Minto

LocationBralorne region, SW British Columbia
MineralsGold, silver, zinc
Ownership100%
StatusExploration - diamond drilling

Recent History

Avino has held the Minto Property since 1985, when the company conducted geological, geochemical and geophysical surveys as well as trenching. A number of targets were identified, and these were investigated with trenching in 1987. Due to low gold prices, subsequent work was limited until 2006-2007.

Early History

According to Infomine.com’s property data base, Minto Gold Mines Ltd. mined the property for gold, copper and lead between 1934 and 1940. Historic production was reported as 17,558 ounces of gold (0.20 opt Au recovered grade), 21,327 lbs. of copper and 124,421 lbs. of lead.

Recent Diamond Drilling - Significant Gold Grades

Diamond drilling in 2006 explored down dip extensions of gold bearing structures originally discovered in trench 827 on the Minto North Zone. Two of the four holes drilled intersected significant gold grades, as follows:

HOLE: MO-06-01

Sample #Intersection
(Meters)
Au
(g/t)
Au
oz/t
Zn
(%)
14345223.00 - 23.30 (0.30)5.310.155 
14345549.80 - 50.50 (0.70)4.510.132 
14345656.60 - 56.90 (0.30)7.580.221 
14345765.90 - 66.80 (0.90)7.520.219 
14345871.85 - 72.50 (0.65)2.600.076 
14345972.50 - 73.30 (0.80)1.040.030 
14346074.90 - 75.30 (0.40)1.770.052 
14346191.75 - 92.00 (0.25)45.41.324 
14346292.50 - 93.30 (0.80)3.240.094 
14346395.65 - 95.90 (0.25)1.720.050
143465121.30 - 121.70 (0.40)3.500.1021.74
143466124.70 - 125.60 (0.90)5.360.1561.33
143467127.00 - 127.50 (0.50)4.190.122 
143468133.27 - 134.27 (1.0)3.390.099 
143472137.2 - 137.55 (0.35)2.390.070 

HOLE: MO-06-04

Sample #Intersection
(Meters)
Au
(g/t)
Au
oz/t
14348048.15 - 48.70 (0.55)2.020.059
14348256.77 - 57.50 (0.73)5.930.173
14348660.5 - 61.50 (1.00)1.920.056
14348761.5 - 62.50 (1.00)9.040.264
14348963.5 - 64.50 (1.00)1.380.040
14349166.7 - 67.70 (1.00)2.990.087
14349272.6 - 73.50 (0.90)1.080.031
14349574.8 - 75.80 (1.00)9.470.276
14349681.5 - 82.30 (0.80)2.620.076
14349992.9 - 93.57 (0.67)9.540.278
143500101.1 - 101.80 (0.70)1.390.041

Down hole intersection lengths are reported, true widths are unknown. 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.

Avino’s projects are under the supervision of Mr. Jasman, Yee P.Eng, Avino director, who is a qualified person within the context of National Instrument 43-101. Mr. Yee has reviewed and approved the technical data herein.

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