ONTARIO – Based on recent high-grade core assays, KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD is hoping to begin mining its New South Central zone within the next 12 to 18 months. Hole 53-949 returned the best uncut result: 132.3 g/t Au (3.86 oz/ton) over 5.79 metres true width, including a 0.76-metre length that assayed 617.73 g/t Au (18.02 oz/ton). Hole 53-994 in the same zone returned 110.07 g/t Au (3.24 oz/ton) over 2.74 metres true width.
The New South zone has been divided into three areas – East, Central and West blocks. The Central block, where the bonanza grades were encountered, remains open at depth. It will be further explored from the 5300 level west crosscut beginning in July 2008. Development on this zone will include driving a 122-metre-long crosscut that will, in addition to accessing the New South Central, cut through the YYZ, New South West, New South West Footwall and Lower D North zones.
Go to http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/kgi0513.pdf to view a diagram of the development plans or visit the company’s website at www.KLGold.com.