Avino December Production Report

Avino December Production Report 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/07/13 -- Avino
Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ASM)(NYSE MKT:ASM)(NYSE
Amex:ASM)(FRANKFURT:GV6) ("Avino" or "the Company") is pleased to
announce the following December production results from its San
Gonzalo mine operation located on the Avino property near Durango,
Mexico.  
Production numbers from October, November and December as well as the
yearly production total from the San Gonzalo mine are as follows: 


 
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                                                                         YTD
                                       October  November  December       San
                                          2012      2012      2012   Gonzalo
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Total Mill Feed (dry tonnes)             6,647     6,528     6,364    19,538
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Average Daily Throughput (TPD)             214       218       235       222
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Day of Operation                            31        30        27        88
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Feed Grade Silver (g/t)                    233       256       287       258
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Feed Grade Gold (g/t)                     0.93      0.99      1.19      1.04
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Bulk Concentrate (dry tonnes)              180       177       181       538
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Bulk Concentrate Grade Silver (Kg/t)      7.04      7.37      7.90      7.44
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Bulk Concentrate Grade Gold (g/t)         25.0      25.4      28.6      26.3
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Recovery Silver (%)                         82        78        78        79
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Recovery Gold (%)                           72        69        68        69
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Mill Availability (%)                     97.2      98.1      87.9      94.3
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Total Silver Produced (Kg)               1,265     1,302     1,433     4,000
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Total Gold Produced (g)                  4,489     4,487     5,185    14,162
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Total Silver Produced (oz's)                                                
 calculated                             40,671    41,870    46,066   128,607
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Total Gold Produced (oz's)                                                  
 calculated                                144       144       167       455
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Total Silver Equivalent Produced                                            
 (oz's)                                 47,888    49,083    54,401   151,373
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Silver equivalent was 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. Year to date and
calculated figures may not add up due to rounding. 


 
--  Mill feed tonnage processed in December decreased slightly over October
    and November due to breaks for the Christmas and New Year holidays.  
--  The daily rate increased to 235 TPD compared to October and November at
    214 and 218 TPD respectively.  
--  December feed grades of silver and gold were higher than those of
    October and November. The higher feed grade resulted in improved silver
    equivalent ounces produced for the month of December to 54,401 ounces
    from 49,083 ounces in November and 47,888 ounces in October. 
--  December silver and gold recoveries were similar to those of November.  
--  Closing inventory of the San Gonzalo stockpile located near the crushing
    plant decreased to 20,471 tonnes from an opening inventory of 22,088
    tonnes. 

 
QA/QP  
Mill assays are performed at the lab onsite at the mine. Check
samples are verified by SGS laboratory Services 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.  
Avino's primary goal is to become a significant low-cost primary
silver producer with specific objectives to; expand resources and
reserves, to increase the mines output and 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
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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,
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associated with project development; the need for additional
financing; operational risks associated with mining and mineral
processing; fluctuations in metal prices; title matters;
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key personnel; the potential for conflicts of interest among certain
of our officers, directors or promoters of with certain other
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competition; dilution; the volatility of the our common share price
and volume; tax consequences to U.S. investors; and other risks and
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may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be
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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