shungite mined.

    Shungite truly is an amazing stone!

      1. I’ve been drinking shungite water for just about a year now. To me, it tastes better than any other water I’ve had and my skin is much better then before.
        As for plants, I recently rooted two avocado seeds. One with shungite water and the other with tap water. The one with shungite water is a MUCH taller new plant with a thicker and longer tap root. Where the other is meager in size, yet still healthy and growing. Also to note, I have two bowls of water in my kitchen for our four cats and two dogs. One is filtered water and the other a smaller bowl of shungite water. They ALL drink the shungite water over the filtered water! I am constantly refilling their shungite water 🙂 It’s interesting for me to note that plants and animals are naturally and instinctivley drawn to the shungite water over any other when presented the option.
        Thanks for letting me share, hope it helps.

  7. I’ve just read through your info on Shungite again and I was disappointed to read that you had no positive results when testing it for EMF protection, as this was ‘one’ of the main reasons that I really like having Shungite around. 🙁

    Have you ever heard of the Shungite book: http://www.amazon.com/Shungite-Protection-Detoxification-Regina-Martino/dp/1620552604

    In this book, which I have, the author lists many studies she has carried out on the EMF protective properties of Shungite and I have also heard of many other studies saying the same thing. Though it’s not too easy to research the findings on the internet and find any conclusive proof, especially as many of these studies have been carried out in Russia.

    1. Hi, thanks for the informative (as always) post. In my country Shungite is mainly advertised as protection from electromagnetic radiation and made into pyramids. I used to feel very unpleasant after sitting in front of the computer monitor for a longer time, but that was back in the days when they werent flat. It felt like it poluted my upper body and face. And when I bought the Shungite pyramid and put it between me ant the monitor ccorrectly alignet by the compass the icky fealing lessened. Right now that Shungite pyramid lives by my husbands computer and I have an amethyst druse and labradorite obelisc, but I still value Shungite and cary a thumbled stone of it in my pocked when I need cleansing. And I am not shure why, but intuitively I always combine it with peridot and carry them together. Any ideas how they mix and work together?

    2. Hello I have a 3-Axis Trifield meter, At close proxity is blocks levels as high as 20.xxx w/cm2 to – 0.000 , but the field still passed through any holes of area which the shungite is not directly or within 1-6 inches from inverse square, and completely enclosure of shungite should read 000000 this is up to 3.7 GHz, I would assume maybe gamma and near gamma would penetrate, but with the spin reversal (MAGIC) I think It would greatly attenuate the biological effects, purity of 50-70 % was what I tried, .25 micron which IS NOT NANO!!!!, but very fine, Do you think the copper nickel or other heavy metals would be safe to make shungite water, i was told by expert 250g, in 3 liters is perfectly safe to ingest at that purity? Any thoughts. I also tested ELITE 98% for emf shield and it was approximately the same level of reduction. 00000000 depending or how close i could get tthe stones they were 3cm average. ANY one know how to create NANO POWER FROM ELITE ROYAL STONES?

    3. Actually – You can trust the findings MORE because they have been conducted in Russia. Russian scientists are still very ethical and are not bought and sold for $$$ as American scientists are. Spoken from experience.

  8. Hi Everyone,
    I find Shungite a great stone to work with, I have a bracelet with many beads in my car, I have a ring in my handbag, a piece that I put on my body where ever I feel the need to have it. I find it an uplifting stone and fun to be around. The piece I have as a necklace is always commented on when I wear it. I do sense that it does cut down on the negative effective of electromagnetic fields. I chattered with a friend who had an electrical transformer station positioned directly across the road from her house. Her sons bedroom was closest to this activity, he was having trouble sleeping and relaxing in his room, his mood was aggressive and angry all the time. I told her about Shungite, she purchased some small pieces and a large pyramid, everyone’s mood settled and her son relaxed and the aggression he displayed reduced considerably within one week of the stones being there. I will always have Shungite around me no matter what is going on in my life, travel with it etc. Thank you for reading trying it for yourself Cheers Keran

        1. Thats why you put in inside your body, your cells actively uptake and deposit it like a nutrient in the places that need it most, Its basically Vitamin C1, and it also pulls Hydride into the body (correct my if i am wrong please)

  9. I’ve noticed a big difference when I add it to my water. I’m not a big fan of drinking plain water but when I added a piece of shungite I can drink it all day. My husband says that it makes the water taste terrible. To each his own

  10. ive been working with Shungite for over a year now. I drink the water every day, I had a bruise on my hand and the next day it was gone. My understanding is that SHUNGITE helps to repair the molecular structure of damaged cells in the body, a friend of mine runs a fox rescue and one of the little guys had a tumor in his stomach, she began to feed him the shungite water, that was six weeks ago and as of last week. An X-ray taken showed there is no longer a tumor in his stomach. I understand that shungite is very good for plants as well. I do believe there is a lot to be said about shungite and there is more research being done that will show this is one amazing crystal.

  11. Hi all!Last year I had purchased several pieces of shungite after reading some very interesting claims concerning its benefits.The next day I stubbed and broke one of my toes,ouch!While sitting later that night and watching all of the pretty colors starting to appear I suddenly remembered the shungite.Being a massage therapist ,I decided to lightly rub the affected area with the polished stone.Well,after about five minutes or so I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.The color of the toe started to lighten right before my eyes!Then after I stopped the toe started to itch a bit like when a boo boo is healing.Crazy right!?About 20 minutes later I treated the area again and by the next morning most of the swelling had gone down and the bruising and pain was about 80 percent better. Yay!

  12. I’m a bit of a scientist do I usually need all the facts… but when I was first introduced to Shingite it was an intuitive gut thing that had me get some to treat my water then get one to hang from my neck and I also have one raw rock sitting on one of my window sills… but now I heard about what’s possible with a pyramid I’m going to get one of those – I have a cancer pole outside one of my windows I’ve been working on treatment of…

    I have been drinking Shungite water for about 4-5 months now and what I notice is how clear the water is in comparison to what comes out of my tap. I originally I got it to help me filter out an iron problem in the city’s water supply. I find I don’t want to drink other people’s water because I don’t trust their water… to me it has a great taste and the Shungite does a great job.

    I also wear a Shungite rock around my neck. I noticed by putting it on I went through a wicked and tough transformation (personal life cleanse) that took 3 months to get through. I’m not willing to do again so I don’t take the rock off my person!

