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Avino Announces Final Results From The NorthEast Block Q1-Q2 2019 Drill Campaign at the Bralorne Gold Mine

Press Release

August 13, 2019


Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (ASM: TSX/NYSE American; GV6: FSE; “Avino” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce complete results from the Q1-Q2 2019 drilling campaign in the newly identified NorthEast Block 
(“NE Block”) Vein Network (see Figure 1) at the Bralorne Gold Mine located near Gold Bridge, British Columbia.  First pass drill testing of this exciting target is now complete, and the area is considered by Avino to have high potential to host another large Bralorne-style gold vein system.

Drilling began in the NE Block on January 11, 2019 and 35 holes have now been completed with gold-bearing quartz veins intersected in 27 holes, including 12.35 g/t (grams per tonne) gold over 0.91 meters true width at 204.7 meters depth in SB-2019-024, and 3.06 g/t gold  over 2.6 meters true width at 257 meters depth in SB-2019-031. Assay results from all 35 holes into the NE Block have now been received. Drilling through Q3 will target underexplored and highly prospective volumes between the historic Bralorne and Pioneer mines.

The Company is using the gross proceeds of CDN $6,000,000 raised from the Flow-Through share offering which closed on April 27, 2018 to fund the exploration work. The news release dated April 27, 2018 describing the offering may be viewed on the Avino website or under the Company’s profile on SEDAR ( and was also filed with the SEC on Form 6-K.

Flow-through funds for this campaign are available to be used by the end of December 2019. An estimated CDN $4.5 million has been spent to date on 24,000 meters of an expected 28,000 to 30,000 meters of diamond drilling program. The program was planned in two phases with Phase One targeting underexplored portions of known veins from Q4 2018 through Q1 2019, and Phase Two targeting new discoveries in unexplored portions of the property from Q1 2019 until the end of the year.

“We are very encouraged by the completed first pass drill testing of the NE Block target area, and we now consider the area to have high potential to host another large Bralorne-style gold vein system.” said David Wolfin, Avino’s President and CEO. “The drilling during the third quarter will be focused on the underexplored areas between the historic Bralorne and Pioneer mines.  We look forward to receiving these assays later in the year and to the continued success of the drill campaign.”

Drilling Campaign – NE Block Target Initial Results (see Figure 2)

The 2019 NE Block drilling campaign has identified a new vein array with an 1,100 metre strike extent using a wide-spaced 150 metre drill pattern.  The occurrence of gold bearing quartz veins in 77% of these holes, together with the structural and textural similarities that appear between these intercepts and the mineralization at the nearby King, Bralorne and Pioneer mines, is considered strongly supportive of Avino’s exploration thesis. (see the Avino news release dated April 1, 2019).

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