February 05, 2023

Experts skeptical of North Korea’s rare earth mineral claims

Geologist working on the DPRK's rare earth elements has not provided any data on the reserve estimates

Recently launched tourism website DPRK Today has reiterated claims that North Korea has huge quantities of rare earth minerals (REEs), however South Korean experts are highly skeptical of the news.

In a piece entitled “The Endless Wealth Under the DPRK” published on March 23, a representative from the DPRK Resource Development Center said North Korea had very large reserves of a wide array of minerals, including REEs.