  13. Hey I’ve been using harmonizing rods for some time now, and incredible !!!!! The energy wave felt during meditation is a very calming blanket of cosmic wow , transmuting and reenergizing the body and aura. Another great meditation is a body layout with pyramids over the major chakras. If you can get your hands on some shungite you won’t be disappointed.

  14. I ordered a piece of tumbled Shungite a few months ago and I worked with it when I was sick and had a bad headache. I was rubbing it on my temple and fell asleep holding it there. When I woke up, I felt great but I had black stuff all over my temple. Is this normal? It seemed odd since they make jewelry out of it. I wonder if it’s not real. Also, in searching the internet for info before I purchased it, I came across something saying to use with caution and keep it in a display cabinet due to it containing asbestos. I became concerned and put it away but I would like to know if this is true or not.

    1. Carbon soot deposits on shungite are natural and common. If they are present this indicates that the sender did not adequately wash the stone, in whatever form it came. This may or may not be intentional. But if you have a trustworthy source either confirmed from Karelia, or tested for authentic electro-conductivity, then the black residue is no issue. I know some people that eat it 😉

      1. I’ve only recently found out about the qualities of Shungite from a friend who wears it as a form of protection against EMF’s. My motivation to use it was for its purification properties of water. I brought 500g and it arrived in a boxed bag. The clear bag looked very sooty. I cleaned under running water for 10 minutes as requested and it turned the water black. I used this water for plants. I split the 500g between 4 x 2 liter glass jars and filled with water. After 2 days I began to drink the contents. Throughout the day I noticed the water had a darkened black hue to it with tiny particles throughout. The water does have a carbon taste to it but I have noticed my energy levels have increased a lot. However I am slightly concerned about the very small particles purely due to my lack of knowledge and understanding in this area. I’m hoping someone may be able to help shine some light on it. Ie: is it just a low quality stone I’ve got?

  15. Thanks for sharing!! I recently purchases a shungite sphere the size of a bowling ball! I am going through a deep healing and wanted to have the purifying quality to cleanse my room energy/air, and when I’m sick i’ll snuggle up with it in bed. It has a very light and uplifting energy to me. When I asked it if it would be able to assist in my healing it gave me a big WHOOSH of energy through my body! So I took her home! And I always put tumblies in my water filter, and water bottles. The water tastes incredible! Even though its a mohs of 4 (some said online), I find it amazing. I wear an amulet around my heart as well, paired with a Yeh Ming Ju 🙂 just love them!

  16. Do you cleanse your shungite once you have used it to purify the water for a while? How do you clear shungite?

    Thanks. I just got 2 very pure pieces from a friend and also would like to clear very well before using it for purification!

    Thank you! -Kerry

    1. Hi Kerry,

      According to the book on Shungite, which I mentioned above, you do not have to cleanse Shungite as it does not hold a negative charge. But it is advised to leave it out in sunlight for a few hours every few months to recharge, just like with other crystals. 🙂

    2. Sunlight is used to kill off accumulated contaminants from repeated purification of water. As for negative energy or clearing of the stone, it never needs this. It does not take any EMF radiation onto itself.

      1. I leave my shungit and all other stones outside in the woods every month during the full moon for 2-3 days, so It can take in the wind, sun, moon and earth energy. From the ground, earth is giving negative electrons to the stones, when consumed they will ”buddy up” with all the positive electrons in our body-free radicals, what are cousing our body to age faster. This is just helping shungite to influence our body more positively.
        And when i asked from my pendulum, it said that shungit is neutralising EMF.
        I feel my body needs it, I only want to drink shungite water. I also but all the other liquids in the shungit what i want to consume, like tea or store bought juice, and it is changing the flavor of the drinks, I usually consume them on the same day, once I left Vitamineral water(popular in EU stores) in the shungit for 1,5 days and it tasted horrible, like i tasted all the chemicals from the plastic bottle and bad quality vitamins in the water after shungit neutralised ”taste better ” flavorings in the drink.

  17. Hi. I have been drinking Shungite water since over a year. A week ago I noticed red specks on the tumbled stone. I asked around and this is the chemical compound of the stone. I was also told that the tumbled should not be used for purifying water. The raw form was better. I do have small chips, but I find that when I hold it, it leaves black powder on my fingers. Would it be safe to put that in water?
    Chemical compound of shungit is:
    Carbon – 20 – 95 %,
    Silicon – 5 – 60,
    Aluminium – up to 4 %,
    Iron of-3,5 %,
    Magnesium – up to 3,5 %,
    Kaliy – up to 12 %,
    Sulfur – up to 1,2 %,
    Calcium up to 0,58 %,
    Phosphorus – up to 0,34 %, and many other macroelements and microelements.

    Now, since it does contain Iron…….although not much, it could have pockets that would look rust like or red……

    1. Thank you for sharing this. I also have the same concerns. I have been using a Tumbled Stone Shungite ~ where I have placed on my Water container, to drink. I have noticed recently, that there is this ‘rust’ color coming out from the Shungite Tumbled stone ~ which is a concern. I also recently bought some ‘Elite Noble Shungite’ stone, which I placed on the water, to drink, and then found a few stones have some ‘rust color’ in it. I don’t know whether this is safe or not, but somehow my intuitive guidance is telling me, to remain ‘positive’ and stay within my High Vibrational Energy. Anyhow, just want to share this. Thank you!!!

    2. Shungite does contain iron, as well as various other silicates within the stone. These are benign minerals and elements and are in fact essential to health. The longer the shungite sits in the water, the more the taste is affected, and will also reduce the pH through the reaction. General recommendations are 72 hours at most resting of the stones. It is non toxic, there has never been any reported medical concerns resulting from drinking shungite water. Just be sure your source of shungite is in fact legitimate. One of the ways to confirm this is to know if its from Zazhoginsky deposits, or run an electro-conductivity test (shungite responds positively and will register ohms). It is considered a therapeutic water and not meant for daily or regular consumption.

      1. Hello there. I am wanting protection for my father during a heart ultrasound xray coming up. He has had so much radiation from xrays I don’t want him to have anymore exposure or at least be protected from what he must have. Have some small unpolished pieces for water purfication. If he holds these in his had is that protective enough? They don’t let you wear jewellery. Thanks Dijana

  18. Love this! I use Shungite in crystal grids for cancer and other serious illnesses. I also use a shungite pendulum in sessions with clients and spin in through the auric field to cleanse the field. I also use it in layouts on the root. Thanks for covering it, HM! You are the best.

