Avino Silver and Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV:ASM,NYSEMKT:ASM) announced completion of installation and testing of a new circuit with an average throughput of 250 tonnes per day at its processing facility located on the Avino property near Durango, Mexico.
As quoted in the press release:
Estimated and rounded data from the first week of production are as follows:
- Average daily throughput : 205 tpd
- Average feed grades: 85 g/t Ag, 1 g/t Au
- Metallurgical Recoveries: 67% for silver and 54% for gold
- Concentrate Grades: 3,600 g/t silver and 32 g/t gold
Circuit 2 brings the current processing capacity at the plant to 500 tpd. Avino plans to further expand the plant to 1,500 tpd with the re-commissioning of an additional 1,000 tpd circuit (“circuit 3″) to be completed in 2014 which will be used to treat new material from the historic main Avino mine.