North Korea is sitting on a stockpile of minerals worth trillions | Business Insider

North Korea is notorious for its totalitarian regime and human rights violations. Fewer people may realise the secretive country is also sitting on trillions in untapped wealth.

Embedded deep beneath the country’s mountainous zones are some 200 varieties of minerals, including gold, iron, copper, zinc, magnesite, limestone, tungsten, and graphite, Quartz reports.

Some of these stockpiles are among the largest in the world, and North Korea, a tiny and cash-strapped nation, frequently uses them to bring in additional revenue — no matter the laws against doing so.


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