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Authentic Shungite "C-60" Buckminsterfullerene from Classic Location: Karelia, Russia

Shungite Rare Precambrian Carbonaceous Rock NEW
Shungite Rare Precambrian Carbonaceous Rock NEW
Item# JPT-buckeyball
Regular price: $145.00
Sale price: $125.00
Availability: Usually ships the next business day

Product Description

Shungite Rare Precambrian Carbonaceous Rock NEW
"C-60" Buckminsterfullerene Shungite, Rare Precambrian carbonaceous rock.

Dimensions: About 52mm L X 35mm W X 6mm D

For generations diamond and graphite were considered to be the only pure forms of carbon. In 1985, a group of discoverers found a third form, C60, and dubbed it appropriately -- buckminsterfullerene, because this unusual molecule was composed of 60 carbon atoms arranged in a hollow sphere. The molecule's appearance bore a phenomenal resemblance to the architect Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes (also the common soccer ball!)

About the Sample and Location: This is the first natural example of carbon in the "Bucky Ball" configuration of C-60 carbon atoms. It is called "shungite" - which is the Russian name for this type of graphite. It came from the Shunga River, in Karelia, Russia. Shungite is a rare Precambrian carbonaceous rock. This black rock contains small veins of stacked spheres that are precisely buckminsterfullerene in their configuration.

Further laboratory analysis has also discovered the presence of C-60 in fulgerites - lightning-fused sand.

This rare precambrian "shungite" is shipped in a display perky case with an information and authenticity. Stands and cubes not included.