Pakch'ŏn Uranium Mine

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Last Updated: June 1, 2005
Other Name: 박천광산; Pakchon Mine
Location: P'akch'ŏn-kun (박천군), North P'yŏng'an Province (평안북도), North Korea
Subordinate To: Ministry of Extractive Industries (채취공업성); and/or Pakch'ŏn Branch of the Atomic Energy Research Institute (원자력연구소박천분소), Yŏngbyŏn Nuclear Research Center (영변원자력센터), General Department of Atomic Energy (원자력총국), Cabinet (내각)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

The Pakch'ŏn Uranium Mine is reportedly one of North Korea's primary uranium sources, but its current status is unknown.

[1] Chang Chun Ik, Pukhan Haek-Missile Chŏnjaeng (Seoul: Sŏmundang, 1999), pp. 132-133.
[2] ROK Ministry of Unification, Pukhan Kaeyo 2000 (Seoul: Ministry of Unification, 1999), pp. 413-414.
[3] Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., "North Korea's Nuclear Infrastructure," Jane's Intelligence Review, 1 February 1994, pp. 74-79.

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