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Macassa Mine shows plenty of life

Kirkland Lake Gold finds more high-grade zones near South Mine Complex
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KL Gold's new headframe at the Macassa Mine property. (Len Gillis Photo)

Exploration drilling continues to glitter for Kirkland Lake Gold especially in areas near the new Macassa South Mine Complex (SMC) and along the Amalgamated Break in the Northern Ontario town that bears its name.

A company news release on September 16 said several new high grade mineral zones have been discovered from extensive drilling both east and west of the SMC.

The release outlined the results of 71 drill holes representing more than 29,000 metres of drilling from exploration drifts on the 5300 level going east and west as well as the 5600 ramp which targeted the lower Amalgamated Break zone.

Altogether, four drilling rigs are responsible for the new results but the company said two more rigs are being set up to bolster the exploration program.

KL Gold President and CEO Tony Makuch said in a news release that the results indicate the mine continues to have significant potential for growing the operation.

“Very importantly, today’s results also include new high-grade intersections along the Amalgamated Break, in two key target areas we identified earlier this year. The results support our view that the Amalgamated Break offers substantial exploration potential and represents a whole new chapter for exploration in the area, given that it extends parallel to the Main and “04” Breaks through the Kirkland Lake gold camp," he said.

“We will follow up on today’s results over the balance of this year and look to expand our exploration efforts along the Amalgamated Break going forward.”