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The Matachewan camp is located in the southwestern Abitibi Greenstone Belt of the Superior Province, 55 kilometres west of Kirkland Lake, northeastern Ontario. Gold production from the camp has come entirely from two contiguous mines, the Young-Davidson mine (YDM) and the Matachewan Consolidated mine (MCM). Between 1933 and 1957, a total of 9. 6 million tonnes of ore with an average grade of 3. 1 g/t Au and 0. 93 g/t Ag was produced from these mines. In 1979-80 Pamour Porcupine Mines Limited removed an additional 18,000 tonnes of ore at >3.4 g/t from open pit operations on the...

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