Frequently asked questions

Where does Shungite Masters source its Shungite?

All our products are genuine and sourced directly from the Zazhoginsky deposit in the Republic of Karelia.

Where is Shungite Masters based?

We are a small business, working from our house in Perths northern suburbs. We also sell at markets, look out for us at a market near you. Shungite Perth

Who owns Shungite Masters?

Tim and Tina Masters, a local Perth husband and wife team own and operate Shungite Masters.

Where can I get my Shungite from?

All of our products are on our website. You can pick up from our office/showroom or we can post to you. We aim to post at least 3 times per week so you can get your Shungite quickly once ordered. We also sell at various markets around Perth.

Do you guarantee your products?

We sure do! We source DIRECT from our wholesaler in Karelia region of Russia. No middle men involved, so we can keep the price as low as possible.

How can you tell Shungite is real?

There may be a few sellers out there, selling Shungite-like products. test your Shungite is real, you can do a very basic test. The molecular structure of Shungite is such that it conducts electricity. So if a current runs through it, you can tell that it is true Shungite, and not a piece of coal. Additionally, Shungite being a natural product will have quartz and pyrite inclusions within it. This is normal and is also a great way to tell if the Shungite you have is genuine. Lastly, as it is a stone, and is fairly soft, there will be some transference of the material to your hands or body when you touch or wear Shungite, bracelets especially. You will notice some black material on your skin. This is normal and not harmful and depending on your use of the product the transference will normally cease in a few days to a week. Simply wash off your skin with warm soapy water.

What is EMF?

EMF stands for Electro Magnetic Field - all electrical equipment and electrical wires that carry electricity have an electrical field. EMF is a form of radiation, so IT IS damaging the structure of cells when you come into contact with any EMF. You are best to eliminate or reduce your exposure to EMFs any way you can. See our blog here.

Where can I buy Shungite from in Australia?

Looking for where to buy Shungite in Australia. Look no further. We are based in Perth but ship all over Australia. We can provide peace of mind when purchasing from Shungite Masters as we guarantee all our products as genuine. We also believe our prices are better than other suppliers in Australia. Check our prices out.

What is Shungite?

Shungite is a black, lustrous, non-crystalline mineraloid consisting of more than 98 weight percent of carbon (Elite Shungite). It was first described from a deposit near Shunga village, in Karelia, Russia, from where it gets its name. Shungite has been reported to contain trace amounts of fullerenes (0.0001 < 0.001%).

Where do you place Shungite in your home?

You can place shungite in any room or around any electrical device in your room. A sphere is great to place in the middle of your room while a cube is perfect for placing in corners of your room. Pyramids are perfect to place in the way of EMF emitting devices.

How do you clean Elite Shungite?

All you need to do with Elite Shungite to clean is wipe with a damp cloth. Do not use any chemicals or harsh abrasives.

Is Shungite safe?

Shungite is an inert mineral that is perfectly safe to touch and to wear on your body. You may find it leaves a black residue on your skin, but this is normal and can be easily removed.

What is Shungite made of?

Shungite is primarily made of carbon but also includes other minerals like pyrite and other inert harmless minerals.

How to work with shungite?

There are various ways to harness the benefits of Shungite. Wearing a pendant is a great way for both direct or indirect contact with the skin. This is a highly recommended way to wear Shungite, and is also 100% safe. You can also wearing Shungite as a bracelet or simply keep a piece in your pocket or purse. For fighting EMF it is a good idea to keep Shungite close to electrical devices, especially microwaves, DECT phones, laptops and wi-fi routers.

What is 5G?

5G is the new 5th Generation of mobile network. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices. It will be all encompassing and you will not be able to avoid its reach. There is evidence of a growing number of people who are having sensitivities to the EMF radiation that is being put out. The number of mobile phone 5G towers is growing due to way the 5G network is designed.

Smart meters are another thing that is being rolled out into every home. Soon we will be enveloped by 5G, even if we do not want to be.

How many 5G satellites will there be?

There are currently hundreds if not thousands of 5G satellites in orbit right now. It is estimated that in a few years this will increase to between 30,000 and 50,000. That is mind-blowing. You will not be able to escape 5G anywhere on Earth. Even on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean you will still have to deal with 5G.

Shungite and Smart Meters

Smart meters are being installed at a rapid rate. They are being rolled out worldwide and we have no say in it. Large multinational companies are making these and selling them to utility companies to save them money from sending people out to take readings. They are saving money, but not passing it on to consumers and we are the ones that are being enveloped in the EMF they produce. To help protect yourself, place large Shungite objects like cubes near the meter box.

Where do you place Shungite in your home?

To make a peaceful and relaxing bedroom place a Shungite sphere next to your bed. Similarly, you may put a pyramid next to your computer monitor or the microwave in the kitchen. Attach a mobile phone plate to back of your mobile phone (it won't hurt the phone). You can also wear shungite in the form of pendants. There are a great variety of pedants here. Choose the shape and type of pendant you like best. In addition, shungite bracelets helped them to overcome the pain in the wrist and ankles. Please see our blog here for a diagram for placement of your Shungite.

What is the black residue on my skin from my bracelet/pendant?

Shungite is a relatively soft mineral. Shungite ranks around the 3.5 to 4.0 on the Mohs scale of hardness (10 being a diamond). When you buy a Shungite bracelet or a Shungite pendant (a wearable), you will find there is some black transference from the wearable. This is normal and over the course of a week or so it will diminish. I personally wear 3 bracelets and there was some “Shungite Wrist” (I think I just invented a term 😊) each time I added to my collection, but now I get none. You will also see as your pieces get more use, the shine wear off and the items will turn a lovely matt black, and if you are lucky you will be able to see some small amounts of golden pyrite and/or quartz in the Shungite. This is how you can be sure you have authentic Shungite.

It is best to avoid wearing white with a new piece of Shungite. Give it a few days to settle in and most of the black transference will reduce significantly.

The black stains can be easily removed with soap and warm water.

Why is there variations in the Shungite, Soapstone and Charoite

Stone is a natural product and as such contains variations in colour, veining and shading. Some stone will contain inclusions, pits or fissures as a result of its geological formation. These are not flaws and material containing them will be fabricated as a quality product which signifies the authenticity of the product. The actual stone delivered may differ from the sample shown on our website. Shungite Masters do not consider these to be flaws or faults in the product as they are naturally occurring.

What is Elite Shungite

Elite Shungite is the highest grate of Shungite. It is brittle and therefore cannot be made into shapes or carved. If you are offered a shaped piece of Elite Shungite, it is probably not Elite Shungite. The Elite is very delicate and can be easily broken so please take care of your piece.