  19. GREAT timeous article, thanks! I bought a small shungite polished stone last year with the tag attached saying “Brings a variety of good blessings” haha….but it WAS the stone that attracted me not the tag!! I had the urge to buy more this past week and my new one arrived yesterday….a raw piece shaped in a square crystal…naturally growing out of similar rough matrix. I read somewhere that it forms blocky square crystals….is that so? X Thanks

  20. Hi I bought some shungite thinking it was the real stuff paid 35 for a bracelet which came to find out was the not so good one an told by a crystal healer that i should not wear it often because it could make you sicker? what do you think she said they call it the shungit with out the e which i only found one place on the interent that backed up what she had said. any info would be great thanks.

  21. Hi! I was wondering, if shungite purifies water does that mean it’ll also remove the fluoride that’s added to our drinking water? Thanks so much! ❤️Love your website !

    1. YES, SHUNGITE DOES REMOVE AND RENDER INERT ALL FORMS OF FLUORIDE, HOWEVER BEING SUCH AN ELECTRONEGATIVE POISON IT DOES EVENTUALLY DESTROY THE ALL MIGHTY SHUNGITE, MY ADVISE IS USE AND ALUMINUM OXIDE FILTER< THEN CARBON GRAVITY TO REMOVE ANY POSSIBLE ALUMINUM EVEN AS OXIDE IS VERY SAFE, STILL SOME RISK, THEN YOU CAN SHUNGITE IN THE SUNLIGHT< NO BETTER WATER IN THE WORLD, I ALWAYS START WITH DEEP NATURAL WATER SOURCES THOUGH

  22. I have been using shungite to further purify my filtered drinking water for some time. It tastes so much fresher…coming from a place of heavy minerals in all water…and I enjoy drinking water even more. This year in Tucson, I sought out more to have around. This seems to be my go-to stone right now.

    Synchronicity Alert!
    I read this email last night before getting ready for bed. My cat, Faith, will always request a drink of water as I am brushing my teeth. I just happened to have my glass of Wonderful Water sitting next to the one she uses (filled with plain ol’ tap water). She discriminatingly went back and forth between the glasses until choosing…the Shungite!
    I love it when we are on the same page!
    Crystal Blessings, HM! <3

  23. I discovered shungite for the first this April, drawn by a huge energy it exuded to me. I started to buy a bracelet of it, but then brought home a necklace of heavy polished chunks – guess I really felt the need for some protection or cleansing! I wore it for 24 hours straight the first day, with powerful effect (nausea, dizziness, frequent bathroom visits), then couldn’t stand to wear it any longer. I’ve only worn it for short periods of time around home since. I mostly just keep it where I can see it and remember to work with it a little each day. Sometimes I pick up on something of a dark energy from it that spooks me – I wonder what that is; other times it has a very grounding, healing and balancing effect on me. Definitely an interesting stone.

    1. Hi Christina, I wonder if the dark energy you are picking up is, in fact, your own energy that the crystal is releasing from you. Maybe the cleansing/clearing you are going through when near it. Especially if you haven’t been feeling well. Your necklace sounds amazing.

    2. My take is ;though some claim it doesn’t need to be cleansed because it cannot hold a negative charge,I just unwrapped a box of it fr Russia,pyramids,and loose noble type for the electronics in our wellness center,they had black soot all over them, and placing the 1st unwrapped one, in from of my office managers computer, totally spaced her out ,and made her joints hurt.Shes arthritic anyway, but this made it flare. If it is a cleansing/pulling stone, Im letting them soak in alkaline water, and then into the freezer for 3 days,there after, the sun charging method,when needed. but new out of country stones, especially for purification ,for me anyway, have been working w stone 30+ yrs. I muscle test for preferred cleansing for diff stones, most go to the freezer 3 days at least.Come out with a clear,sparkly vibe, then blessed,etc.

    3. Hi, I asked my Reiki and other techniques master about shungit and I was told to be cautious, because as it is said “it reverses magnetic fields & creates an energy shield”, it may reverse your correct rotation of Merkaba and change it to self-consuming and destructive. It probably may have a positive effect down the lake for cleaning water, but it may also affect you more than desired. Some more sensitive people may really feel a very strong energy (not pleasant) and not be able to work with it intuitively.

      1. When I received my piece in a pendant I could not wear it right away – actually had to break into it slowly. Wear it a little bit each day. But I am up to wearing it 24/7 now. I just want to verify it’s authenticity as my pendant became “scratched” by my granddaughter teething on it. I thought it was harder than that.

  24. Shugnite has the ability to absorb substances from the environment. It got radio-shielded properties. It protects people from electromagnetic radiation and increases the immune system.

  25. In my own experience, shungite is extremely good at channeling negative energy. Had a very unpleasant introduction to the stone- along with my best friend, the one who introduced me to all of this. A gifted medium herself. The stone can be used to cast curses, and I suspect that’s why people think it protects from negativity- it absorbs it fantastically, but it also turns it back around. The stone I encountered, and later bought and purified, had absorbed a great deal of negative energy, of various types. It was charged with a highly chaotic energy when I found it.

    So there is something to those who have noticed a dark energy from it. it can be used to draw out deeply repressed negative energy though- so it’s extremely beneficial in that way, and I have no doubt that it would be excellent at healing diseases. It gets the deep stuff out where you can be aware of it and cleanse it. I have a shungite pyramid, and I’ve used it to cleanse my chakras- it’s drawn so much negative energy out that it’s gotten pretty hot!

    I also feel like it’s drawn to people who are going through major life transitions or need to. It likes to strip away all that is fake- drawing the negativity to the surface where you HAVE to deal with it. It will get you where you can be authentic very quickly.

    And I feel like it will also help people with death- help them die, that is. don’t just give it to someone dying unless it’s their time and it’s difficult for them to deal with. Otherwise, use it to draw out their negative energy and get it away from them.

    And it is very grounding if you have placed it on the ground and stand over it or something.

    Finally… never be overconfident with shungite. If your not careful, it can and will bite you in the butt.

    I also feel like the stone is extremely intelligent, and the shungite is either part of a bigger plan, or it has a plan of it’s own. Something to watch out for, to be sure.

    Still, it’s a fantastic friend to keep around when you take the time to understand it!

