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Avino Press Release: Further Developments At San Gonzalo

Avino Silver and Gold Mines (“Avino”) is pleased to announce results of further underground development at its San Gonzalo project at the Avino property in Durango Mexico.

Avino’s mine contractor DMG have been driving two declines, the upper level 1 (2306 m) elevation and the lower level 2 (2260 m elevation). Both levels have 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 and San Gonzalo. They are shown on a plan map on Avino’s website.

Avino’s previous news release June 4, 2010 gave results of channel sampling on lines 1 through 15 on the initial drifting (Level 2 2260m) along Veta San Gonzalo 1 (24.73 m length 2.15 m average width, 1.27 g/t gold, 341 g/t silver, 5274 ppm lead, 2273 ppm zinc, 442 ppm copper).

This heading was extended to a further 22 m to S.E. along the San Gonzalo 1 vein. Line 16 was not on the vein but Lines 17 through Line 21 gave assay results across the vein as follows:-

Line	Width	Au	     Ag	     Pb	    Zn	    Cu
	(m)	(g/tonne)
17	1.50	1.874	     886    5919    3827   1070
18	1.90	1.526	     896    6272    6091   1057
19	1.70	1.621	      32   21825   33562   1340
20	2.20	0.828	     363    4907    4367    754
21	0.75	5.091	     534   12000   10800   7160
Avg:	1.61	1.752	     532    9651   11438   1605

Level 2 (2260 m) also explored San Gonzalo Vein (see plan map on Avino website). This vein is narrower but there are values in both footwall and hanging wall. Values have therefore been averaged across a minimum mining width of 1.2 metres as shown over a strike length of 28.45 metres.

Line	Width	Gold	Silver	Lead	Zinc	Copper
	(m)	(g/tonne)
1	1.20	0.145	  35	1302	 5090	 177
2	1.20	1.157	 661	2862	 3648	 326
3	1.20	0.213	 148	1845    15460	 461
4	1.20	0.518	 101	1143	 4174	 756
5	1.20	0.491	  47	3366    13743	 711
6	1.20	0.351	  45	 917    12538	1818
7	1.20	1.006	  68	8741    43950	 939
8	1.20	0.850	 269	5275    18734	1336
9	1.20	0.439	 115	1991	 6155	7689
10	1.20	0.404	  85	1864	 7890	 582
11	1.20	0.387	 124	2975    11495	 842
12	1.20	0.535	 246	3230    10167	 847
13	1.20	0.185	  38	 786	 8879	 408
14	1.20	0.446	  64	 765	 9339	 533
15	1.20	0.468	 122	2887	12315	 414
16	1.20	0.681	 149	3317	15233	 528
17	1.20	0.564	 155	1498	 8715	 213
18	1.20	0.572	 134	3220	12250	 200
19	1.20	0.716	 190	2140	 7143	 162
20	1.20	0.631	 228	3545	10430	 118
Avg:	1.20	0.538	 151	2683	11867	 703


The Upper Level 1 (2306 m) has been driven Northwest along the San Gonzalo Vein and has broken in to the old San Gonzalo workings.

The San Gonzalo vein in this location is narrow. Channel Samples L1 through L14 were collected across the vein along a strike length of 16.88 m. Over this length the vein averaged 0.73 m wide, 0.562 Gold, 108 Silver, 992 Lead, 2653 Zinc, 487 Copper (all values ppm).

The exploration drift on the Lower Level 2 (2260 m) along the San Gonzalo 1 vein is currently also being advanced to the northwest towards a possible intersection with the San Gonzalo vein.

All samples were assayed at SGS Labs Durango. The assay method for gold is FAA 313 which is gold by fire assay withAAS finish, For silver, the method is AAS 21E which is a 3 acid digestion followed by AAS finish. For silver assays greater than 300g/t, the FAG 313 is applied which is fire assay followed by a gravimetric finish. ICP 14B is used for lead, zinc and copper. This is an aqua regia digestion followed by ICP-AES finish. For assays greater than 10,000ppm, ICP 90Q is used which is the ore grade version using a sodium peroxide fusion followed by ICP-AES finish.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“David Wolfin”
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David Wolfin
President

Source: Company Website

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