Avino Silver and Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV:ASM) announced November production results from its San Gonzalo mine operation located on the Avino property near Durango, Mexico.
As quoted in the press release:
As stated in the previous news release dated October 24, 2012, the company began processing high grade mill feed from San Gonzalo on the first of October. Milling continued throughout November with an average throughput of 218 tonnes per day (“TPD”).
Avino expects that grades and recoveries will improve at lower levels of the mine as the vein extends below the oxidized zone near the surface. Silver assay results from 2007 drilling around the fourth and fifth levels of the mine produced a number of core intercepts (down hole) greater than 1,000 g/t Ag, some reaching as high as 5,265 g/t Ag, over 0.65 m; independently verified metallurgical test work on the core from the deeper levels yielded recoveries of 89-90% for silver and 92-93% for gold.