Noble Shungite/Silver Shungite/Elite Shungite Crystals #3 measure approximately 11/16" to 1 1/16" (16mm to 27mm) and weigh approximately 3.1 to 6.0 grams each. Type I Shungite. This is the highest grade of Shungite, and the crystals are mostly shiny. Some of these have a reddish coating on them on usually one side which is likely Iron that has come from the Type II Shungite. Noble Shungite is very light for its size, so you get much more volume per gram for these crystals. These large pieces were on sale, so they are about 25% less than they have been. Please let me pick one for you. These are $4.00 USD each.
(Healing Crystal, Grounding and Protection Crystal)
Hardness: 1.0 - 2.0
Origin: Kondopoga, Karelia, Russia
Shungite is actually a specialized form of Carbon which contains Buckyballs or Fullerenes. Buckyballs look very close to a U.S. soccer ball or a European football. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 was awarded jointly to Professor Robert F. Curl, Harold W. Kroto, and Richard E. Smalley for their discovery of Fullerenes. Buckyballs were then discovered naturally in Shungite, also known as Carbon C-60. While the man-made Fullerenes are extremely un-healthy for human bodies, the natural Fullerenes in Shungite are incredibly protective and healing for the human body.
Buckyballs are actually the active ingredient in Shungite. Negative energy like EMFs actually sticks to the Buckyballs. When the Buckyball becomes "full", it transmutes the negative energy and goes back for more, constantly cleaning the area around the Shungite. Think of a soccer ball that attracts grains of rice to it, so much so that you can hardly see the Buckyball. All you can see is a round ball of grains of rice. The rice is then transmuted, and more grains of rice are then attracted to the Buckyball, and this process happens repeatedly and consistently over and over again. Shungite cleans up the area around it!
I see the Shungite as a black hole that absorbs the negativity that can cause issues for our physical body. That energy never goes any further--it is dissipated within the Shungite. It's like the negative energy hits a brick wall, and it just stops existing.
First think of charcoal. This crystal is absorbent. It is used to pull out toxins and disease from the body and then eliminate them safely. Then think of charcoal with a brain! That would be Shungite. It is an earth and air energy with just a touch of fire--an unusual and powerful combination of energies to pull from simultaneously. It also does a great deal more.
This is a crystal with a very large capacity for healing. Shungite will help block the intense vibrations coming from inside the earth at this time. These intense, grating, rock on rock with magma roiling vibrations have the ability to weaken the immune system and cause stress, fear, and anxiety within us (i.e., notice what the animals do just before an earthquake). A free standing piece of Shungite like a Sphere or Pyramid will block these vibrations from your home. A Shungite Pendant will protect your body from feeling the emotional and mental affects of these intense vibrations and will also help protect your physical body from ill effects. Keep Shungite around the computer and/or t.v., and it will also help block anything electronic from causing you illness as well.
Shungite helps take care of the EMFs, the pulsing energies that come off so many of our electronics. The worst offenders are the cordless phones that we have in our houses, the land lines. Next on the list are the cell phones. The land lines in the house are regular phones, and cell phones are radios, btw. Our computers, routers, and televisions, and even the smart meters electric companies have installed in our country all have pulsing energies that create negative fields around them. These are the things that can hurt our physical bodies, and we cannot even see them.
Shungite, in and of itself, has the incredible ability to turn a negative field of energy into a positive field of energy without ever becoming negative itself. Depending on the size of the piece, it can take a good-sized area and change that whole area into a positive field of energy. For example, if you take a piece of Shungite with a base of 2.8" (71.12mm), it will clear an area around it from 9.9 feet (3 meters) to 11.1 feet (3.38 meters), according to the book, Shungite: Protection, Healing, and Detoxification, by Regina Martino.
Three Types of Shungite - There are many more Buckyballs in Noble Shungite, Type I Shungite, which can also be called Elite Shungite, Silver Shungite or Shungite Crystal than there are in the Type II Shungite. Petrovsky Shungite is somewhere in the middle of the Type II Shungite and the Type I Noble Shungite. There are actually three types of Shungite:
Noble Shungite (Type I) - Approximately 94% Carbon
Petrovsky Shungite (Type III) - Approximately 70% to 80% Carbon
Shungite (Type II) - 30% to 40% Carbon (the rest is Quartz and Golden Pyrite)
Noble Shungite (Type I) cannot be shaped. If it is shaped, it is quite brittle, and you lose a lot of the Noble Shungite when you try to shape it; much of it is wasted. This is not a good thing, because Noble Shungite is only 2% of what they pull out of the ground.
Shungite (Type II) and Petrovsky Shungite (Type III) can easily be shaped with a minimum of waste. The Noble Shungite (Type I) is most expensive, the Petrovsky is the next least expensive, and the Shungite (Type II) is the least expensive of the Shungites.