Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
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Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

January 16, 2007 02:00 ET

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.: Drill Hole 50-743W to the South Returns 1.58 Ounces of Gold over 66.1 Feet 'Uncut'; Potential Strike Length of New South Zone Now in Excess of 1,400 Feet

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 16, 2007) - Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. (TSX:KGI)(AIM:KGI) (the "Company") is pleased to announce an update on exploration drilling testing the new, high grade ore system to the south of the existing mine.

The Company has received assays for nineteen drill holes testing mineralization south of the mine workings. The Company continues to intersect multiple zones of mineralization both above and below the 5300 level cross cut and has expanded the dimensions of the New South Zone.

Of considerable importance are the intersections in drill holes 50-743W and 53-527. Drill 50-743W assayed 1.58 ounces of gold per ton ("opt") uncut (0.71 opt cut) over a core length of 66.1 feet and represents the furthest east intersection to date on the New South Zone. Drill hole 53-527 assayed 0.84 opt uncut (0.56 opt cut) over a core length of 17.6 feet. This represents the furthest west intersection to date on what is interpreted to be the New South Zone. It has extended the potential strike length of the New South Zone to 1,400 feet.

Drill hole 53-531 has returned multiple ore grade intersections above the 5300 level. The "White Zone" intersection, which assayed 2.06 opt uncut (1.40 opt cut) over a core length of 17.1 feet indicates a localized widening of the zone, which appears to be the junction point of the New South Zone and the White Zone approximately 100 feet above the 5300 level.

"Drilling continues the expansion of all zones in the new system to the south of the workings." said Duncan Middlemiss, the Company's newly appointed Mine Manager. "Development on some of these ore zones is now proceeding in order to ascertain continuity and grade, and for bulk sampling purposes, which will allow for higher grade gold production options in the future"

Highlights of the current results:

- Drill 50-743W assayed 1.58 opt uncut (0.71 opt cut) over a core length of 66.1 feet. The intersection is located 110 feet east of previously released drill hole 50-732 which assayed 0.96 opt over a core length of 47.6 feet. (See press release dated October 24, 2006.)

- Drill hole 53-527 has intersected two parallel mineralized zones. The first zone from 547.0 to 590.5 feet assayed 0.30 opt over 43.5 feet and is interpreted to represent a new footwall zone to the New South Zone. The second zone from 661.4 to 679.0 feet assayed 0.84 opt uncut (0.56 opt cut) over a core length of 17.6 feet and is interpreted to be the New South Zone. Both intersections show good correlation with previously released drill hole 53-461 which assayed 0.36 opt over a core length of 12.2 feet and 1.27 opt over a core length of 3.0 feet. The intersections in 53-527 are 120 feet down dip of the respective intersections in 53-461. (See press release dated August 10, 2006.) (see figure 1)

- The "White Zone" intersection in drill hole 53-531 which assayed 2.06 opt uncut (1.40 opt cut) over a core length of 17.1 feet appears to represent the junction point between the White Zone and the New South Zone. This is a similar situation to the intersection in previously released drill hole 53-495 which assayed 1.99 opt uncut (1.58 opt cut) over a core length of 25.2 feet. (See press release dated December 14, 2006.) Both intersections in holes 53-531 and 53-495 are located approximately 100 feet above the level and they are 150 feet laterally from each other. (See figure 2.)

- The Lower D North intersections in both drill holes 53-528 and 53-530 (2.83 opt over 6.1 feet core length and 3.61 opt over 5.0 feet core length) were drilled from the existing Lower D North Footwall drift, and are the extensions of the zone which was recently drifted on; they do not represent the true width of the full zone at this location.

- Early intersections in drill holes 53-513 (14.0 to 26.0 feet) and 53-514 (22.7 to 54.5 feet) which assayed 1.85 opt over a core length of 12.0 feet of core length and 1.80 opt over a core length of 31.8 feet, respectively, show localized extensive mineralization spanning the Lower D North Footwall and the Lower D North zones.

- Lower D North intersections in drill holes 53-513, 514, 515, 528, 530 and 531 are close spaced and cover approximately 50 feet in the dip component as they were targeting other zones including the White, New South and YYZ.

The diagrams referred to in this release may be viewed at the Company's website, www.klgold.com and will provide context to the above statements.

Figure 1 is a plan view showing some of the latest drill hole results.

Figure 2 is a composite section showing some of the latest drill hole results.

(To view Figure 1 and Figure 2, please click on the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/kirkland1-2.pdf)

A full listing of the nineteen drill holes may be viewed on the Company's website.

