Shilajit is a rare plant-based mineral that is formed through the creation of select mountain ranges in Southern Europe that were formed due to the plate shift India created after crashing into Asia many years ago. This plate shift continues today, and traps an immense volume of plant biomass between layers of rock, where they biodegrade via fermentation over hundreds of years. Every summer, the sun warms up the faces of these mountains and Shilajit oozes from the cracks in the rock like mountain blood. From here, we consciously collect it and prepare it for purification. We never mine for our Shilajit.