Avino November Production Report

Avino November Production Report 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/05/12 -- Avino
Silver and Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ASM)(NYSE
MKT:ASM)(BERLIN:GV6)(FRANKFURT:GV6) ("Avino" or "the Company") is
pleased to announce the following November production results from
its San Gonzalo mine operation located on the Avino property near
Durango, Mexico. 
As stated in the previous news release dated October 24, 2012, the
company began processing high grade mill feed from San Gonzalo on the
first of October. Milling continued throughout November with an
average throughput of 218 tonnes per day ("TPD"). 
Production numbers from October, November as well as the yearly
production total from the San Gonzalo mine are as follows: 


 
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                                        October 2012 November 2012       YTD
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Total Mill Feed (dry tonnes)                   6,647         6,528    13,175
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Feed Grade Silver (g/t)                          233           256       245
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Feed Grade Gold (g/t)                           0.93          0.99      0.96
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Feed Content Silver (Kg)                    1,548.75      1,672.14  3,220.89
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Feed Content Gold (g)                          6,201         6,494    12,695
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Bulk Concentrate (dry tonnes)                    180           177       357
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Bulk Concentrate Grade Silver (Kg/t)            7.04          7.37      7.20
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Bulk Concentrate Grade Gold (g/t)               25.0          25.4      25.2
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Recovery Silver (%)                               82            78        80
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Recovery Gold (%)                                 72            69        71
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Mill Availability (%)                           97.2          98.1      97.7
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Total Silver Produced (ozs)                   40,673        41,870    82,543
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Total Gold Produced (ozs)                        144           144       288
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Total Silver Equivalent Produced (ozs)        47,888        49,083    96,971
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Silver equivalent calculated using a 50:1 ratio for silver to gold.
Mill production figures have not been reconciled and are subject to
adjustment with concentrate sales. 
Mill tonnage is slightly below the forecast while the circuit is
being fine-tuned and will be ramped up once metallurgical results are
favorable. 
Avino expects that grades and recoveries will improve at lower levels
of the mine as the vein extends below the oxidized zone near the
surface. Silver assay results from 2007 drilling around the fourth
and fifth levels of the mine produced a number of core intercepts
(down hole) greater than 1,000 g/t Ag, some reaching as high as 5,265
g/t Ag, over 0.65 m; independently verified metallurgical test work
on the core from the deeper levels yielded recoveries of 89-90% for
silver and 92-93% for gold. 
QA/QP 
Mill assays are performed at the lab onsite at the mine. Check
samples are verified by SGS labs in Durango, Mexico. Avino's projects
are under the supervision of Chris Sampson, P.Eng, BSc, ARSM Avino
Consultant and Mr. Jasman Yee P.Eng, Avino director, who are both
qualified persons within the context of National Instrument 43-101.
Both have reviewed and approved the technical data in this news
release. 
About Avino 
Founded in 1968, Avino's mission is to create shareholder value
through profitable organic growth at the historic Avino property near
Durango, Mexico. We are committed to managing all business activities
in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner, while
contributing to the well-being of the community in which we operate. 
Our primary goal is to become a significant low cost primary silver
producer. Our specific objectives are to achieve full time commercial
production as soon as possible, expand resources, reserves and the
mines output as well as to identify, explore and develop new targets
on the property. 
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD 
David Wolfin, President & CEO 
Safe Harbor Statement - This news release contains "forward-looking 
information" and "forward-looking statements" (together, the "forward
looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities laws
and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995, including our belief as to the extent and timing of various
studies including the PEA, and exploration results, the potential
tonnage, grades and content of deposits, timing and establishment and
extent of resources estimates. These forward-looking statements are
made as of the date of this news release and the dates of technical
reports, as applicable. Readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on forward-looking statements, as there can be no assurance
that the future circumstances, outcomes or results anticipated in or
implied by such forward-looking statements will occur or that plans,
intentions or expectations upon which the forward-looking statements
are based will occur. While we have based these forward-looking
statements on our expectations about future events as at the date
that such statements were prepared, the statements are not a
guarantee that such future events will occur and are subject to
risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which could cause
events or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements. 
Such factors and assumptions include, among others, the effects of
general economic conditions, the price
 of gold, silver and copper,
changing foreign exchange rates and actions by government
authorities, uncertainties associated with legal proceedings and
negotiations and misjudgments in the course of preparing
forward-looking information. In addition, there are known and unknown
risk factors which could cause our actual results, performance or
achievements to differ materially from any future results,
performance or achievements expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements. Known risk factors include risks
associated with project development; the need for additional
financing; operational risks associated with mining and mineral
processing; fluctuations in metal prices; title matters;
uncertainties and risks related to carrying on business in foreign
countries; environmental liability claims and insurance; reliance on
key personnel; the potential for conflicts of interest among certain
of our officers, directors or promoters of with certain other
projects; the absence of dividends; currency fluctuations;
competition; dilution; the volatility of the our common share price
and volume; tax consequences to U.S. investors; and other risks and
uncertainties. Although we have attempted to identify important
factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ
materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there
may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be
as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that
forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual
results and future events could differ materially from those
anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We are under no
obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements except
as required under applicable securities laws. 
Cautionary Note to United States Investors - The information
contained herein and incorporated by reference herein has been
prepared in accordance with the requirements of Canadian securities
laws, which differ from the requirements of United States securities
laws. In particular, the term "resource" does not equate to the term
"reserve". The Securities Exchange Commission's (the "SEC")
disclosure standards normally do not permit the inclusion of
information concerning "measured mineral resources", "indicated
mineral resources" or "inferred mineral resources" or other
descriptions of the amount of mineralization in mineral deposits that
do not constitute "reserves" by SEC standards, unless such
information is required to be disclosed by the law of the Company's
jurisdiction of incorporation or of a jurisdiction in which its
securities are traded. U.S. investors should also understand that
"inferred mineral resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to
their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal
feasibility. Disclosure of "contained ounces" is permitted disclosure
under Canadian regulations; however, the SEC normally only permits
issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute "reserves"
by SEC standards as in place tonnage and grade without reference to
unit measures. 
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 
Contacts:
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
David Wolfin
President & CEO
604.682.3701
604.682.3600 (FAX)
ir@avino.com
www.avino.com
 
 
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