The following table summarizes some of the latest drilling program results. (Imperial values)




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DRILL FROM TO HOLE DIP AZIMUTH ASSAY
HOLE No. VEIN (feet) (feet) (degrees) (degrees) (oz per ton/feet)
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50-743W New South 1990.0 2056.1 -12 120 1.58/66.1' equals
14.8 TW, Uncut
Incl. 2039.5 2040.7 0.71/66.1' CL equals
and 2040.7 2043.3 14.8 TW, Cut
New 2124.0 2125.9 6.36/1.2' CL equals
0.3' TW, VG
24.26/2.6' CL equals
0.6' TW, VG
4.40/1.9' CL equals
??TW
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53-531 Lower D
North 26.5 39.0 +45 108 0.58/12.5' CL equals
YYZ Zone 70.0 75.6 11.1' TW, VG
6.02/5.6' CL equals
Incl. 72.0 74.0 4.7' TW, Uncut
And 74.0 75.6 2.41/6.5' CL equals
White Zone 130.9 148.0 4.7' TW, Cut
10.10/2.0' CL equals
Incl. 137.0 138.5 1.7' TW, VG
and 144.0 146.0 7.89/1.6' CL equals
1.3' TW, VG
2.06/17.1' CL equals
15.3' TW, Uncut
1.40/17.1' CL equals
15.3' TW, Cut
6.52/1.5' CL equals
1.3' TW, VG
6.91/2.0' CL equals
1.8' TW, VG
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53-527 #7 183.5 184.7 -4 125 3.44/1.2' CL equals
#6 224.5 225.5 0.6' TW
White Zone 464.5 476.3 0.39/1.0' CL equals
0.5' TW
New 547.0 590.5 0.47/11.8' CL equals
New South 661.4 679.0 7.0' TW
0.30/43.5' CL equals
Incl. 673.0 674.4 13.9' TW
0.84/17.6' CL equals
5.7' TW, Uncut
0.56/17.6' CL equals
5.7' TW, Cut
7.14/1.4' CL equals
0.5' TW, VG
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53-513 Lower D
North 14.0 26.0 +29 132 1.85/12.0' CL equals
11.3' TW, Uncut
Incl. 14.0 15.0 1.09/12.0' CL equals
And 24.5 26.0 11.3' TW, Cut
YYZ Zone 61.5 63.9 10.64/1.0' CL equals
New South ? 160.0 165.5 0.9' TW, VG
4.84/1.5' CL equals
1.4' TW, VG
0.83/2.4' CL equals
2.2' TW
0.39/5.5' CL equals
4.4' TW
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53-514 Lower D
North 22.7 54.5 0 067 1.80/31.8' CL equals
18.0' TW, Uncut
Incl. 45.0 46.0 1.19/31.8' CL equals
and 47.5 49.0 18.0' TW, Cut
New 215.5 228.0 6.08/1.0' CL equals
0.6' TW, VG
Incl. 223.0 225.0 14.81/1.5' CL equals
New 250.0 267.3 0.8' TW, VG
. 1.17/12.5' CL equals
??TW, Uncut
0.92/12.5' CL equals
??TW, Cut
. 5.03/2.0' CL equals
??TW
0.17/17.3' CL equals
??TW
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53-515 Lower D
North 20.0 50.0 0 075 1.50/30.0' CL equals
17.0 ' TW, Uncut
Incl. 32.3 33.5 1.07/30.0' CL equals
And 35.0 37.1 17.0' TW, Cut
And 42.0 43.5 5.91/1.2' CL equals
New 79.5 81.6 0.7' TW
6.90/2.1' CL equals
1.2' TW, VG
5.29/1.5' CL equals
0.9' TW
1.36/2.1' CL equals
??TW, VG
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53-526 #7 247.0 255.0 -13 125 1.79/8.0' CL equals
Incl. 253.0 255.0 6.9' TW, Uncut
Lower D 1.74/8.0' CL equals
North 6.9' TW, Cut
Footwall 300.0 303.0 3.71/2.0' CL equals
New 680.3 682.0 1.7' TW
0.43/3.0' CL equals
1.7' TW
1.36/1.7' CL equals
??TW
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53-528 Lower D
North
Footwall 0.0 6.1 +15 075 2.83/6.1' CL equals
Incl. 2.30 4.10 2.5' TW, Uncut
Lower D 2.22/6.1' CL equals
North 42.4 67.8 2.5' TW, Cut
5.56/1.8' CL equals
Incl. 42.4 44.5 0.8' TW
White Zone 358.2 365.2 3.79/25.4' equals
New South 403.2 409.8 10.0' TW, Uncut
0.56/25.4' CL equals
10.0' TW, Cut
42.57/2.1' CL equals
0.8' TW, VG
0.49/7.0' CL equals
3.1' TW, VG
1.44/6.6' CL equals
2.9' TW, VG
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53-529 Lower D
North 13.0 33.5 +16 118 0.61/20.5' CL equals
White Zone 191.0 193.0 16.2' TW, VG
2.12/2.0' CL equals
1.7' TW
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53-530 Lower D
North
Footwall 0.0 5.0 +15 108 3.61/5.0' CL equals
Incl. 0.0 2.0 3.6' TW, Uncut
Lower D 1.56/5.0' CL equals
North 30.3 44.3 3.6' TW, Cut
8.62/2.0' CL equals
1.5' TW, VG
0.60/14.0' CL equals
10.0' TW, VG
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50-743C # 7 Break 919.2 920.9 -12 120 1.75/1.7' CL equals
Lower D 0.7' TW, VG
North 994.0 995.5 7.06/1.5' CL equals
New South 0.6' TW, VG
Footwall 2083.2 2158.4 0.27/75.2' CL equals
New South 2204.8 2213.0 10.4' TW
1.24/8.2' CL equals
1.1' TW, VG
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TW equals True Width CL equals Core Length VG equals Visible Gold
TELL equals Tellurides CUT equals cut to 3.50 oz/ton


