Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd. (NYSE-MKT:ASM: TSX.V, ASM; “Avino” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the following results from the first eight holes of its current drill program at the main Avino Mine located on the Avino property, 80 Km northeast of Durango, Mexico. The current drill program commenced in September, 2016, and comprises 18 holes in total, for a total of 2,955 metres. Eleven of the holes have been drilled to date, and eight have been assayed. The objective of this program is to explore the area of the Avino Vein System between the San Luis workings and the Elena Tolosa (“ET”) current production area. This new area is close to surface and accessible from the existing Avino Mine underground workings. The area was identified as a target of interest as it may have been overlooked in the past given that on surface and at shallow depths, the Avino Vein system splits into hanging wall and foot wall structures.