Kirkland Lake Gold to expand gold production at Canadian mine

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Canadian gold miner Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd has announced plans to gradually raise gold production at its Detour Lake mine in north-eastern Ontario, Canada.


“When we acquired Detour Lake, we saw many opportunities to opti-mize the operation and generate value, including increasing produc-tion to 800,000 ounces per year, improving all-in sustaining costs … to $800 – $900 per ounce and significantly growing Mineral Re-sources and Mineral Reserves through an extensive exploration pro-gram,” said Tony Makuch, the president and chief executive of Kirk-land Lake Gold, as quoted in a statement.


The latest announcement was made on the occasion of the com-pany’s release of a measured and indicated mineral resources docu-ment which indicates a 10.1 million oz increase at Detour Lake.


The open-pit mine is Canada’s second largest gold producing mine, with the largest gold reserves, according to data from the business.