Kirkland Lake Gold (ASX:KLA) - CEO, Tony Makuch
CEO, Tony Makuch
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  • Kirkland Lake Gold (KLA) has discovered a new large area of mineralisation at its Maccassa Mine in Ontario
  • At the site’s Main Break zone, the company intersected 141.3 grammes per tonne gold across 2.3 metres
  • After correlating this result with other recent drill work, Kirkland has outlined a new high-grade gold corridor
  • This corridor is 700 metres long and 300 metres wide and is located close the existing mine
  • However, the site remains at reduced staffing levels until April 30, due to COVID-19 concerns in the region
  • Kirkland Lake’s share price is up 4.20 per cent and shares are trading for $62 each

Kirkland Lake Gold (KLA) has discovered a new large mineralisation corridor at its Maccassa Mine in Ontario.

At the site’s Main Break zone, the company intercepted a 2.3 metre core at a grade of 141.3 grammes of gold per tonne.

After correlating this result with other recent drilling work, Kirkland has identified a 700-metre long and 300-metre high corridor of high-grade mineralisation.

The high-grade intercepts were discovered close to a mine shaft that is already under development. As a result, the new area of mineralisation is located within a reasonable step-out distance of the operational mine.

President and CEO of Kirkland Lake, Tony Makuch stated the new mineralisation corridor provides a unique and compelling opportunity at Maccassa.

“We are extremely encouraged by the exploration results being announced today, which include the continued expansion of the SMC (South Mine Complex) as well as the identification of a large area of high-grade mineralization along the historic Main Break,” he stated.

“While the resurgence of mining in Kirkland Lake over the last 10 to 15 years has been driven by the discovery and growth of the south mine complex, we have always recognised that the Main Break remains a highly-prospective target for additional exploration success,” he said.

Tony went on to say that the newly discovered corridor is located close to pre-planned infrastructure and could substantially change the site’s known mineral resource.

However, any further development may prove difficult while operations at the site remain disrupted. Earlier this month, the company was forced to reduce staff at Maccassa to help limit the spread of COVID-19 which has already been recorded at the company’s Detour Mine, also in Ontario. 

The reduced staff at Maccassa will continue to manage production and environment measures until April 30, at which point the company hopes to resume normal operations.

Kirkland Lake’s share price is up 4.20 per cent and shares are trading for $62 each at 11:38 am AEST.

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