    1. Steven, this is a very interesting perspective. I have a shungite that has turned. I have tried using different methods of cleansing including Reiki, but to no avail. Strangely enough it seems to have happened since I have been drinking shungite elixir or perhaps that is coincidence I’m not sure.
      As it happens, I wear this crystal every day and have been for about 2 years. I believe it has absorbed a lot of energy not just from me, but from my environment and maybe the elixir has sped things up a bit.
      I am going to bury this crystal and perhaps invest in another. I would be interested to know your opinion. 🙂

  26. Awesome Blog!! Anyone know of a good source to get real Shungite that is 98% carbon so I can put it in my water?

    1. Hello, not sure if you found a source to buy shungite but I have been stocking up on shungite for a couple of years now I buy it in bulk from Russia. The shipping is expensive. I am not a store but I sell at farmers markets sometime. I have some Elite shungite that can be used for drinking water and I have lots of custom jewelry that I made. If you are interested you can buy from me, I sell at decent prices. I also test all shungite to make sure that it is genuine. I can video my tests and show you.

  27. Hibiscus Moon,

    Awesome and excellent write up on Shungite! One of the best I have read! You pretty much covered all the bases on this magical miracle from Russia. A big shout out and thank you for the warning on being sure to ask the seller about the purity of their shungite and if they’re not sure, move on to someone else. We are a Shungite online store (www.cosmicreality.net) and a Non Profit Organization (Cosmic Reality Shungite Inc) out of South Florida educating the masses on the ignorance surrounding the dangers of EMF/WiFi radiation on your health. We have invented products to combat the problem and we only sell REAL and RAW Shungite straight from the Zazhoginsky deposits in the Russian Republic of Karelia near the eastern border of Finland. It is our sacred mission to get “Shungite to the Masses!” as we believe everyone needs Shungite 🙂 Much love and gratitude to you and all of your crystal hotties <3 Rock on!

    In Love, Light & Shungite,

    Stephanie Shungite 🙂

  28. I was gifted with a tumbled shungite. Was recommended to drink shungite chatged watet to heal my body post a galll bladder removal surgery. And lo mybody readily accepted it n help me to recover fastest. I had it for nearly 6 months.

  29. I love the idea of using a shungite on a pendulum to clear an aura field. Where did you find such a pendulum?

    Be Blessed,

    Dreama Cook

  30. My dad had gotten a necklace and worn it each day. He noticed that it was taking away the pain hes had for years in his knees. It’s a wonderful stone I have lots of it! Works many wonders. We had purchased ours from a Russian Shungite dealer at a Gem show. It was highly recommended by many ppl at our hotel. So we decided to grab up some. Now we love it!

  31. I recently spilt hot grease over my hand and instantly could feel the heat coming up thru my skin. I was fortunate enough to have just received my shungite bracelet so I immediately grabbed my redmunds clay got it all over my hand, then wrapped the hand in guaze and submerged it in a basin of room temperature water with my shungite bracelet sitting in it. After several hours of having my hand in and out of the water I finally unwrapped it and the pain was dialed back to a 3 from a 10 the heat was not rising thru the skin and the puffy bumps were completely flat and just soft pink color. I continued to wrap and soak it the next day and by the 3rd day you couldn’t even tell that I burnt my hand. It was a true miracle.

  32. I have been using shungite for a few years , and found that it does need to be cleared, and putting it on selenite like overnight takes care of it.

  33. I love this stone. I find it difficult to find a “nice” grounding stone. I have found this stone to work best for me. I also keep it on my water. This was an excellent article thank you for you knowledge. ❤️

  34. I bought my Shungite from Amazon. Great prices. I got my moon piece there and a pound of it for water purification.

  35. I just got my first piece of Shungite a few weeks ago and have just started working with it in the last few days. It is about the size of a large marble and happens to be round and marble shaped, too. I have noticed that it is very grounded, especially for an airheaded Sagittarian like myself, and also that it has a very powerful buzz of crystal energy in my hand when I close my whole hand over it in my fist. I have a special position I use to do this to make sure I’m not just sensing my own pulse. But yep, this stone definitely has a lot of kinesthetic and palpable energy you can feel! I love it and am happy to add it to my crystal collection. I will be getting some larger pieces, soon, too, as I usually buy these smaller tumbled pieces of stones so that I can first, “test them out,” before spending my money on a large specimen. I give it a B+/A- in my opinion <3

    1. It’s appears as a liquid as all molecules are moving randomly within the SOLID specimen, this has been confirmed by xray fluorescence and other methods, I think the constant interactions carbon-carbon and the structure may make it appear this way, but its not amorphous like glass to my knowledge, this is from an EXPERT source, also A TOTAL VACUUM EXISTS WITHIN THE FULLERENE (cage, there is depate on this) and TOTAL Vacuum was determined be impossible by physicists, also if the Fullerene is created in the presence of HELIUM one atom of He will be trapped inside the molecule, I woule like to see a Hydrogen version of this but no sure if the atomic radius would fit maybe in c-70 vs c-60, There is so MUCH TO LEARN AND KNOW ABOUT CHEMISTRY SCIENCE PHYSICS AND ELECTROMAGNETICS, ITS A SUPERCONDUTER AT PRETTY HIGH TEMPS, THIS COULD BE BE ENHANCED, For example graphene was made into a form thats HYPERCONDUCTIVE, basically they said the size of a speaker wire could power an entire city of several million people ???? they previously thought that silver was the best conductor, gold best unoxidizable, I wonder about electrum, anyway, C-60 Inhibit the enzyme the man made H I V uses to replicate spread that knowloedge please, soon SHUNGITE will declared bad and become tainted, fake or limited , mark my words, stock up now, it goes directly against they xontrollers, I KNOW THIS AS FACT.

  36. Hi
    I have been using shungite in my drinking water for just over 3 weeks now, I heard it was an amazing stone and went and bought two to put in my water jugs and one pyramid one to use next to my computer.
    I have to tell you that this week I have become very tired and lacking in energy so much I have had to take afternoon naps, then go on to sleep 10 hours during the night, something I have never done in my life. I use the shungite water for cooking and for making my tea with, I even wear the stones in my ear-rings.
    I have recently come across a report that shungite is radioactive and I am now left wondering if this is the reason I have become so exhausted after using shungite for a period of 3 weeks.
    Perhaps it is indeed a stone that is good for some and bad for others, in my case it stole my energy and left me completely lethargic, I wonder if anyone else has had similar experience,I would be interested to know before I give up with this stone.
    Here is the report ..

