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Shungite is a very unusual material in that its molecular structure
is different than any other mineral on earth. It is formed out of carbon
nanotubes and bucky ballls. Shungite only comes from the Zazhoginskaya mine
in Karelia, Russia.
The only shungite we could get in reasonably large sizes has already been
tumbled. So, although this material isn't in it's fully rough form, if you
want to cut shungite, this is your best bet.
Several metaphysical properties are associated with shungite such as absorption
of electro-magnetic radiation, grounding, harmonizing, etc. Because shungite
has a high carbon content, it cuts dirty and takes a moderate polish that
will dull with wear.
Shungite cuts easily and polishes moderately well with tin oxide. Mohs
hardness approximately 2.5 to 3.
Locality: Karelia, Russia
Sample of Shungite Rough
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