This mineraloid was originally found in the Shun’ga Village of Karelia, Russia. Scientists estimate Shungite is nearly 2 billion years old. Onega Lake, near the main Shungite deposit in Karelia, has long been used as a healing spa. The water is purified by the Shungite and can be drunk without first being boiled or otherwise cleansed. Anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic, and antibacterial effects have been observed. There are 2 types of naturally occurring shungite: Noble- containing about 95% carbon and Typical- containing 30% carbon as well as silicates and other minerals. Metaphysically, Shungite is especially protective from electromagnetic stress.