    SCAM AND DANGER, the “miracle” stone: the Shungite

          151 Votes

    For over 2 years now, when the first press release on the BIOCONTACT newspaper, I get many, many requests on this rock which boasts all conceivable benefits:
    THE SHUNGITE
    Reading this article was not really convinced me. Including references “historical” about the use of this stone. I was surprised that more than thirty years of professional experience in the field of mineral and crystal healing, this information has not been known in professional circles. I did not think at the time that the recovery in cascade by a number of media of the same article, not tested by journalists, would trigger to such an extent the public’s enthusiasm.
    Seeing the demand for this stone increase over the months, I decided, in February 2011, to procure various products Shungite (raw, balls).
    Upon arrival, I felt no particular action. I was surprised because usually the first contact with a new stone I decodes the first levels of action, both physiologically and energetically. I felt even mild discomfort that I could not define.
    I was testing the main indication for this stone, namely the neutralization of electro-magnetism. I realized, despite several tests on weights and different pieces, that these samples did not allow to achieve any tangible results for the neutralization or even lower electromagnetic load screens or WIFI.
    Assuming that when I do not “understand” not a stone, I need time to “tame,” I was asking, as I usually do, on my desk to impregnate me. This lot remained several months on my desk.
    Noting also many anomalies reported by customers on health fairs where we present our stones, I decided to send these samples to two friends geobiologists / famous dowsers, asking them to give me their opinion. The feedback was extremely fast. The clear frequency by these samples were 666. The products were radioactive, carrying energy from Chernobyl.

    Meanwhile, I had seen some health imbalances among users Shungite carrying pendants or drinking the water in which they soaked the Shungite, including serious thyroid disorders.
    Questioning one of my friends, competent litjothérapeute selling Shungite and surprising me it distributes such a product, whereas I had seen these problems, he confirmed that he had to test each batch entering and some were indeed radioactive.
    I then understood the unease that I could feel in contact with these stones, indefinable malaise for me because I had never been in contact with radioactive material.
    It took a while to decide to publish this information. For several months, we inform widely the public and professionals about the danger of this stone. But before the huge upsurge in the Shungite development that uses a patently the credulity of the public (books have even been published), it seemed important to share what I had seen. Clearly these lines that I undertake, within samples that I had on hand (all gone to the recycling center since). I noticed that some products were not radioactive.
    However, in a country where we also vigorously stirred the “precautionary principle”, I can only advise my readers and clients to abstain from the purchase.
    In the case of the acquisition of a stone to neutralize screens or wireless, the good old Black Tourmaline demonstrates its effectiveness for decades. It is the stone to be recommended.
     Thank you distribute this product in more to limit this serious public health problem.

    1. I immediately checked all samples from every vendor for Alpha, Beta and Gamma Raditation, and found absolutely nothing above background. THIS IS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO DESTROY THE NAME OF SHUNGITE AND THE HEALTH OF HUMANITY, THEY KNOW IT REMOVES THE ABILITY TO MANIPULATE PEOPLE WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC SYSTEMS, THEY KNOW IT REMOVES GLYPHOSATE THE MOST DEADLY PRODUCT KILLING MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER THING IN THE WORLD INCLUDING WAR< THEY ARE USING IT TO MAKE LAND INFERTILE TO CAUSE DROUGHT TO INDUCE WAR, WELL TIMES ARE CHANGING< GOOD MUST OVERCOME EVIL

  37. According to this site which sells Elite and regular Shungite, when water is filtered or infused with Shungite the pH of the water is lowered to acidic. They recommend drinking Shungite water ONLY for therapeutic purposes and not on a regular basis. Our body is more disease resistant in an alkaline state. http://shungit-store.com/health.html
    Also, Elite Shungite makes up only about 1% of the shungite and because it is brittle is almost always found in the raw form. It’s too brittle to be tumbled or ground into shapes. I think this makes it easier to know what is being sold.

    1. Just received my box of pyramids, and nobile shungite stones. They threw in 4 for the price of 3,(pyramids) and 7 free shungite gifts, pendant, sphere and holder, extra pyramids, no S&H, no tax, there was a ‘march’ special,for this order. but they run diff ones,all the time got to me in 10 days, instead of the projected 3 weeks, a dream to deal with. But after reading the above scary warning on radioactivity, and seeing my colleague at work, space out ,and joints hurting,right after holding(she’s very sensitive to energy) Im hoping it just needs a serious cleansing.Guess I need device counter to detect radioactivity.Ill report back, later.

    2. Yes this is very true. Shungite water prepared from either of the viable grades (1 or 2) elite or black regular, should be viewed only as a therapeutic tonic, and know the fullerene molecules bestowed are long lasting and acting. Acidic pH of the person can definitely result, and this is in fact the only major “side effect” of shungite applications. Other than this, it is entirely non toxic, and never needs cleansing for the purpose of EMF or Radiation shielding. Due to the rarity of Elite shungite, I reserve it only for sick patients.

  38. I recently bought some claimed authentic Russian Shungite bracelets off of etsy. And now there are constantly black marks around my wrists. Is this the carbon rubbing off ? Or did I get ripped off?

    1. Natural carbon soot is common with shungite products, whether raw, polished, unpolished or shaped and manipulated. It depends on the creator and if they washed it, and how thoroughly they did.

  39. I just recently bought a Shungite stone necklace with a rose quartz in the middle if it. When I put it on and wear it for maybe a half hour, I have body heat like a hot flash. When I take it off it goes away. I have looked on the internet to see if anybody else has had this experience and why this would be happening to me but have found nothing. My husband can feel the energy but no body heat. Any ideas why this may be happening? I love the necklace and would very much like to wear it but it’s too powerful and uncomfortable. Also, do you think I may get use to it in time without all the heat? Any ideas? Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi Shirley. You are experiencing something very familiar to me. Whenever I venture into any stone or crystal place, I endure the same intense heat, and have to remove clothing layers. I will often sweat profusely. Fear not, in time you may become used to it, but you are simply very SENSITIVE to the grandfathers. Grandfathers are what indigenous circles refer to as stones, ancient, wise, and patient. While it is true anyone is capable of feeling energy from grandfathers, or any living being in general, not everyone is sensitive enough to experience the energetic heat transfer. You could be responding quite deeply to the healing qualities of shungite and the loving care of the rose quartz. Know that you have a special connection and intuition with them, spend time listening and learning from them, and embrace your journey! 🙂 <3

    2. I can relate to this the first time I used a shungite/soapstone harmonizer. I held a shugnite rod in my left hand and a soapstone rod in my right hand for 30 minutes while lying down in bed. After around 20 minutes the area from my stomach to my upper thighs felt warm and pleasant and energized. But I didn’t feel hot nor did I sweat.

