Avino Samples Further High Grade at San Gonzalo Mine

Avino Samples Further High Grade at San Gonzalo Mine 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- Avino
Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ASM)(NYSE
MKT:ASM)(FRANKFURT:GV6) ("Avino" or "the Company") is pleased to
provide the following update of activities at its San Gonzalo Mine 80
km North East of Durango, Mexico. 
San Gonzalo Development 
Avino continues with underground development extending the decline
from level 4 to level 5. The decline has advanced approximately 320
metres with 47 metres remaining to reach the level 5 elevation of
2,130 metres.  
This week, Avino received several new pieces of equipment from
Caterpillar which will speed up the ramp advance to level 5. The new
equipment was purchased using Avino's new credit facility through
Caterpillar announced in the news release dated December 20th, 2012.
The new equipment includes: 


 
--  Scoop tram 
--  Jumbo 
--  Loader

 
On the level 4 (elevation 2,175 metres) of the San Gonzalo mine,
Avino has been mining both to the NW and SE of the bottom of the old
shaft. Avino now has sample assay results from 157 metres of the vein
NW of the shaft and 197 metres SE of the shaft. Avino is still
waiting for assays from approximately 32 metres at the end of the SE
section. 
Avino staff channel sample the face after each round. These samples
are analyzed for silver, gold, copper, lead and zinc by fire assay
and AA methods at the Company's lab at the mine, providing an
estimate of vein width and grade. Channel samples are then taken from
the back and sent to be assayed by Inspectorate Labs for public
release in compliance with NI 43-101 (Refer to assay methods in QA/QC
section below). The lengths sampled to date are as follows: 


 
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North West of Cross Cut (old shaft)                                         
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Length along       Average    Silver      Gold    Copper      Lead      Zinc
 vein (m)        Width (m)     (g/t)     (g/t)     (ppm)     (ppm)     (ppm)
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27.89                 1.88       702      3.45       740     8,260    10,810
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14.14                 1.46        85      0.72       330     4,810     8,400
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49.29                 2.07       494      2.54       790    14,820    26,100
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10.18                 2.22     1,380      3.24     1,180     9,420    21,120
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27.50                 1.91       335      1.37       700     7,180    13,350
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9.38                  1.47        34      0.19       190     2,440     5,630
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18.54                 1.26       226      0.78       300     2,760     4,860
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156.92                                                                      
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South East of Cross Cut (old shaft)                                         
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Length along       Average    Silver      Gold    Copper      Lead      Zinc
 vein (m)        Width (m)     (g/t)     (g/t)     (ppm)     (ppm)     (ppm)
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4.6                   1.47        13      0.09       110     1,660     2,080
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30.72                 2.41       483      2.66       642     7,390    17,026
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16.89                 1.38        61      0.40       710     1,690     2,490
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8.07                  1.08        87      0.62       510     2,480     7,140
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16.34                 1.18        23      0.14       180     1,290     2,690
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9.0                   1.29       197      0.46       690     4,200     4,790
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7.29                  1.30        97      0.76       630     5,350    11,390
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6.19                  1.46        43      0.21       200       800     2,300
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24.37                 1.87     1,141      3.28       800     4,600     6,700
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13.53                 1.32       400      1.39       500     2,400     6,000
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4.77                  0.88        72      0.79       600       600     1,500
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4.47                  1.67       226      1.00     1,100     2,200     2,200
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7.98                  2.40     1,336     11.32     1,300     6,600     5,500
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10.85                 2.49       281      1.26       400     2,500     5,500
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12.09                 1.25       137      0.71       500     1,300     2,700
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4.33                  1.75       201      1.05       800     1,600     2,000
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7.37                  1.10       367      0.93       800     1,800     3,200
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7.82                  1.88       433      1.18       600     1,800     5,100
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196.68                                                                      
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The overall lengths shown in the Nov 1, 2012 news release have been
re-calculated over shorter more detailed lengths in order to
facilitate stope design. 
Stope 4-100 (see long section on Avino's website:
http://www.avino.com/i/pdf/SGSamplesJan292013.pdf) is supplying
material to Avino's San Gonzalo stock pile. The long section map also
shows that Avino has started the initial cut on stope 4-200, which
will mine material from below stopes 3 and 2-200 along the high grade
material shown in the above table. 
Total stockpile tonnage from San Gonzalo to date is 17,753 tonnes and
consists of development and mineralized material from levels 2, 3 and
4 and the draw down from stope 3-200. 
There was no concentrate held in inventory after the first
 week of
January as all of the remaining 2012 production was shipped to
Manzanillo and sold.  
Quality Assurance/Qualified Person(s) 
Assays of the channel samples were analyzed at Inspectorate labs in
Reno, Nevada. Gold analyses were by 30-gram fire assay with an atomic
absorption finish. Gold "overlimits" were re-analyzed with 30g fire
assay with a gravimetric finish. Silver, copper, zinc and lead are
analyzed as part of a multi-element inductively coupled argon plasma
("ICP") package using a four-acid digestion with over-limit results
for silver and gold being reanalyzed with assay procedures using fire
assay and gravimetric. 
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 
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and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995, including that it is our target to become a significant
low-cost primary silver producer, to expand our resources and
reserves, to increase the mines output and to identify, explore and
develop new targets on the property. There can be no assurance that
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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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