SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

July 19, 2007 09:35 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Addition of New Photo Gallery to Corporate Website Showing Reconstruction Work at the Mill and Processing Facility at the Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced the addition of a new photo gallery on the company's corporate website showing recent reconstruction work at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. The gallery can be found in the Media section of the site at

The new photo gallery contains a section showing the ball mill, which has just received final approval from Jean Duvall, the millwright contracted to supervise improvements to the ball mill, to operate. Mr. Duvall checked the alignment of the bull gear and pinion gears and made one last final inspection of the main trunion bearings. Once the power has been connected, there will be a dry run, and after any necessary adjustments are made, the balls will be installed inside the ball mill.

Another section of the gallery shows assembly of the thickener, which will primarily be used to thicken tailings. The thickener walls have been erected to their final height and have been completely welded including the angle iron stabilization rims. The thickener bridge, turning mechanism, rakes, decking, and stairways have all been installed. The majority of the safety railings have also been installed. The steel for the remaining railings has been delivered and installation is expected in the next several days. The overflow weirs have been fabricated, and once the weirs have been installed, the unit will be considered complete. Rust inhibitor paint will be applied before the thickener begins operating.

The gallery also shows photographs of an exterior stairway, which was constructed to allow for additional access to the mill building.

"The new photo gallery showing recent work at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine demonstrates how quickly the final stages of reconstruction are progressing," commented Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "With final inspection of the ball mill completed, we are preparing to perform a dry run once the power is connected to the facility. The thickener, which is the last major construction project within the mill buildings, is also in the final stages of assembly. We hope shareholders are closely following these updates and will monitor the remaining work in preparation for the initiation of operations at the Deer Trail mill and processing facility as well as our efforts in closing on the Deer Trail buy-out option with Crown Mines."

Unico, Inc. has secured the entire remaining balance of $1.7 million to exercise the lease buy-out option on the Deer Trail Mine from Crown Mines, LLC. The company is currently awaiting completion of the title report and all necessary due diligence to ensure that the Deer Trail Mine is properly conveyed to Unico's wholly owned the Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary. The final closing date is expected on or before July 31, 2007.

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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. For more information, please visit

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