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Makuch suggests new mine possible in Kirkland Lake

Jul 23, 2020

The president of Kirkland Lake Gold has made a bold prediction about a new mine in the company's namesake community, the first in 100 years. In an interview with Global Business Reports, Tony Makuch expressed significant confidence about a major extension of the Macassa Mine. 

In answer to a question about the company's expansion plans at its three operating mines, Makuch said the following: "At Macassa, a near surface resource was previously discovered along the Amalgamated Break. Recent drilling at depth has identified mineralization along the Amalgamated Break at depth below 5,800 feet. It is important to note that the past mining in Kirkland Lake has been entirely on the “Main or 04” Breaks and South Mine Complex. The Amalgamated Break is emerging as a potential new mining front and we have announced the development of an exploration ramp from surface into the new mineralization to support advanced exploration including both underground diamond drilling and bulk sampling. This ramp can also provide for a new ore source for the Macassa Mill, and allow for further exploration both on strike and to depth along the Amalgamated Break. This is exciting as it can lead to the development of a whole new mine in Kirkland Lake after 100 years of mining."

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