Rock-Bursts in the Kirkland Lake Area

WHEN mining development began in the Kirkland Lake camp, twenty-five years ago, there was very little information obtainable from surface showings as to the nature of the ore deposits . A length of almost a mile of the main 'break' lay under the south arm of the lake, and elsewhere most of the outcrops were covered with glacial drift. Shafts were sunk on ore-bodies of uncertain value, either on the outcrop of the veins or because of the lake to the north- in the south or hanging-wall .
Keywords: Kirkland Lake Gold Area, porphyry, stope, syenite, tuff, Mine, Mines, mining, pillar, Pillars, Shafts, stope, stopes
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