Macassa Gold Mine

Macassa Gold Mine, last of the famous 7 underground mines that operated within the town limits of Kirkland Lake, Northeastern Ontario on the prolific Kirkland-Larder break.(September 1999 photo, BILL GLOVER in foreground)

Macassa Mine, owned by Kinross Gold Corporation & previously by Barrick Gold Corporation produced over 3.0 million ounces of gold bullion in its 66 year mine life from 1933 until closing in mid 1999. Record annual gold production of 103,000 ounces came in 1990. Bill Glover was Mine Manager of the Macassa mine-mill complex for 4 years between 1987-91; Assistant Mine Manager 1986-87 and; PROJECT MANAGER (No.3 SHAFT) 1982-86 for Lac Minerals Limited responsible for the 7,239 ft.(2207 metre) Macassa No.3 shaft sinking project.

Macassa # 3 shaft at 7239 feet deep became the deepest single-lift mine shaft in the Western Hemisphere when it bypassed the 7,173 ft Creighton #9 shaft in 1986 & held the record for 14 years, until the LaRonde #3 shaft was sunk deeper to 7,380 ft in early 2,000. Macassa #3 shaft still holds the world record as the deepest single-lift timbered shaft in the world.


Box 923

Kirkland Lake

Ontario P2N 3K4

Tel/Fax: 705-642-3665

United States

Box 1304

Big Timber

Montana 59011

Tel/Fax: 406-932-5746


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