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AWARD: Durango salutes Avino safety record

MEXICO – Avino Silver and Gold Mines of Vancouver has been recognized for its outstanding efforts to improve safety conditions for workers and employees as well as its contributions to local communities in Durango where it operates a...



MEXICO – Avino Silver and Gold Mines of Vancouver has been recognized for its outstanding efforts to improve safety conditions for workers and employees as well as its contributions to local communities in Durango where it operates a mine. The award was announced by the governor of Durango, Jorge Herrera Caldera, during the annual Durango International Mining Week Convention.

“We are honoured that the governor has recognized Avino for its dedication to worker safety and community outreach,” said David Wolfin, Avino president and CEO. “Nothing is more important to us than the well being of our workforce and the communities in which we operate, and we are committed to maintaining the highest health and safety standards at our operation.”

Avino operates its namesake silver and gold mine in the heart of the Sierra Madre Silver Belt. The mine was first worked by the Spanish in the 1500s, and for the last 27 years has been operated by Avino. The property is home to open and underground mines as well as a 1,500-t/d mill.

More comprehensive information about the mines and the company is available at Avino.com.