Detour Lake gold mine

Detour Lake Open Pit Mine is located 185 km NE from Cochrane, Ontario, Canada, within the northernmost Abitibi Greenstone Belt.

Detour Lake mine is Canada’s second largest gold mine.

The operation is situated in the area of the historic Detour Lake open pit/underground mine operated by Placer Dome which produced 1.8 million ounces of gold from 1983 to 1999. Detour Gold acquired the property in January 2007, completed a feasibility study in June 2010 and commenced gold production in February 2013. The Detour Lake operation has a mine life of approximately 22 years with an average gold production of 659,000 ounces per year, and includes the development of the West Detour project which is currently being permitted. Kirkland Lake Gold completed acquisition of Detour Gold on January 31, 2020.

Mining Method‎: ‎

Truck & Shovel / Loader

Mine Life‎:

‎23 years

Mine Type‎: ‎

Open Pit

Deposit Type:

Vein, Hydrothermal


100% – Kirkland Lake.


602 kozt in 2019

Reserves / Resources (12/31/2018): 

15,444 kozt – P&P; 5,689 – MI&I

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