ONTARIO – Kirkland Lake Gold, of the town of the same name, reports drilling 279.72 g/t (8.16 opt) Au over a true width of 14.23 metres, a record intersection at the South Mine Complex (SMC). The drill hole targeted the east ’08 Break zone at the 5300 level within a previously defined resource.
“This is a world class intersection. Although the company does not routinely announce the assays of drill holes which pierce existing reserve or resource blocks, this particular drill hole deserves some attention. The combination of grade and width would make this intersection the richest in the 100 year history of the Kirkland Lake Camp,” said Stewart Carmichael, chief exploration geologist.
The intersection came from drill hole 53-1685 and probably represents a localized blowout of the New South zone. The hole also revealed that the mineralization is continuous between the New South zone and the footwall zone, resulting in the extraordinary width. Drilling will continue with the aim of extending the New South zone beyond currently defined resources.
CMJ is preparing a feature story about the growth of KLGold for our June-July issue. Watch for it.