SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

November 21, 2007 09:05 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Initial Geological Work Conducted at Clyde and Crown Point Mines

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 21, 2007) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced that initial geological work has been conducted in the areas of the Clyde and Crown Point mining claims by Dean Misantoni, senior geologist for Deer Trail Mining Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Unico, Incorporated. The Clyde and Crown Point claims were subjects of a lease agreement with Deer Trail Mining Company, Inc. that was announced in July 2006.

The report submitted by Mr. Misantoni states:

"Since August, 2007, initial geologic work has been conducted on the Clyde and Crown Point Mine areas. This includes the review of very limited previous geochemical data and maps of the area, aerial photographic examination, surface reconnaissance mapping and sampling, and Brunton and tape mapping/sampling of accessible underground workings.

As of this date, some 20 samples have been collected and analyzed by ALS Chemex in Vancouver, British Columbia. The initial focus has been on understanding the nature of the deposit(s), establishing the widths of mineralized structures, establishing the geochemical signature of the mineralization as an aid in guiding further exploration at depth, and its relationship to the mining district as a whole.

A mineralized, generally fine-grained hornblende-biotite porphyry of unknown dimensions is exposed on the surface and in underground workings on the property. It crops out over at least 500 feet in an east-west direction in the vicinity of the of the Clyde adits, and extends downhill to the south to near Cottonwood Creek Road. It was not noted in or near the Crown Point Mine. Faulted and mineralized intrusive contacts are exposed, either within steeply dipping clastic rocks, possibly shales of the Triassic Chinle Formation, on the west, or quartzites of the Jurassic Navajo sandstone on the east.

The property lies along several large, regional faults, and the Mesozoic sedimentary rocks are jumbled and rotated to near vertical, probably due to fault rotation, and possibly in part due to the intrusion. The form of the intrusive body appears to be that of a small plug or stock, as opposed to a dike, at the present level of exposure. Hydrothermal alteration varies from moderate propylitization (chlorite, magnetite, calcite) to intense phyllic alteration (clay/sericite) with disseminated pyrite and Fe-oxides. Rocks devoid of alteration are not exposed.

Mineralization consists of veins and mineralized breccias within the intrusion, and extends into the country rocks, which are sometimes altered to hornfels or fine-grained, green calc-silicate assemblages. The strongest zones of mineralization seem to occur along the northwest flank of the intrusion, at the brecciated contact of the intrusion with the enclosing sedimentary rocks, at the junction of at least two faults. Minerals consist of fine-grained pyrite-chalcopyrite-galena-sphalerite-tetrahedrite-tennantite in white to clear quartz veins and breccias. Other phases (enargite-covellite-chalcocite) have been tentatively identified. The mineralization appears to be unoxidized except for extensive, post-mine copper sulfate staining of fractures in the upper Clyde adit winze.

Although much work remains to be done, the Clyde prospect is definitely anomalous in a suite of elements, including gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), molybdenum (Mo), bismuth (Bi), barium (Ba,) and fluorine (F), consistent with the model for the mining district as a whole, and with a subvolcanic porphyry-type environment. The petrology of the intrusive, structural setting, and hydrothermal alteration types also fit the model quite well. The presence of a buried intrusive stock and porphyry system beneath Alunite Ridge has long been hypothesized, and the Clyde prospect (to the south and topographically beneath Alunite Ridge) may represent one instance where the top of such an intrusive system is exposed at the surface. Road access and drilling platforms are present, and are much more logistically sound than historic proposals to drill from platforms high on the mountains to the north."

Mark Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc., stated, "As we prepare to initiate processing operations at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine, we will concurrently work to explore and develop additional sources beneficial to the facility. These sources are expected to include underground mining activities associated with the Deer Trail Mine, as well as other potential targets from the additional claims in the area, which include the Clyde and Crown Point mines.

"We are quite pleased to have received this initial report from Mr. Misantoni and look to continue the geological analysis of these claims as we move forward with our exploration efforts," Mr. Lopez added.

In August 2007, Unico announced that it had completed the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine for its Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary.

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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. In August 2007, 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

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