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GOLD EXPLORATION – Highest grade yet in Kirkland Lake camp, 5.5 opt Au

ONTARIO Vancouver-based KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD has drilled what it believes to be the highest grade intersection in t...


ONTARIO Vancouver-based KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD has drilled what it believes to be the highest grade intersection in the Kirkland Lake camp in northern Ontario. The assays came from a new gold system to the south of the camp’s Main Break.

Kirkland Lake said it was attempting to define the scale and size of the new system via the cross-cut on the 5300 level of its Macassa gold mine. The company interprets the intersection to be part of the north extension of the Lower D North zone. Drill hole 40-740 intersected 5.57 opt Au (uncut) over a core length of 50 ft, including 181.5 opt Au over 1.0 ft. For readers of the metric persuasion, those numbers are 190.94 g/t Au over 15.25 metres, including 6,221.78 g/t Au over 0.3 metre.

Plan views of the new zone are posted at www.KLGold.com as figures accompanying the Sept. 6 news release.


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