The stone has a unique composition. It contains fullerenes, or 3-D spherical molecules made of 60 carbon atoms. Along with fullerenes, shungite consists of nearly all the minerals on the periodic table.
The origin of Shungite is a mystery. Typically, materials made of carbon come from decayed organic substances like old forests. But the stone is thought to be at least 2 billion years old. This is before organic life existed on the planet. It's Ancient!
Some theories of Shungite’s origins include:
A large meteorite collided into Earth and deposited Shungite into the ground.
Shungite formed due to microorganisms in nearby water
The composition of organic matter in sedimentary rocks changed over time
Although scientists are unsure of how Shungite was formed or where it came from, they attribute the stone’s potential benefits to its fullerene content.
Some of the properties associated with Shungite are:
Protection from Electro Magnetic Frequencies
Kills bacteria and viruses
Reduces oxidative stress
Eases physical ailments
Absorbs negative energy