Elite (or Noble) Shungite is the rarest form of this mineral - it is found in less than 1% of all Shungite deposites. The most potent and efficient form of Shungite, it has a much higher percentage of organic carbon (up to 98%) with significantly more Fullerenes than lower grades.
Fullerenes, unique carbon-based molecules, are found in the highest concentration only in Elite Shungite. They are scientifically proven to act as long-lasting antioxidants that prevent cell damage by neutralizing free radicals.
Elite Shungite naturally helps to neutralize harmful contaminants, purify water and air, provide powerful antioxidants, eliminates bad odor.
Each stone is unique and is shaped unlike any other. Some stones will have mineral inclusions (light spots or reddish brown veins) that are primarily pyrite or iron oxide that naturally occurs in Elite Shungite. These deposits are harmless, even if you use your stone in water.
Because of its high carbon content your new Shungite piece may shed some black residue on skin, clothing or other surfaces. This is normal and harmless. The residue can easily be washed off most surfaces. Wiping the object with a soft damp cloth will remove any loose carbon dust and minimize this effect