A full listing of the nineteen drill holes may be viewed on the Company's website.

The following table summarizes some of the latest drilling program results. (Metric values)



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DRILL FROM TO HOLE DIP AZIMUTH ASSAY
HOLE No. VEIN (feet) (feet) (degrees) (degrees) (grams per tonne/m)
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50-743W New South 606.7 626.9 -12 120 54.2/20.2m equals
4.5m TW, Uncut
Incl. 621.8 622.2 24.3/20.2m CL equals
And 622.2 623.0 4.5m TW, Cut
New 647.6 648.1 218.1/0.4m CL equals
0.1m TW, VG
831.8/0.8m CL equals
0.2m TW, VG
150.9/0.5m CL equals
??TW, VG
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53-531 Lower D
North 8.1 11.9 +45 108 19.9/3.8m CL equals
YYZ Zone 21.3 23.0 3.4m TW, VG
206.4/1.7m CL equals
Incl. 22.0 22.6 1.4m TW, Uncut
And 22.6 23.0 82.6/1.7m CL equals
White Zone 39.9 45.1 1.4m TW, Cut
346.3/0.6m CL equals
Incl. 41.8 42.2 0.5m TW, VG
And 43.9 44.5 270.5/0.4m CL equals
0.4m TW, VG
70.6/5.2m CL equals
4.7m TW, Uncut
48.0/5.2m CL equals
4.7m TW, Cut
223.5/0.4m CL equals
0.4m TW, VG
236.9/0.6m CL equals
0.5m TW, VG
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53-527 #7 55.9 56.3 -4 125 117.9/0.4m CL equals
#6 68.4 68.8 0.2m TW
White Zone 141.6 145.2 13.3/0.4m equals
New 166.8 180.0 0.2m TW
New South 201.6 207.0 16.1/3.6m CL equals
2.1m TW
Incl. 205.2 205.6 10.0/13.2m CL equals
4.2m TW
28.8/5.4m CL equals
1.7m TW, Uncut
19.2/5.4m CL equals
1.7m TW, Cut
244.8/0.4m CL equals
0.2m TW, VG
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53-513 Lower D
North 3.7 7.9 +29 132 63.4/4.2m CL equals
3.4m TW, Uncut
Incl. 4.3 4.6 37.4/4.2m CL equals
And 7.5 7.9 3.4m TW, Cut
YYZ Zone 18.8 19.5 364.8./0.3m CL equals
New South ? 48.8 50.5 0.3m TW, VG
165.9/0.4m CL equals
0.4m TW, VG
28.5/0.7m CL equals
0.7m TW
13.4/1.7m CL equals
1.3m TW
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53-514 Lower D
North 6.9 16.6 0 067 61.7/9.7m CL equals
5.5m TW, Uncut
Incl. 13.7 14.0 40.8/9.7m CL equals
And 14.5 14.9 5.5m TW, Cut
New 65.7 69.5 208.5/0.3m CL equals
0.2m TW, VG
Incl. 68.0 68.6 507.8/0.4m CL equals
New 76.2 81.5 0.2m TW, VG
40.1/3.8m CL equals
??TW, Uncut
31.5/3.8m CL equals
??TW, Cut
172.5/0.6m CL equals
??TW
5.8/5.3m CL equals
??TW
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53-515 Lower D
North 6.1 15.2 0 075 51.4/9.1m CL equals
5.2m TW, Uncut
Incl. 9.8 10.2 36.7/9.1m CL equals
and 10.7 11.3 5.2m TW, Cut
and 12.8 13.3 202.6/0.4m CL equals
New 24.2 24.9 0.2m TW
236.6/0.6m CL equals
0.4m TW, VG
181.4/0.5m CL equals
0.3m TW
46.6/0.7m CL equals
??TW, VG
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53-526 #7 75.3 77.7 -13 125 61.4/2.4m CL equals
2.1m TW, Uncut
Incl. 77.1 77.7 59.7/2.4m CL equals
Lower D 2.1m TW, Cut
North 127.2/0.6m CL equals
Footwall 91.5 92.4 0.5m TW
New 207.4 207.9 14.7/0.9m CL equals
0.5m TW
46.6/0.5m CL equals
??TW
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53-528 Lower D
North
Footwall 0.0 1.9 +15 075 97.0/1.9m CL equals
Incl. 0.7 1.3 0.8m TW, Uncut
Lower D 76.1/1.9m CL equals
North 12.9 20.7 0.8m TW, Cut
190.6/0.6m CL equals
Incl. 12.9 13.6 0.2m TW
New South 109.2 111.3 129.9/7.8m equals
New 122.9 124.9 3.0m TW, Uncut
19.2/7.8m CL equals
3.0m TW, Cut
1,459.6/0.7m CL equals
0.2m TW, VG
16.8/2.1m CL equals
0.9m TW, VG
49.4/2.0m CL equals
??TW, VG
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53-529 Lower D
North 4.0 10.2 +16 118 20.9/6.2m CL equals
White Zone 58.2 58.8 4.9m TW, VG
72.7/0.6m CL equals
0.5m TW
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53-530 Lower D
North
Footwall 0.0 1.5 +15 108 123.8/1.5m CL equals
Incl. 0.0 0.6 1.1m TW, Uncut
Lower D 53.5/1.5m CL equals
North 9.2 13.5 1.1m TW, Cut
295.5/0.6m CL equals
0.5m TW, VG
20.6/4.3m CL equals
3.0m TW, VG
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50-743C #7 Break 280.2 280.8 -12 120 60.0/0.6m CL equals
Lower D 0.2m TW, VG
North 303.0 303.5 242.1/0.5m CL equals
New South 0.2m TW, VG
Footwall 635.1 658.0 9.3/22.9m CL equals
New South 672.2 674.7 3.2m TW
42.5/2.5m CL equals
0.3m TW, VG
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TW equals True Width CL equals Core Length VG equals Visible Gold
TELL equals Tellurides CUT equals cut to 120 grams/tonne



About the Company

The Company purchased the Macassa Mine and the 1,500 ton per day mill along with four former producing gold properties - Kirkland Minerals, Teck-Hughes, Lake Shore and Wright Hargreaves - in December 2001. These properties, which have historically produced some 22 million ounces of gold, extend over seven kilometres between the Macassa Mine on the east and Wright Hargreaves on the west and, for the first time, are being developed and explored under one owner. This camp is located in the Abitibi Southern Greenstone Belt of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.

The results of the Company's underground diamond drilling program have been reviewed, verified (including sampling, analytical and test data) and compiled by the Company's geological staff (which includes a 'qualified person', Michael Sutton P.Geo., the Company's Chief Geologist, for the purpose of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, of the Canadian Securities Administrators).

The Company has implemented a quality assurance and control (QA/QC) program to ensure sampling and analysis of all exploration work is conducted in accordance with the best possible practices. The drill core is sawn in half with half of the core samples shipped to the Swastika Laboratories in Swastika, Ontario or to the Macassa mine laboratory for analysis. The other half of the core is retained for future assay verification. Other QA/QC includes the insertion of blanks, and the regular re-assaying of pulps/rejects at alternate certified labs (Polymet, Accurassay). Gold analysis is conducted by fire assay using atomic absorption or gravimetric finish. The laboratory re-assays at least 10% of all samples and additional checks may be run on anomalous values.

The Company's Kirkland Lake properties are the subject of a report prepared by Roland H. Ridler, B.A.Sc.(Hons.), M.A.Sc., Ph.D.(Econ.Geol.), P.D., entitled Kirkland Lake Mineral Properties (Macassa Mine, Kirkland Lake Gold, Teck-Hughes, Lake Shore, Wright-Hargreaves dated November 30, 2001. The Company's Macassa Mine Property is the subject of reserve and resource report prepared by Glenn R. Clark, P. Eng., entitled Review of Resources and Reserves of Macassa Mine, Kirkland Lake, Ontario dated July 18, 2006. Both of these technical reports have been filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

Neither the Toronto Stock Exchange nor the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange has reviewed and neither accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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