Shungite is a black, lustrous, non-crystalline mineraloid consisting of more than 98 weight percent of carbon. It was first described from a deposit near Shunga village, in Karelia, Russia, from where it gets its name. Shungite has been reported to contain trace amounts of fullerenes (0.0001 < 0.001%).
It’s dark, black hue is believed to evoke the ancient wisdom and memories connected with the Moon Goddess – a figure present and revered in a number of ancient mythologies. Crystal healers consider Shungite to be a Miracle Stone/Stone of Life because of its tremendous healing properties. In fact, many healers consider it to be the most powerful tool of transformation within their stone arsenal.