Shungite Barrel Bead 10x14mm black gemstone Russia metallic polished
Shungite Barrel Bead 10x14mm, sold by the bead. These beads have been polished from their usual matte appearance to a shiny polished finish. They were sourced from a highly reputable seller who obtained them directly from a Russian supplier.
Shungite is a Precambrian carbonaceous rock of organic origin, which has been found only in Russia, in Kamchatka, Kazakhstan and Karelia, in the Lake Onega area. Its name comes from the small village of Shunga, where it was first discovered, thus the name Shungite.
There are two basic types of shungite. Typical shungite, which comes from the Zazhoginskaya mine in Karelia, contains about 30% of carbon, 57% of silicates and 13% of other minerals like aluminium, iron, manganese oxides and some others. This material has black color, matte surface, sometimes with visible inclusions of other minerals. The other type is often referred to as "noble" shungite which is highly metallic in appearance and contains up to 94% of carbon and is very rare and quite expensive.
A very important property of shungite is its electric conductivity. In general schungite is amorphous substance, but there are elements of graphitic, diamond and fullerene internal structures. It is the fact that shungite contains fullerene molecules that makes this stone so unique and different from any other mineral. Fullerene is one of 4 known crystalline modifications of carbon (except diamond, graphite and carbon). Only recently discovered, fullerenes were among the scientific sensations of the 20th century. Named after the great architect, Buckminster Fuller, this closed, hollow cage of 60 or more carbon atoms that form a fullerene molecule, resembles the geodesic domes popularized in his work. Fullerenes are found in very minute quantities in nature, usually formed by lightening charges. How they came to be present in the shungite mineral remains a mystery. Shungite is the only mineral known to contain fullerenes.
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