    3. Shirley – your comment is very interesting to me as not only do I feel heat if I wear my new shungite pendant, but heart starts palpitating and flip flopping. I have to take it off and keep it a distance away from me in order to avoid having these physiological responses to the stone. Now, after reading through the comments here, I am wondering about the radioactivity issue. I think valid studies are needed on this stone.

      1. You know, I have started playing around with both “Elite” and standard shungite within the last couple of months or so. I used to do lapidary work so I tried cutting and polishing both these materials as well ad using them in water and wearing pieces of them….
        I get absolutely NOTHING, other than the water does taste somewhat better. I have a great deal of trouble with these claims of shungite causing all these strange feelings and sensations. After all, this stuff is just a rock. Is all this stuff put here just to sell shungite or what??

        1. My experience with working with subtle healing energies from different sources for over 40 years is that people vary according to their ability to sense subtle energies. For example, I am the type that hardly ever feels subtle energy from my energy tools. Yet my wife is so sensitive that when I am doing qigong somewhere else in the house, she knows when I am doing it because she can feel the energy. I am currently awaiting my Shungite Rods from Russia as I want to compare them to the energy that I used to feel from my Egyptian Healing Rods that also come from Russia.

  40. This stone has somthing that is just safe. Not sure how or what that means to you. First word that comes up while I hold my stone. Safe..

    1. It is very common reception for the stone, to feel calm, safe, comfort. I have seen it and heard it hundreds of times. It’s so great and humbling.

    1. Forgot to mention thatI have been using shungite, and, drinking shungite water 6 years and since drinking the water have never had a cold; prior to I was always susceptible to and getting colds. To me this stone does live up to it’s miraculous healing reputation.

  41. in moments of desperation with pain in the body caused by energy shifts and upgrades, I have experimented with Shungite – directly on the painfull body areas…. effect: fantastic, very strong vibration, feeling like a radiation, radiating the pain away…. something of a pain relief, for some specific pains, that nothing else (no other crystal I have or powerful energy work) could help with!!!! very very appreciative of and grateful to Shungite for that and an amazing healer/pain dissolver. to me it kind of validates the notion of EMF shielding as Shungite seems to radiate something quite unusual, very powerful and beneficial 🙂 love it 🙂

  42. Elite shungite is preferable but regular shungite will absolutely do, especially if it comes with certification cards. I have a guy in Russia that’s great. You can purchase shungite paint too. I prefer the crescent moon pendant but usually opt for the rectangular one for energy purposes (keeps yours in and balanced). They’re great to have by electronics. I have bathed in it (the powder) but honestly I prefer activated charcoal baths. The cylinders are fantastic. It’s wonderful all around. Nummitte is up there with awesomeness too!

    1. Hi .. can you tell me your source? Who is this guy? .. as I’m looking at some alternative sourcing of the Noble Elite. In all of the comments I’ve read thus far, no one has mentioned what I was told was the case, and that is that the shungite that is able to be carved, ie the lower grade that’s made into jewellery, has an active life of only 4-6 months, and in that instance, you would wonder how long the remainder of the life of those stones would be after waiting to be made into pyramids and jewellery, etc. It’s the Noble Elite, that can’t be carved, because it’s brittle like glass, that lasts forever, and just needs cleansing in the sun or other methods, every few months. I was also told that soaking it in baking soda water works well, and I do that. A caution with the Noble Elite water .. I use a very fine sieve (it cost me $50 unfortunately) to drain out the NE shungite water because there are sometimes very fine, tiny glass like fragments .. I am wondering why these important points haven’t been mentioned, although who knows if my information is correct … I would love to get some carved items, because I love to make jewellery, but thus far I have made some earrings, carefully glueing a jumpring to the back of some smallish NE stones. I would really like to establish a source to buy as much as I can get on a regular basis so I can make larger amounts of the water and protect spaces from EMF, etc .. thanks, Catherine

  43. I bought my shungite straight from russia . And i live in new zealand .shungite is powerful and only found in russia

    1. Can you tell me your source that’s straight from Russia please? I’m wanting to buy as much as I can on a regular basis .. just the Noble Elite though .. thanks, Catherine

  44. I have been making my own shungite water for a few days now and I cannot find what the ratios are to making it proper and i also cannot locate what is an ample amount of this water to drink daily to get the healing effects. I believe in it wholeheartily just need more direction on what I am doing in quantites. thank you

    1. 100 grams per 1 liter of water is the general recommendation. 72 hours preparation at most. Beyond this, the acidic pH of the water can become quite substantial and the taste of the water adversely affected. 1-2 cups daily is ok, but not needed. Many people choose to drink shungite water every day for months or years. That is not needed either. Consider it a therapeutic tonic. Drink it more when you feel sick or imbalanced. Other than this, the fullerene molecules are known to be present in the water and in the human body for many months beyond initial dosage. This means to receive the true value of the Shungite water, only 1 initial cup is really needed, and additional cups are up to the discretion of the individual. Please look for S4H on Social Media to learn more!

  45. My shungite water is made with distilled water from a Waterwise 8800 distiller and the ph reads at 7.0, exactly neutral. It is an expensive soil ph meter that I use on my plants. I hope that helps. I have 6 stones around 1 5 cm in size in a gallon of water and I let the first set for around 72 hours. As I use water, I add more distilled water and stir water. At this point I use around a cup a day in lemon juice over the day along with mostly distilled water. The water is in a glass flower vase with an open top so it can oxygenate as advised on the site where I bought it. I don’t cover the top of the glass container and it is under the wall cabinets to minimize dust. I have an air filter in the house itself and the house is somewhat self contained for air exposure. I don’t leave the windows open. I have AC.

