SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

October 30, 2007 09:29 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Additional Equipment Testing at the Mill and Processing Facility Deer Trail Mine, Including Hydrocyclone Tests Conducted by Senior Metallurgist

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced additional equipment testing at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine, including testing of the Krebs hydrocyclone, which is used to classify ores after they have been ground through the ball mill. The hydrocyclone testing was conducted under the supervision of Edgar Blanco, senior metallurgist for Unico's wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary.

A new photo gallery showing the testing of the hydrocyclone is expected to be added to the Media section Unico website, http://www.unicomining.com, in the next several days.

Testing of the Krebs hydrocyclone was conducted to help determine the necessary operating parameters for the milling of ores in the facility. The hydrocyclone is a key piece of equipment, which conducts the size classification of the ore after it has been ground in the ball mill. The underflow, or material that is too course to progress to the next step in the processing circuit, will be cycled back to the ball mill to be reground, and the overflow, which is material that has been crushed to the appropriate size, will be sent to the conditioning tank prior to entering the floatation process.

During the tests, workflow rates of the hydrocyclone were observed by running ore samples containing 20%, 40% and 60% solids through the cyclone. The ore samples were mixed in a tank and pumped to the hydrocyclone. Samples of the underflow and overflow were taken to help determine the locations of the particle distribution and the percentage of solids that will be required to be pumped to the hydrocyclone during milling operations. By altering the percentage of solids being pumped to the hydrocyclone, the particle size in the underflow and overflow can be manipulated.

The ore that was used in the hydrocyclone testing was a composite comprised of ores found in various locations on the Deer Trail Mine property. Screened stockpiled material at the site is expected to be the most immediate target of processing operations at the Deer Trail mill facility once operations have been initiated. The ore samples were crushed, pulverized and placed into five gallon buckets under strict guidance of Mr. Blanco. The samples, which were prepared in the lab, simulated the finely ground product that will be generated in the ball mill during milling operations.

"The ongoing metallurgical testing work conducted by Mr. Blanco, both inside the mill and in the onsite laboratory facility at the Deer Trail Mine, is an important aspect of the preparations to begin processing operations at the site," stated Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico. "This testing is expected to reduce the time that will be required to fine tune the mill after startup, and we are pleased that the hydrocyclone test was successfully completed. We have confidence that as the final wiring work and equipment testing inside the mill buildings is completed, Mr. Blanco will continue to refine the necessary protocols and make the proper adjustments so the facility will operate with the highest possible levels of efficiency once processing operations are initiated."

Unico recently completed the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine for its Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary.

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About Unico, Inc.

Unico, Inc. (OTCBB: UCOI) is a publicly traded natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector that is focused on the exploration, development and production of gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper concentrates at its three mine properties: the Deer Trail Mine, the Bromide Basin Mine and the Silver Bell Mine. The company has also announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims. Recently, Unico announced that its wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary had completed the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine from Crown Mines, LLC. For more information, please visit www.unicomining.com.

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