Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.
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Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd.

December 18, 2006 08:01 ET

Avino Announces Results of 2006 Drilling on Minto Property

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 18, 2006) - Avino Silver and Gold Mines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ASM)(OTCBB:ASGMF)(BERLIN:GV6)(FWB:GV6)is pleased to announce results of the 2006 drilling program at its Minto Property in Bridge River Gold Mining area approximately 100 km north of Vancouver, B.C.

The four diamond core holes were drilled to explore down dip extensions of gold bearing structures originally discovered in trench 827 on the Minto North Zone.

For details please consult our website and refer to the June 22, 2005 News Release: http://www.avino.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=110491&_Type=News-Releases&_Title=Trench-Chip-Samples-Assay-Averaged-14.76-gt-Gold-for-9.0-metres-on-the-Mint... (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to copy and paste this hyperlink into your Internet browser's URL address field.)

Holes MO-06-01 and 02 were drilled from a site approximately 10 m west of trench 827. Hole MO-06-03 was drilled from a site approximately 2 m north and 7 m east of MO-06-01, 02. Hole MO-06-04 was drilled from the same set-up.

The gold bearing structures consist of sets of parallel narrow (1-2 mm) fractures containing quartz, carbonate, grey sulphide veinlets.

Details of the drill holes and assay results for the fractures sampled are as follows:



Hole: MO-06-01 5639195N 517518E Bearing 120 Dip 45 Length 151.49 m

Principal Intersections:

Intersection Au Au Zn
Sample No. (Metres) (g/t) (oz/t) (%)
143452 23.00 - 23.30 (0.3) 5.31 0.155
143455 49.8 - 50.5 (0.7) 4.51 0.132
143456 56.60 - 56.90 (0.3) 7.58 0.221
143457 65.90 - 66.80 (0.9) 7.52 0.219
143458 71.85 - 72.50 (0.65) 2.60 0.076
143459 72.50 - 73.30 (0.80) 1.04 0.030
143460 74.90 - 75.30 (0.40) 1.77 0.052
143461 91.75 - 92.00 (0.25) 45.4 1.324
143462 92.50 - 93.30 (0.80) 3.24 0.094
143463 95.65 - 95.90 (0.25) 1.72 0.050
143465 121.30 - 121.70 (0.4) 3.50 0.102 1.74
143466 124.70 - 125.60 (0.9) 5.36 0.156 1.33
143467 127.00 - 127.50 (0.5) 4.19 0.122
143468 133.27 - 134.27 (1.0) 3.39 0.099
143472 137.2 - 137.55 (0.35) 2.39 0.070

MO-06-02 5639195N 517518E Bearing 120 Dip 60 Length 75.29 m

Intersection Au Au
Sample No. (Metres) (g/t) (oz/t)
143477 56.50 - 57.10 (0.6) 4.96 0.145

MO-06-03 5639197N 517509 E Bearing 120 Dip 45 Length 130.15 m
No significant intercepts

MO-06-04 5639197 517509E Bearing 082 Dip 45 Length 130.15 m

Intersection Au Au Zn
Sample No. (Metres) (g/t) (oz/t) (%)
143480 48.15 - 48.70 (0.55) 2.02 0.059
143482 56.77 - 57.5 (0.73) 5.93 0.173
143486 60.5 - 61.5 (1.0) 1.92 0.056
143487 61.5 - 62.5 (1.0) 9.04 0.264
143489 63.5 - 64.5 (1.0) 1.38 0.040
143491 66.7 - 67.7 (1.0) 2.99 0.087
143492 72.6 - 73.5 (0.9) 1.08 0.031
143495 74.8 - 75.8 (1.0) 9.47 0.276
143496 81.5 - 82.3 (0.8) 2.62 0.076
143499 92.9 - 93.57 (0.67) 9.54 0.278
143500 101.1 - 101.8 (0.7) 1.39 0.041


Samples were collected under supervision of Chris J. Sampson, P. Eng., a qualified person under NI 43-101. Samples were assayed at Eco-Tech Laboratory Ltd., Kamloops, B.C., a certified assayer by fire assay with A.A. finish.

On Behalf of the Board

David Wolfin, President

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