(Karelia, Russia)

Until the mid 1980’s, only 2 forms of carbon were known. One is diamond, tightly packed carbon molecules that form little pyramids. The other is soft graphite, made up of hexagonal carbon molecule sheets. Then in 1985 a new form was discovered; 60 carbon atoms formed a perfect hexagonal sphere, like a hollow soccer ball. The only single element to ever form a hollow spherical cage. Shaped like a geodesic dome, invented by Buckminser Fuller, the name of this new form of carbon is officially Buckminsterfullerene. Also known as C-60. One of the strongest, most resilient and non reactive elemental forms ever discovered. This was a man made form of carbon, until it was proven to actually exist in nature, in Shungite. In 1719 Peter the Great opened a health spa called Healing Waters Resort, in Karelia Russia. He had been advised that the water from this region cured illnesses, and the rocks would protect his soldiers from disease when put into their water or onto infections. He found this to be overwhelmingly true, and opened the resort to allow soldiers to heal. It was then opened to offer the water, which filtered through shungite, to be available to everyone. Shungite has only been found in the Korelia region, but is extremely important to both science and metaphysics. It is used in water filtration, and as carved objects and jewelry for its protective properties. Shungite is non crystalline & comes in 3 grades based on the percentage of carbon present. Grade 1, or Elite Shungite contains up to 98% carbon and is shiny & brittle, not lending itself to carving or jewelry. Grade 2, or Black Shungite has a dull luster unless polished, and is 50% to 70% carbon. Grade 3, Grey Shungite or Shungite Rock has less than 50% carbon, and little to no C-60. Studies are being conducted to assess the ability of C-60 to absorb and neutralize free radicals. A study was conducted that gave rats C-60 in olive oil form, and those rats lived twice as long as their siblings. Other studies are being done to assess whether shungite does or does not absorb and neutralize EMF radiation. All of these studies are promising and worth paying attention to in the future.

Associated with the root chakra, zodiac signs of Scorpio, Cancer & Capricorn & vibrates to the number 4.

– Shields & protects from EMF/radiation from electronics (computers, TVs, cell phones, microwaves, etc).
– Grounding, protects from negative energies, calming, relaxing, brings light into the auric energy field, allowing only positive energy within that field.
– Protects from psychic attack, negative entities, curses and bad juju.
– Aids in removing negative thought patterns and habits which can turn into disease, addiction and anxiety.
– Considered a miracle healing stone.
– Kills pathogenic bacteria and purifies water.

Hardness: 3.5– 4 Mohs
Specific Gravity: 1.85 to 2.00
Refractive Index: Opaque