Sŏnbong Uranium Mine

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Last Updated: June 1, 2005
Other Name: 선봉광산; Unggi Uranium Mine (웅기광산); Nasŏn Uranium Mine (나선광산); Rajin-Sŏnbong Uranium Mine; Najin-Sonbong Mine (나진-선봉광산)
Location: Sŏngbong-kun (선봉군), special administrative city of Nasŏn (나선직할시), North Hamgyŏng Province (함경북도), North Korea* *Note: Unggi-kun is an old name for Sŏnbong-kun, which is now a district in Nasŏn.
Subordinate To: Ministry of Extractive Industries (채취공업성), Cabinet (내각)
Size: Unknown
Facility Status: Unknown

According to Bermudez, this mine was discovered and determined to be operational by Western sources in 1992; however, its current status is unknown.

[1] Joseph S. Bermudez, Jr., "North Korea's Nuclear Infrastructure," Jane's Intelligence Review, 1 February 1994, pp. 74-79.
[2] Chang Chun Ik, Pukhan Haek-Missile Chŏnjaeng, (Seoul: Sŏmundang, 1999), p. 133.
[3] So Yong-ha, "Capacity for Nuclear Weapons Development," Hoguk, July 1989, pp. 119-122, in "North's Nuclear Capability Assessed," FBIS-EAS-89-148, 3 August 1989, pp. 23-26.
[4] Osamu Eya, Kimu Jon Iru Daizukan (Tokyo: Shogakkan, 2000), pp. 64-65.

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