Korondite is a naturally occuring ore that attenuates specific forms of radiation in a similar manner to lead. It has a very low specific heat capacity and as such is of no use as a shielding agent against high energy pulses. Its primary use is to dampen easily detected energy emissions. Korondite is a dull black, rather soft and very heavy metallic substance, believed to be some metal isotope. Because of its damping capability it has so far defied any attempts to analyze and classify it. Synthetisizing it is therefore considered impossible.