Shungite is a nonporous polymineral carbon rock that has been named after its location, the Karelian village of Shunga on the shore of Lake Onega, where Shungit was first discovered.
Shungite is an opaque black stone with a more or less pronounced metallic luster. Shungit is about 2 billion years old. It is a non-graphitized, almost pure, non-crystalline carbon probably formed from microscopic algae. The site is located in Karelia, north-west Russia. In the area of Karelia, there were now no longer existing Shungit baths, founded in the 18th century by the Russian Tsar Peter the Great, where mainly children were treated.
Shungite has sorption ability, which is lower than that of activated carbon. Shungite is known to purify water, absorb the harmful substances contained, and at the same time enrich water with healthy trace elements. Shungite contains a high proportion of the rare form of carbon, fullerene, which acts as an antioxidant and an excellent natural filter.
ELITE SHUNGITE - is considered a mineralogical rarity. It contains 90 to 98% carbon and 3 to 4 times more fullerenes than regular shungite.