Where's it found?, what is it? & who's doing amazing research?

Shungite is an amazing stone found in Russia -This particular part of Finland was annexed by the Russian government after the second world war, so they now own the shungite deposit which is an area covering  approximately 1000 square kilometers and is the only natural form of C60, in 1996 Professors Kroto, Smalley, & Curl were awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering the ‘fullerene’ now found in Shungite, as well as there now being many more scientific studies proving its ability to clear toxins, electromagnetic fields and radiation, to kill bacteria, cleanse water and heal the body.

Shungite has been used as a folk medical treatment since the early 18th century. Peter the Great set up Russia's first spa in Karelia to make use of the water purifying properties of shungite, which he had himself experienced. He also instigated its use in providing purified water for the Russian army. The anti-bacterial properties of shungite have been confirmed by modern testing.


Below are links to scientific studies and other published data/links/articles relating to shungite:

International Journal of Advanced Scientific and Technical Research Issue 3 volume 6, Nov.-Dec. 2013 

The structure and composition of natural carbonaceous

fullerene containing mineral shungite  (Great Read indeed!)


Nobel Prize Winners 1986: Fullerenes


Researchers at Rice, Kazan universities develop unique sorbents, target Fukushima accident radioactive water site using Shungite: