Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
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Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.

October 24, 2006 02:00 ET

Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.: Exploration Drilling Continues to Return Significant Mineralization

Hole 50-741 to South Returns 1.55 Ounces of Gold Over 62.4 feet, 11.65 ounces over 9 feet and 0.58 ounces over 15.1 feet; Other New South Results include 1.30 Ounces of Gold over 21.2 Feet

KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 24, 2006) - Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. (the "Company") (TSX:KGI)(AIM:KGI) is pleased to announce an update on exploration drilling testing the new ore systems to the south of the No. 3 Shaft.

The Company has completed six additional drill holes from the 5000-foot level targeting the New South Zone. Five of the six holes have returned ore-grade mineralization.

Drill hole 50-741 has intersected multiple zones of mineralization including 1.55 ounces of gold per ton ("opt") uncut (or 1.02 opt cut) over a core length of 62.4 feet on the New South Zone. Drill hole 50-696W assayed 1.30 opt uncut (or 0.79 opt cut) over a core length of 21.2 feet on the New South Zone as well.

"The New South Zone continues to represent the most important discovery made by the Company to date and these latest results add to the increasing ounce base of these impressive zones," said Duncan Middlemiss, Kirkland Lake Gold's Engineering and Production Manager. "The potential for high grade production is currently being increased with every hole targeting this growing area."

Highlights of the current results:

- Drill hole 50-741 returned, in addition to the New South Zone intersection described above, seven additional intersections including 11.65 opt uncut (or 3.24 opt cut) over a core length of 9.0 feet, 0.37 opt over a core length of 5.4 feet, 0.58 opt over a core length of 15.1 feet, 0.55 opt over a core length of 4.3 feet, 0.42 opt over a core length of 6.8 feet and 5.21 opt uncut (or 1.82 opt cut) over a core length of 2.4 feet.

- The New South intersections in 50-696W and 50-741 have now proven continuity with previously released drill hole 50-696 which assayed 1.31 opt over a core length of 9.6 feet, 140 feet to the east (see press release dated February 14th, 2006) and has verified the potential dip component of 1,300 feet for the New South Zone. Drill hole 50-741 has extended the strike length to approximately 500 feet (see figure 1).

- The intersection of 11.65 opt over a core length of 9.0 feet in drill hole 50-741 correlates with a previously released intersections in drill hole 50-740 (1.11 opt over a core length of 4.7 feet, see press release dated September 6th, 2006). Initial interpretation of this new zone also shows a possible correlation with previously released drill hole 53-482 which assayed 9.60 opt uncut over a core length of 10.7 feet (see press release dated October 3rd, 2006). This new zone, now termed the "White Zone" indicates considerable potential as the distance between the intersections in 53-482 and 50-741 is 700 feet. Additional drilling will be required to prove continuity.

- The next series of pilot and wedged holes will target the New South Zone east of reported drill hole 50-732 which assayed 0.96 opt uncut (or 0.69 opt cut) over a core length of 47.6 feet.

The diagram 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 the latest intersections south of the No. 3 shaft workings.



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

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HOLE AZI-
DIP MUTH
DRILL FROM TO (degr- (degr- ASSAY
HOLE No. VEIN (feet) (feet) ees) ees) (oz. per ton/feet)
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50-741 Lower D 1103.2 1118.3 -13 133 0.58/15.1' CL equals
North 7.4' TW
White Zone 1292.4 1301.4 11.65/9.0' CL equals
8.0' TW, Uncut
3.24/9.0' CL equals
8.0' TW, Cut
Incl. 1292.4 1294.6 23.44/2.2' CL equals
2.0' TW, VG
and 1294.6 1296.9 15.53/2.3' CL equals
2.1' TW, VG
and 1296.9 1298.7 5.85/1.8' CL equals
1.6' TW, VG
New Zone 1404.8 1407.2 5.21/2.4' CL equals
TW?, Uncut
1.82/2.4' CL equals
TW?, Cut
Incl. 1404.8 1405.9 10.90/1.1' CL equals
TW?, VG, Tell
New South 2082.8 2145.2 1.55/62.4' CL equals
13.3' TW, Uncut
1.02/62.4' CL equals
13.3' TW, Cut
Incl. 2117.2 2119.6 12.20/2.4' CL equals
0.5' TW, VG
and 2122.0 2124.0 8.80/2.0' CL equals
0.4' TW, VG
and 2137.4 2139.2 4.36/1.8' CL equals
0.4' TW, VG
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50-696W New South 2133.4 2154.6 -14 128.8 1.30/21.2' CL equals
8.6' TW, Uncut
0.79/21.2' CL equals
8.6' TW, Cut
Incl. 2138.8 2140.7 9.12/1.9' CL equals
0.8' TW, VG
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50-696W2 New South 1862.2 1867.7 -14 128.8 1.36/5.7' CL equals
2.1' TW, Uncut
1.12/5.7' CL equals
2.1' TW, Cut
Incl. 1865.3 1866.4 4.76/1.1' CL equals
0.4' TW, VG
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50-696W4 New South 1921.7 1925.8 -18 133 0.71/4.1' CL equals
1.3' TW
New 2112.7 2129.7 0.36/17.0' CL equals
TW?
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50-732 New South 2045.42 2093.0 -12.5 124.8 0.96/47.6' CL equals
5.2' TW, Uncut
0.69/47.6' CL equals
5.2' TW, Cut
Incl. 2056.3 2057.8 4.33/1.5' CL equals
0.2' TW, Tell
and 2057.8 2059.1 12.36/1.3' CL equals
0.1' TW, VG, Tell
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50-732W New South 1902.4 1904.1 -12.5 124.8 1.62/1.7' CL equals
0.8' 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

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

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HOLE AZI-
DIP MUTH
DRILL FROM TO (degr- (degr- ASSAY
HOLE No. VEIN (m) (m) ees) ees) (grams per tonne/m)
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50-741 Lower D 336.3 340.9 -13 133 19.9/4.6m CL equals
North 2.3m TW
White Zone 394.0 396.8 399.4/2.8m CL equals
2.4m TW, Uncut
111.1/2.8m CL equals
2.4m TW, Cut
Incl. 394.0 394.7 803.7/0.7m CL equals
0.6m TW, VG
and 394.7 395.4 532.5/0.7m CL equals
0.6m TW, VG
and 395.4 395.9 200.6/0.5m CL equals
0.5m TW, VG
New 428.3 429.0 178.6/0.7m CL equals
TW?, Uncut
62.4/0.7m CL equals
TW?, Cut
Incl. 428.3 428.6 373.7/0.3m CL equals
TW?, VG, Tell
New South 635.0 654.0 53.1/19.0m CL equals
4.1m TW, Uncut
35.1/19.0m CL equals
4.1m TW, Cut
Incl. 645.5 646.2 418.3/0.7m CL equals
0.2m TW, VG
and 647.0 647.6 301.7/0.6m CL equals
0.1m TW, VG
and 651.7 652.2 149.5/0.5m CL equals
0.1m TW, VG
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50-696W New South 650.4 656.9 -14 128.8 44.6/6.5m CL equals
2.6m TW, Uncut
27.1/6.5m CL equals
2.6m TW, Cut
Incl. 652.1 652.7 312.7/0.6m CL equals
0.2m TW, VG
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50-696W2 New South 567.7 569.4 -14 128.8 46.6/1.7m CL equals
0.6m TW, Uncut
38.4/1.7m CL equals
0.6m TW, Cut
Incl. 568.7 569.0 163.2/0.3m CL equals
0.1m TW, VG
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50-696W4 New South 585.9 587.1 -18 133 24.3/1.2m CL equals
0.4m TW
New 644.1 649.3 12.3/5.2m CL equals
TW?
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50-732 New South 623.5 638.1 -12.5 124.8 32.9/14.6m CL equals
1.6m TW, Uncut
23.7/14.6m CL equals
1.6m TW, Cut
Incl. 626.9 627.4 148.5/0.5m CL equals
0.1m TW, Tell
and 627.4 627.8 423.8/0.4m CL equals
0.1m TW, VG
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50-732W New South 580.0 580.5 -12.5 124.8 55.5/0.5m CL equals
0.2m 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).

To view Figure 1, please click on the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/KGIfigure1.jpg


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