Kirkland Lake Gold will initiate sinking of a new shaft at its high-grade Macassa mine 580 km north of Toronto, Ontario, in 2018. The 21.5-ft-dia, concrete-lined, four-compartment shaft will have total hoisting capacity of 4,000 metric tons per day (mt/d) (ore and waste) and is an important component of the Kirkland Lake’s plan to increase gold production at Macassa to more than 400,000 ounces per year (oz/y) over the next five to seven years.

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