|Last Updated:||June 1, 2005|
|Other Name:||평산광산; January Enterprise (1월기업소); January Industrial Mine (1월광산)|
|Location:||P'yŏngsan-kun (평산군), North Hwanghae Province (황해북도), North Korea|
|Subordinate To:||Ministry of Extractive Industries (채취공업부), Cabinet (내간); and/or the Namch'ŏn Chemical Complex (남천화학연합기업소), General Department of Atomic Energy (원자력총국)|
The P'yŏngsan Uranium Mine began operating in the 1950s, but large quantities of uranium ore were not extracted until the late 1970s. The extracted ore, which has a reported concentration of 800ppm, is milled and processed at the nearby Namch'ŏn Chemical Complex (남천화학연합기업소). The ore extracted from this mine is called "ore number three (3호광석)," and reportedly has a uranium content of 0.8 percent. The mine is reported to be operating, but its capacity is unknown.
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