阿维诺银&金矿有限公司（ASM：TSX / NYSE American，GV6：FSE，“Avino” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the completion of an updated mineral 资源 estimate for 公司’位于墨西哥中西部杜兰戈附近的Avino物业（以下简称““Property”). The updated estimate encompasses the 属性’s 圣贡萨洛矿, the 阿维诺 Mine vein systems, and the 属性’s 氧化尾矿. The mineral 资源s estimate has been included in an updated technical report prepared by Aranz Geo Ltd. under National Instrument 43-101 (“NI-43-101”），它将在SEDAR（www.sedar.com) under 公司’s profile and filed on Form 6-K with the 美国证券交易委员会 within 45 days.
This updated mineral 资源 estimate includes 34 drill holes that were completed during the drill programs from 2016 to 2017. These drilling programs have significantly increased the amount of information available for 资源 estimation. The drill holes and assay data were incorporated into the updated mineral 资源 estimate. The results of the additional drilling contributed to an approximate 225% increase in tonnage in the 实测and 已指示 资源资源 categories and a decrease of 25% in the 推断 资源 due to a conversion of a portion of the 推断 资源资源 to the 已指示 资源资源 category.
The total measured and indicated mineral 资源s in all deposits totals 10.7 million metric 公吨 containing 47.5 million troy ounces of silver equivalent, 26.3 million troy ounces of silver, 217 thousand troy ounces of gold, and 86 million pounds of copper. The total inferred mineral 资源s in all deposits totals 6,090,000 metric 公吨 containing 23.2 million troy ounces of silver equivalent, 13.6 million troy ounces of silver, 109 thousand troy ounces of gold, and 33 million pounds of copper.
“We are very pleased with the updated mineral 资源 estimate, which demonstrates a significant increase in the mineral 资源s potentially available for mill feed”Avino总裁兼首席执行官David Wolfin说。“The successful drill program that started in 2016 has allowed us to evaluate the tonnage and grade in the area between the San Luis workings and the ET production area, the results of which have now been incorporated into this updated mineral 资源 estimate. We are confident that our 2018 exploration program will continue to build on the success of our past operations. I would like to thank the exploration team in 墨西哥 for their continued and invaluable efforts. 阿维诺 is celebrating its 50th year in the mining industry, and this would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the entire 阿维诺 team.”
The following is a summary of current 资源s at the San Gonzalo and 阿维诺 Mines, as well as the updated oxide tailings 资源, grouped into the measured, indicated and inferred categories. The effective date of the 资源 estimates is 2018年2月21日.
The 资源 estimates were prepared by Michael O’Brien P.Geo。，Pr.Nat。，是一名“Qualified Person” within the meaning of NI 43-101 and who is an employee of ARANZ Geo and independent of 阿维诺, as defined by Section 1.5 of NI 43-101.
阿维诺 - ET
阿维诺 - San Luis
阿维诺 - San Luis
Total 实测& 已指示
阿维诺 - ET
阿维诺 - San Luis
Mineral 资源s which are not mineral 保留 s do not have demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral 资源s may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, sociopolitical, marketing, or other relevant issues. The quantity and grade of reported 推断 资源s in this estimation are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient exploration to define these 推断 资源s as an 已指示 or 实测mineral 资源 and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in upgrading them to the 已指示 or 实测mineral 资源 category.
The mineral 资源 estimate is classified in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s “CIM定义标准-矿产资源和矿产储量”通过引用并入国家仪器43-101“矿产项目披露标准”.
矿产资源的临界品位为60、130和50 g/t silver equivalent grade for the 阿维诺, San Gonzalo and oxide tailings respectively as indicated in the table.
给美国投资者的警告提示-本文所包含的信息和通过引用并入本文的信息是根据加拿大证券法的要求准备的，该要求不同于美国证券法的要求。特别是，“resource”不等于这个词“reserve”。证券交易委员会’s (the “SEC”）披露标准通常不允许包含有关“measured mineral 资源s”, “indicated mineral 资源s” or “inferred mineral 资源s”或其他不构成矿藏的矿化量的描述“reserves” by 美国证券交易委员会 standards, unless such information is required to be disclosed by the law of 公司’公司注册地或证券交易地。美国投资者也应了解“inferred mineral 资源s”它们的存在有很大的不确定性，其经济和法律可行性也有很大的不确定性。披露“contained ounces” is permitted disclosure under Canadian regulations; however, the 美国证券交易委员会 normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute “reserves” by 美国证券交易委员会 standards as in place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures.
For 阿维诺 (ET and San Luis), San Gonzalo and 氧化尾矿
金价US $ 1,300 / oz
银价US $ 17.50 / oz
均衡器 =（24.06 x 金（g / t）+ 0.347 x 银 （g / t）+ 43.0 x 铜（％）-151.8 x Bi（％））/ 0.347
均衡器 =（0.03 x 金（g / t）+ 0.385 x 银 （g / t）-4.03 / 0.385
均衡器 = 69.37 x 金（g / t）+ 银 （g / t）
The 阿维诺 Mine
- A measured and indicated 资源 of 8,800,000 公吨 (at an average grade of 61 g/t silver, 0.61 含1720万金衡盎司银，172,500金衡盎司黄金和39,000吨铜（截止品位为60），每盎司黄金和0.45％的铜） g / t银当量。
- An inferred 资源 of 4,160,000 公吨 (at an average grade of 57 g/t silver, 0.60 g / t黄金和0.35％的铜），含770万金衡盎司的银，8万金衡盎司的黄金和15,000吨的铜，截止品位为60 g / t银当量。
The measured and indicated tonnage for the 阿维诺 Vein system at the ET Mine has increased from 1.45 million 公吨 to 8.80 million 公吨 due to infill drilling, increased width of the vein below 11th level, and additional hanging wall units encountered between San Luis and ET. The inferred tonnage has decreased by 28% from the previous estimate mainly due to in-fill drilling conversion to indicated 资源s.
