Avino reports new power line energized and final permits received for new tailings storage facility

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VANCOUVER, June 13, 2016 /CNW/ – Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (ASM: TSX.V, ASM: NYSE – MKT; “Avino” or “the Company”) announces the following updates from its Avino property in Durango, Mexico.

Avino is pleased to report that the newly constructed dedicated power line to the mine site was energized and tested on June 8th during management’s visit. The test was successful and the line is now fully functional at the design capacity of 5 megawatts (“MW”). Current power consumption at the mine is approximately 2MW, leaving sufficient additional power for near-term expansion projects that are currently being organized, such as the Oxide Tailings Heap Leach/Merril-Crowe Precipitation Project (which would require 1 MW) and a possible expansion of the processing plant, which would require a further 1 MW. Additionally, the existing power line will be left in place to service local communities and provide backup power for the mine.

 

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