Origin and history of the Shungite
Shungite is native of the Onega lake near the village of Shunga in Karelia (Russian oslat), from where come its name.
The Shungite appears on earth approximatively 2 billion years ago. Its origin is unknown and several hypotheses are still discussed by scientists: extraterrestrial origin (meteorite) or stemming from the fossillization of diverses bodies planctoniques, the mystery of Shungite remains unresolved up to these days.
Its therapeutic use for its numerous benefactions by the inhabitants of Karelia is known for several centuries. The first scientific study of Shungite dates the period of Czar Peter the Great. The latter convinced by the results of his personal doctors ordered his soldiers to use it to cleanse their water in putting some stones in their water canteen and thus overcome the disentery which went on rampage in the rows of his military troops.
The Czar created the first thermal baths of Shungite, called "water of Mars" into Konchezero city in Karelia.
With the Bolchevique revolution of 1917 and the progressive closure of Russia/USSR borders to the outside world, the Shungite remained confined and inaccessible to foreigners.
The Shungite however kept being using and studied in Russia. And was still the object of numerous scienfic studies. The scientists declared unaniment that this ore possesses extraordinary properties. Some people say even that it is an intelligent stone which stimulates our body and revives our cellular intelligence.
The Shungite is not radioactive: on the contrary it allows to reduce the ambient radioactivity. More over it does not contain any heavy metals.
Composition of the Shungite
The Shungite has a unique composition, indeed it is a carbon composed of fullerenes. The Shungite is composed by a huge number of elements appearing in the Mendeleïv table.
- Carbon 20 to 98%
- Silicon 5 à 60 %
- Potassium up to 12 %
- Aluminium up to 4 %
- Iron 3.5 %
- Magnesium jusqu'à 3.5 %
- Sulphur upt to 1.2 %
- Calcium up to 0.58 %
- Phosphor up to 0.34 %
The shungite includes in its molecular structure the code of life.
The discovery of the fullerenes is due to three chemists, Robert Curl, Harold Kroto, Richard Smalley, who presented the fruit of their work in 1985. Their researchs were awarded by the chemistry Nobel Prize in 1996.
The atomic properties of the fullerenes allow them to take diverse forms. The anatomy of these molecules can cross by the sphere, the ellipse, the tube or the ring, such as we find them in particular in the famous nanotubes of carbon.