SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

January 08, 2007 09:34 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces 2007 Exploration Plan for Clyde and Crown Point Mineral Claims

Both Surface and Underground Drilling Possible as Part of Exploratory Program

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced the 2007 Exploration Plan for the Clyde and Crown Point mining claims, which includes additional survey and mapping work, improvements to the property, and potentially underground and surface exploratory drilling on the claims. The Clyde and Crown Point mining claims were subjects of a lease agreement with Unico's wholly owned subsidiary, Deer Trail Mining Company, Inc., in July 2006.

The Exploration Plan, which was developed under the supervision of Unico president Wayne Ash, calls for 1) Completion of the EDM (Enterprise Data-Miner) surveying underground, 2) Complete underground geological mapping and sampling in targeted areas, 3) Surveying of the pits and surface workings, 4) Surface geological mapping, 5) Self-Potential and/or Induced Potential geophysical surveys, 6) Further improvement of the access to targeted areas, 7) Possible underground diamond drilling on the upper two levels, 8) Possible surface diamond drilling in targeted areas.

"In addition to the completion of the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine and conducting our resource definition program at that property, executing the Exploration Plan for the Clyde and Crown Point properties is an important aspect of Unico's strategy to build value for shareholders in 2007," said Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "The Exploration Plan was developed using information gained from our preliminary analysis work of these claims, and we are optimistic that the Clyde and Crown Point can potentially become key properties for Unico in the future."

Work undertaken by Deer Trail Mining Company personnel since the acquisition agreement includes preliminary surface mapping of structures, alteration, rock types, and mineral occurrences. Several samples have also been pulled for assay as part of a comprehensive analysis of the properties. Some initial improvements have been undertaken at the Clyde property including the construction of a timber bridge to allow access to additional areas of the property.

The Deer Trail Mining Company agreed to acquire the Clyde and Crown Point mining claims in Piute County, Utah for the purpose of conducting mine exploration, evaluation, and mining activities on the properties. Acquisitions such as Clyde, Crown Point and 70 additional mineral claims in the area, which were announced by Unico in September 2006, are part of Unico's strategy to identify and acquire new properties for mining programs and to provide feed material for the mill and processing facility being completed at the company's Deer Trail Mine property.

The 33-acre property that includes the patented Clyde and Crown Point mineral claims is located directly southwest of the Deer Trail Mill site in the Mount Baldy Mining District. The Clyde claim was originally staked in the 1880s when silver and gold ore were discovered on the hillside. Shortly thereafter, the Crown Point claim was staked, partially overlapping the Clyde.

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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 recently announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims. For more information, please visit

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