    1. Hi Susan .. I distill water too .. I have given up using a $4,000 alkalizing/purifying water machine because of controversy. I run the distilled water through a water structuring funnel (Natural Action Technologies). My question is .. do you see bubbles in your shungite water? I believe that this is a sign of the oxygenation, and I don’t see any in my distilled water .. I’m wondering if it’s the stones, the distillation .. maybe the structuring funnel, that’s causing an anomaly? .. I’m also pretty sold on the idea of distilled water .. all of the crap out .. and then I add minerals, some tinctures on occasion, a little Rev-A stevia, and silver … and it looks like I’m drinking wine. How do you like the Waterwise 8800? Would you switch it if it was viable to do so? .. thanks, Catherine PS some additional info .. In all of the comments I’ve read thus far, no one has mentioned what I was told was the case, and that is that the shungite that is able to be carved, ie the lower grade that’s made into jewellery, has an active life of only 4-6 months, and in that instance, you would wonder how long the remainder of the life of those stones would be after waiting to be made into pyramids and jewellery, etc. It’s the Noble Elite, that can’t be carved, because it’s brittle like glass, that lasts forever, and just needs cleansing in the sun or other methods, every few months. I was also told that soaking it in baking soda water works well, and I do that. A caution with the Noble Elite water .. I use a very fine sieve (it cost me $50 unfortunately) to drain out the NE shungite water because there are sometimes very fine, tiny glass like fragments .. I am wondering why these important points haven’t been mentioned, although who knows if my information is correct … I would love to get some carved items, because I love to make jewellery, but thus far I have made some earrings, carefully glueing a jumpring to the back of some smallish NE stones.

  46. Hi,
    My name is Chris. I am currently in Ukraine and writing something for a client on Shungite. I happen to know that Shungite is not only found in NW Russia, but it’s bigger there than anywhere it’s found. The full, or more pure Shungite does exist other places. The possible theory that it came from a meteor may have some bits of truth. As a meteor comes down to the earth, it breaks into parts burning on its way. When the main part lands in one place, the trajectory of the parts that have fallen off could land anywhere within a projected circle. That being said, I found some pieces here in Ukraine, they register and have the same elements known as Elite, Silver, or Grade 1 Shungite.

    So I was just wondering, what the exact measurement of conductive number your meter was registering on the Shungite you showed in the video?

    Chris@PepperMadeCopy.com

    1. Shungite also has very sizeable deposits in Kazakhstan, and fullerenes have been found all over the world, the most substantial amounts in Canadian mines. I tend to agree with the meteoric impact theory, both for the fullerene origin and the overall displacement of the deposits. Interesting. I would like to know more about your discovery of Elite Shungite in Ukraine my brother. Please contact me Shungite4Healing@hotmail.com

      1. It arrived 3 million years ago, and seems to have been delivered rather than an accidental impact. I beleive it may the material that terraformed early earth, speculation

  47. Mmm.. I’m worring now. Using shungite water for two days, and can’t resemble to your reviews concerned ‘springwater taste’. Mine tastes like Iron. Does this mean my shungite is ‘dirty’?
    Lets say its 85% pure shungite, does it mean it can contain dangourous other elements/stones?

    1. Shungite does contain iron, as well as various other silicates within the stone. These are benign minerals and elements and are in fact essential to health. The longer the shungite sits in the water, the more the taste is affected, and will also reduce the pH through the reaction. General recommendations are 72 hours at most resting of the stones. It is non toxic, there has never been any reported medical concerns resulting from drinking shungite water. Just be sure your source of shungite is in fact legitimate. One of the ways to confirm this is to know if its from Zazhoginsky deposits, or run an electro-conductivity test (shungite responds positively and will register ohms).

  48. Great blog, thank you! I have been testing the Shungite I bought recently and I am now impressed. At first when holding the stone, it seemed odd because old emotional issues appeared. After many years of working at these issues, I was able to resolve many of them quite easily. This effect was not expected. I placed several stones close to my electronics. The first week I wanted to sleep quite a lot. However, now at week three, I have more even energy than I’ve had in a long time. The really exciting thing is that my night vision is returning! Marvelous! I bought my Shungite from Cosmic Reality Shungite. Keep researching and reporting, friends!

  49. Hi.. could you please let me know where you purchased your Shungite.. there are so many sites it’s hard to know authentic.
    Thanks..

  50. Good morning 🙂 where do you source yor shungite from? I purchased a large bag at an event a few years ago but have since gifted them all! I would love to purchase my new shungite from a most positive and sustainable source. IF you could share where you get your I would be very grateful.☆♡☆ Gratitude

  51. My Shungite pyramid that I have kept consistently in my water bottle is now turning different colors. looks like oil on water. Why do you think this is happening ? is there a limit to how much shungite can clean water ?

  52. I just bought elite raw shungite directly from Karelia. However, I found almost all the peaces have some rust on them and yellowish powder deposits of sort. Is this safe for drinking water with it or I should contact the miners? Thank you!

  53. I have a similar concern about regular shungite with pyrite flecks. Is it safe for water purification and eventually for drinking? I’ve read that pyrite is one of the most toxic elements on the planet. If it oxidizes in water, it is highly toxic.

    1. yes but the shungite is destroyed by the extreme electronegativity of fluoride and its other forms, fluoride is best removed by aluminum oxide slow filter, then charcoal gravity to remove the aluminum, even though aluminum oxide is “non-toxic” as best we know

  54. I must comment here. I had bad stomach conditions, slow bowel, painful tum, gastric reflux all for 30 years and a birth condition in the tum. Well after wearing my shungite for almost a week….. all the conditions disappeared! Not kidding! Am still blown away by it all. I’ve had my shungite about 5 weeks now and it’s the best healer! Next to sugilite! Both are the ultimate healers. A bit of amethyst at times really helps too, to balance things n spiritually too. And yes shungite and sugilite also protect against emf and also against bad energies, entities, psychic attacks and keeps us very safe.

  55. Hello! I bought an Shungite pendant.Do I need to purify this stone? I mean with water, sun, salt, etc? I hope not, because it was touched by a lot of people.Thank you.

  56. Curious about the aluminium and Sulfur content in the black shungite stones sold for water cleaning, is that actually safe? surely it is not given the evidence around harmful effects of aluminium.

  57. Hello there,

    What do you think about using a shungite egg as a “yoni egg”? Do you think is safe? I have been searching the web and I couldnt find information about it.

    Thank you.

