Exploration

Avino is continuing to explore the San Gonzalo zone as well as other high-potential targets on the property to expand known resources and the mine's output. Historic near- to-surface mining on the property has left many clues as to where mineralization hot spots are located. Using modern technology to integrate, manage and interpret more than 80 km of Induced Polarization (IP) Geophysics, 1,500 soil samples, satellite imagery, data from ongoing drilling and historic data, the company is seeking to define new high potential targets that were not visible or accessible in the past.

In 2016, Avino is continuing both surface and underground drill programs to further explore the San Gonzalo vein at depth as well as other high priority targets on the property.

Avino owns both a surface and underground drill and will conduct the drilling internally. The surface LY-44 drill was recently fully rehabilitated with replacement components to make it more powerful; it now has a capacity of 800 metres using an NQ drill hole diameter.

Qualified Person(s)

Avino's projects are under the supervision of Chris Sampson, P.Eng, BSc, 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 herein.