The 阿维诺 Vein System at the ET Mine contains over three quarter of the tonnage on the 阿维诺 property and includes significant copper grades.
- A measured and indicated 资源 of 530,000 公吨 (at an average grade of 288 g/t silver and 1.47 g / t黄金），含490万金衡盎司的银和25,000金衡盎司的黄金（起始品位为130） g / t银当量。
- An inferred 资源 of 120,000 公吨 (at an average grade of 219 g/t silver and 0.86 g / t黄金），含80万金衡盎司的银和3,300金衡盎司的金，起始品位为130 g / t（银当量）。 The decrease in 推断 资源 is mainly due to development-based conversion of inferred 资源 to indicated 资源.
The San Gonzalo Vein System is comparatively higher grade and provides flexibility to 公司’金属价格不确定时的采矿业。
The indicated silver 资源 is unchanged and includes 1,330,000 公吨 at an average grade of 98 g/t silver and 0.46 截止品位为50的g / t黄金，总计420万金衡盎司白银和1.98万金衡盎司白金 g / t银当量。
The inferred 资源 is also unchanged and includes 1,810,000 公吨 at an average grade of 88 g/t silver and 0.44 最低品位为50的黄金/吨金，总计510万金衡盎司白银和25600金衡盎司 g / t（银当量）。
Mineral 资源s were estimated by ordinary kriging, optimized using kriging neighborhood analysis and verified by means of nearest neighbor and inverse distance methods, swathplot comparisons of estimates and visual inspections. Block models were created for the San Gonzalo and 阿维诺 Vein Systems and the 氧化尾矿 deposit and estimates were made utilizing blocks of sizes 20 m easting x 5 m northing x 10 Avino（ET矿井）的海拔高度m，尺寸10 m easting x 5 m northing x10 圣贡萨洛和40米的海拔高度 m easting x 40 m northing x 2 氧化物尾矿的海拔高度。
Classification of the mineral 资源 was based on ‘slope of regression’作为不确定性的一种度量，可以利用矿床的地质知识对实际几何形状进行调整。
Fundamental changes since the previous mineral 资源 estimates are (1) depletion due to mining (over 800 thousand 公吨 milled since the beginning of 2017), (2) significant new sampling information (3) changes to cut-off calculations and (4) reclassification of mineral 资源s in the light of improved understanding of confidence in the deposits at distances from the underground channel samples and drill hole samples.
More sampling information does not always lead to direct increases in 资源 tonnages and contained metal. In some cases, the new information provides improved understanding (developed by variogram modelling and kriging neighborhood analysis) that may demote some portions of mineral 资源 from high confidence categories, such as measured and indicated, to a lower confidence category such as inferred.
铜rrently, for the San Gonzalo and 阿维诺 Vein Systems, estimated blocks more than thirty metres from sampling are not considered to be of sufficient confidence to be included in the indicated category 资源s and have been classified as inferred 资源s.
For the 氧化尾矿, estimated blocks more than fifty metres from sampling are not considered to be sufficiently confident to be included in the indicated category 资源s.
阿维诺’在墨西哥杜兰戈（Durango）的项目受到Michael O的地球科学监督’Brien, P.Geo., Senior Principal Consultant, ARANZ Geo, and under the supervision and Jasman Yee P.Eng, 阿维诺 Director, who are both qualified persons within the context of NI 43-101. Both have reviewed and approved the technical data in this news release.
阿维诺是一家白银和黄金生产商，在墨西哥和加拿大拥有多元化的黄金，白银和贱金属资产管道，拥有近600名员工，并在墨西哥创造了1,600多个间接工作岗位。 阿维诺从其全资拥有的Avino和San Gonzalo矿山在墨西哥杜兰戈附近生产，目前正计划在加拿大不列颠哥伦比亚省的Bralorne金矿进行未来生产。公司’黄金和白银产量仍未对冲。公司’s mission and strategy is to create shareholder value through its focus on profitable organic growth at the historic 阿维诺 属性 near Durango, 墨西哥, and the strategic acquisition of mineral exploration and mining properties. We are committed to managing all business activities in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner, while contributing to the well-being of the communities in which we operate.
总统 & CEO
阿维诺银& Gold Mines Ltd.
安全港声明-本新闻稿包含“前瞻性信息” and “前瞻性陈述” (together, the “前瞻性陈述”）（适用的证券法和1995年的《美国私人证券诉讼改革法案》），包括公司的最新矿产资源估算值’位于墨西哥中西部杜兰戈附近的Avino物业（以下简称““Property”) with an effective date of 2018年2月21日 prepared for 公司, and reference to 实测, 已指示, 推断 资源资源 referred to in this press release. These 前瞻性陈述 are made as of the date of this news release and the dates of technical reports, as applicable. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on 前瞻性陈述, as there can be no assurance that the future circumstances, outcomes or results anticipated in or implied by such 前瞻性陈述 will occur or that plans, intentions or expectations upon which the 前瞻性陈述 are based will occur. While we have based these 前瞻性陈述 on our expectations about future events as at the date that such statements were prepared, the statements are not a guarantee that such future events will occur and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which could cause events or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such 前瞻性陈述. No assurance can be given that 公司’s 属性 does not have the amount of the mineral 资源s indicated in the updated report or that such mineral 资源s may be economically extracted.