Kirkland Lake, Ontario Canada

The Macassa Mine, located in the Town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario remains one of the highest gold grade mines in the world. Since its initial discovery in 1911, gold has been a staple in the history of Kirkland Lake, Ontario. Between the years of 1905 and 1935 a multitude of mines opened in the area and these mines have produced more than 23 million ounces of gold collectively in the 20th century.