VERIFIED SHUNGITE IS OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED AS A VENDOR OF GENUINE SHUNGITE OF THE HIGHEST PURITY FROM KARELIA, RUSSIA
Our Deep Mine Type 1 Shungite is the purest, as seen in our independent lab test. Most Shungite that exists in manufactured form (pyramids, eggs, etc) are Type 3, which is about 30% Carbon - all of it uncertified, none of it tested.
Fake Shungite is commonly sold on the internet, in the form of Hematite (which can be purchased for $3 a pound) or in the case of Amazon, black plastic. If the Shungite is cheap, it's fake. It will provide you none of the benefits of genuine Shungite.
We ship from North America. When shipping from Russia on a small product, the shipping options pricy. Here's an example order from a Russian Shungite site. I'm purchasing a $19 pendant - there are two choices - Russian Post for $12 (which takes 30-60 working days - one shipment arrived six months later!) or, you can go UPS for $58.
When the package arrives, the tariff is 850%.
Here are two examples of counterfeits. The first one was sold on Amazon - (read the user reviews before ever buying - this one had reviews saying it was fake)
There is paint gooping over the mounting hook. Fake Shungite is jet black, heavy and smooth in texture. Jagged edges cannot come off a plastic mold.