We know Avino Silver for years and we have only one problem with this company - their goal "Resume production as quickly as possible" is in the market for the last five years at least. So far progress was very slow at least. But it is a junior mining silver play, even with sleeping management silver will not be able to slip from the company's property. Question is how much do they actually have? In the beginning of Silver boom years ago they had some kind of a huge bogus number posted of historical resources, which have disappeared with more strict reporting. Now we think with resent silver prices everything with the word silver could fly and Avino Silver definitely has some goods. The most important is that its Mill could justify market value of the company alone. We are pleased to see, finally, good results from ongoing exploration program.
"Avino Silver & Gold Mines is an experienced, Vancouver based mining and exploration firm with properties in Mexico and Canada.
The company's primary goal is to reactivate the Avino silver-gold-copper-zinc-lead mine in Mexico, which Avino operated for 27 years beginning in 1974. Low metal prices and the closure of a key smelter forced the operation to close in 2001.
Current metal markets and high-grade discoveries on the property's San Gonzalo vein have greatly improved the economics and feasibility for potential production.
Since 2007, Avino has invested in extensive rehabilitation and modernization of the mill. A 10,000-tonne bulk sample in 2010 is expected to move the project closer to a production decision.
Our key objectives for 2010:
Execute the San Gonzalo bulk sample program.
Continue developing the San Gonzalo resource
Resume production as quickly as possible
Expand resources, reserves and the mines output
Identify and explore new targets on the property
Avino also holds precious metals properties in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory.
2010-09-28 12:13 ET - News Release
Mr. David Wolfin reports
AVINO ASSAYS UP TO 0.80 M OF 5,522 G/T AG & 1.304 G/T AU AT SAN GONZALO
Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. has released an update of the continuing underground development at its San Gonzalo project at the Avino property in Durango, Mexico.
Avino's mine contractor, DMG, has been driving two declines, the upper level 1 (2,306-metre elevation) and lower level 2 (2,260-metre elevation). Both levels intersected the San Gonzalo vein, level 2 has intersected the San Gonzalo vein and a splay vein. These are known as San Gonzalo vein 1 (SG1) and San Gonzalo. They are shown on a plan map on Avino's website.
DMG drifted along both San Gonzalo and San Gonzalo 1 on both levels 1 and 2. To the northwest, both levels broke into the old San Gonzalo workings and DMG is now driving a raise to connect the two levels.
Avino is pleased with the minable widths and excellent grades found to date on SG1 in its underground development program. Avino has now outlined the areas on the San Gonzalo vein 1 where stope preparation for production will commence in the next few days. As shown on the plan map on Avino's website the results shown in the attached table are from west to east."