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Kirkland Lake Discoveries provides exploration update and starts geochemical soil survey

May 29, 2024

KL Discoveries is providing an update on the exploration strategy for the summer 2024 field season. The company has commenced an extensive soil sampling program across large areas of KL West and KL East. Mapping, prospecting, and sampling of key areas following drill results from the Hurricane Intrusive Zone will also be initiated. Drilling intersected intense alteration and fluid pathways that indicate the presence of a strong system and tracing key interceptions and geochemical traps to surface will help to increase understanding of this prospective system.

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Figure 1: Property map showing the location of the KL East and KL West projects.

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"This is a very large land package in the heart of one of the most prolific gold camps in Canada," states Stefan Sklepowicz, Interim CEO. "It takes systematic thought, many different exploration tools and methods, and an experienced team to put the pieces of the puzzle together. With a team of seasoned geologists, we're employing tried and tested exploration methodologies to systematically unravel the geological complexities of our land package, paving the way for groundbreaking discoveries." 

Geochemical Soil Survey

The Company will be undertaking an extensive soil sampling survey covering prospective areas on KL West (Figure 2) and KL East (Figure 3) that are highly prospective but have minimal outcrop. These soil sampling grids are contiguous with the programs that Val d'Or Mining and Eldorado Gold completed last year near KL West, and the soil sampling completed by Agnico Eagle Mines south of KL East.

Soil sampling provides a cost-effective method to narrow down potential targets in large areas. This will allow the Company to focus its resources on the areas with the highest potential for mineralization.

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Figure 2: KL West exploration targets and soil sampling grid.

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Figure 3: KL East exploration targets and soil sampling grid.

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Hurricane Intrusive Zone Exploration

In the winter of 2024, drilling at the Hurricane Intrusive Zone encountered wide intervals of syenite intrusive hosted quartz-veining and potassic-hematite alteration (Figure 4) accompanied by pyrite and subordinate chalcopyrite mineralization. This geological signature is very similar to the ore-bearing zones at the Young-Davidson mine owned and operated by Alamos Gold in Matachewan1. Drilling also intersected weakly gold-bearing zones of intensely bleached and altered zones within mafic volcanics. Both of the above geological environments provide vectors for continued prospecting and mapping with the goal of tracing these systems to surface. 


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