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Shungite is an ancient stone found only is a specific region of Russia. It is believed to be about two billion years old, formed before organic life was present. This stone carries all of the elements from the periodic table. Shungite protects against EMF radiation and clears out both emotional and mental pollutants. It is believed by many to transform water, giving it strong healing properties that can boost the immune system, balance one’s equilibrium, and transmute stress.

Historical Folklore

The Russian Czar Peter is said to have traveled to the Karelia region of Russia specifically for shungite infused water.

Shungite has been used for healing purposes throughout Russia since the 1700s.


Shungite is a non-crystalline mineral found exclusively in the Karelia region of Russia. It is named after Shunga, a village near the region in which it was found. Shungite is black in color.

Chakra Association

Shungite is believed to connect with the Earth star, root, and higher heart chakras. Some believe it connects with all chakras.


You can place shungite in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.

Astrological Association

Shungite is typically associated with Cancer, though it has also been thought to resonate with Capricorn, Aquarius, and Scorpio.

Health Folklore

According to folklore, shungite benefits the cellular, immune, cardiovascular, and digestive systems in the body. It also aids the throat, kidneys, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Many attest to this stone helping develop healthier sleep patterns.

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Shungite at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

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Learn more about the metaphysical properties of stones by visiting our Crystal and Gemstone Dictionary!

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