North Korea is sitting on $6 trillion – $10 trillion of untapped minerals (gold, iron, rare earth metals) the world wants (Trump’s real reason for ‘peace’ treaty)

Below the nation’s mostly mountainous surface are vast mineral reserves, including iron, gold, magnesite, zinc, copper, limestone, molybdenum, graphite, and more—all told about 200 kinds of minerals. Also present are large amounts of rare earth metals, which factories in nearby countries need to make smartphones and other high-tech products.

Estimates as to the value of the nation’s mineral resources have varied greatly over the years, made difficult by secrecy and lack of access. North Korea itself has made what are likely exaggerated claims about them. According to one estimate from a South Korean state-owned mining company, they’re worth over $6 trillion. Another from a South Korean research institute puts the amount closer to $10 trillion.

via North Korea is sitting on $6 trillion-$10 trillion of untapped minerals (gold, iron, rare earth metals) the world wants — Quartz

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5 thoughts on “North Korea is sitting on $6 trillion – $10 trillion of untapped minerals (gold, iron, rare earth metals) the world wants (Trump’s real reason for ‘peace’ treaty)”

      1. I think some will come… probably busy just getting back up.
        A happy surprise today to find it up when looking up an old link.

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