So Rocket Man, Chairman Kim Jong Un, has a whole lot of stuff sitting under his earth’s crust. While everyone depicts North Korea as this down and out country, it turns out the story is far more complicated with Billions of dollars worth of rare earth minerals for one. It has been claimed that it would be such burden for South Korea should these two ever get together. Not true apparently. Plus it has beautiful beaches that Trump would love to develop!:
It has long been regarded as a poor country.
But as it turns out North Korea is a lot richer than we thought, or at the very least has the potential to be.
North Korea has mineral resources estimated to be worth at least $6 trillion, according to Quartz, and the secretive state is sitting on a vast array of mineral resources which remains largely untapped including iron, gold, magnesite, zinc, copper, limestone, molybdenum and graphite.
Its bedrock also holds a large amount of metals needed to make smartphones and other technological products.
But while the isolated nation might be rich in underground resources, taking advantage of the buried treasure this remains another issue.
But a 2012 estimate by a South Korean research institute valued its mineral wealth as high as $10 trillion, The Economist reported.
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