  58. Hi, I frequent a local shop here in Arizona called “Black Market Minerals”. They have almost everything and anything. (Almost). Anyway I am very glad you posted this article. My question is, though 99% of images that I have searched and looked at online all show a dark to mid grey color, some shiny, some not. I just got some shungite from the above mentioned store. It was a small baggy with a bunch of pieces it it. But it looks almost black and it leaves a charcoal like powdered residue on my habe when I hold a piece of it. I haven’t done yet the olm test on it yet. I thought to wash it off in the morning too. But I am wondering if this isn’t just charcoal that’s being passed off as Shungite? It was only $1.50 for the whole little baggy of it… is it supposed to leave black charcoal like power residue on everything? It seems hard like rock, but also seems really dirty…

  59. How Shungite Works

    There are 2 types of magnetic fields, natural magnetic fields and artificial electromagnetic fields which we refer to EMFs that are harmful to the human body. The Earth and our human bodies produce their own low level magnetic field which by no coincidence are at the same frequency (around 7-10hz). New scientific research is even suggesting that each cell in our bodies has its own magnetic field which regulates the cell. Artificial electromagnetic fields are produced by every electronic device (which typically run at 50-60hz or higher) and when in contact with our cells will cause damage to their natural magnetic field causing the cell to degenerate and malfunction. As our human bodies are designed to align with the earth’s natural magnetic field what Shungite does is transmute the electromagnetic fields created by electronics to the same frequency as the earth’s magnetic field rending them harmless. It will not stop the EMFs rendering your electronics useless but just changes the frequency of their electromagnetic field to a compatible wave length for our bodies.

    How Shungite absorbs the negative charge from EMFs

    As Shungite is conductive it naturally syncs with the earth’s magnetic field and when EMFs pass by Shungite it absorbs the extra change in the electromagnetic fields so they align with the natural magnetic field of the earth that our bodies are compatible with. As shieldite has clusters which act as capsules this is where the extra charge from the magnetic field is stored until it fill completely fills up. This creates a one way gate for the EMFs where once absorbed they do not escape until safely grounded and discharged. The Shungite capsules do fill up and will stop working so it is important to ground your Shungite frequently. This is the same principal as a carbon water filter where when dirty water passed though it the carbon stores the contaminants to be disposed of later.

    How does this make Shungite safely work?

    It is the combination of the unique structure of Shungite to absorb the EMFs and the BFIT infusion which allows it to safely store the built up EMF charge which gives Shungite its amazing abilities. It is very important when using devices that transmute EMFs that they store the built up EMF safely without contaminating you and then you can safely discharge them.

  60. I bought 100mm shungite Pyramids and necklace, first day I felt great, but had severe muscle twitching and couldn’t go to sleep, muscle Twitching has gone down a little, but insomina persists, heart palpitations keeps me awake and when I drift in to sleep someone shakes me and wakes me up, very weird, I am extremely EMF sensitive so I got it mainly because of it, I removed Pyramid and put it at my work place, but still insomnia at home, heavy heart beat, memory problems (not sure due to stone or insomnia)…weird time shift effects and things go missing, feeling anxious and cold, but I do feel strong and good sometimes as well and grounded…too grounded maybe? please someone help me my email is vakhtangi_m@yahoo.com I feel like I need this stone, but I don’t know how to handle it properly…yesterday I felt afraid and thought that I was going to return it…immediately as I thought of it, on TV lady came out in movie and said “is this how you say thank you”? I felt weird, I respect this stone, how can I work with it better I just want good night sleep…thank you in advance if anyone would like to help me I am 37 years old male, first time owner of any stone.

    1. I experience heart palpitations when wearing this stone too. Also, I could not sleep with it on as my heart was racing. I had to take it off and allow a lot of time for my body to calm down enough to sleep. I am VERY sensitive to energy and have never experienced anything like this with any other stone.

    2. Maybe this stone is “healing” you. blocking the BS and allowing your body to start working its “normal” systems and they are awakening. The warmness is the spirit, energy, your Self is thanking you. Ride the wave, you will acclimate.

      My advise? Breath your energy through blockages, focus on the colors of your Chakras as you breath through them. Good luck and blessings to you. 😉

  61. You guys arent even touching the surface of what this material has to offer and the derivatives that can be derived there from, this is true alchemy material, DID you KNOW c-60 and c-70 exhibit wave-particle duality, and they are the largest molecules by a long shot to exhibit this behavior, you can ,make paintable solar panels to generate electricity with very little material, i can do alot of things to many to list, plus many we havent discovered

  62. “However, carbon is known for having diamagnetic shielding proprieties (basically this just means it reverses magnetic fields & creates an energy shield). I haven’t been able to gather data on this specifically with shungite. Hopefully, some evidence about its ability to do this will be on its way to us soon.”

    I had an experience after wearing the pendant for a week. I walked in to get my hair cut and a 12 to 16 inch in diameter energy field formed around the pendant. It matches the description above or it’s the closest I’ve found so far. I find the shungite very interesting.

  63. I think I got my answer out of you article, thanks for taking the time. I recently purchased a wristlet of shungite, and was wondering what hand. I had it on my left, but that didn’t feel right, so I went right, and your article confirmed… I didn’t know it conducted energy! Nice! So… me being a Reiki practiceer , and the wristlet being on my right hand, that is the natural out flow of energy, that hand seems fitting.

    I would be interested to hear your thoughts.
    Maybe this is strange, I’ve notice the flow go both ways without trying….?

    Thanks for everything!

  64. Thank you for this post and for all your comments. So glad to find a discussion on Shungite. I’m pretty new to Shungite but really loving it. I first met it through a body worker who handed me two of the rods to hold. I immediately felt a deeply comforting grounding energy. It felt as if all the fear and doubt I was experiencing at the time just grounded right out of me. I then bought two rods through EBay. I hold them when I need calming and grounding. I also keep them on either side of my favorite armchair so I sit between them.

    I then bought 3 medium tumbled (but NOT polished!!) stones for my water. They did have carbon-like dust on them but it rinsed off. I find the water tastes wonderful, and tastes best after just a couple hours. After about a day it starts to leave a kind of film in my mouth and intuitively I feel it’s too much.
    One thing that surprises me is hearing some people say they drink it all the time but others say only to take a little, therapeutically. Can anyone clarify?
    FYI… My unpolished tumbled stones came from Russia directly and I bought them through Etsy.
    PS. Someone asked about the bubbles…. I was told to only use raw stones in water as the polished have other things added to polish and you don’t want to drink that! It wouldn’t be the actual stone but the polish!

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