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We have these small shungite polished specimens available in two approximate sizes, please see below to order.
See also our page displaying Natural Jet Spheres.
Shungite is a rare type of natural coal containing fullerene molecules. The fullerene molecules in shungite are composed of elemental carbon atoms arranged in an unusual molecular framework resembling a hollow geodesic dome, similar to the structures used in the works of the famous architect Buckminster Fuller, and after whom this unique "fullerene" structure is named.
Natural shungite is found only at Karelia, Russia. Shungite was named after the small village of Shunga where it was first discovered in the Lake Onega region of Karelia. The fullerene molecules found in shungite coal are extremely rare in nature, and these fullerene molecules do not exist in any other coals.
Shungite has become very popular for metaphysical use as an aid in healing a variety of ailments, for water treatments, and for use in protection from electromagnetic fields.
We also have in stock a variety of other natural minerals found only in Russia, as well as Sikhote Alin meteorites from Siberia, Russia. Another Russian mineral is charoite. We have charoite mineral specimens available and also various handcrafted items made from natural charoite rough mined in Siberia including charoite Spheres and charoite jewelry. Another natural Russian mineral is seraphinite. We have seraphinite mineral specimens and lapidary grade seraphinite rough available, along with handcrafted seraphinite items like seraphinite spheres and seraphinite jewelry.
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