SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

Unico, Inc.

February 11, 2009 10:05 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Additional Improvements at the Mill and Processing Facility at the Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UNCO), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced recent improvements at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. The floatation circuit at the mill facility has been completed and concentrate has been produced.

A new photo gallery showing the improvements at the mill facility will be added to the Unico website,, in the next several days.

A Falcon concentrator, which will be used to scavenge coarse un-floatable gold from the tailing stream has been delivered and installed at the facility and is currently being configured into the floatation circuit and tested. The concentrator was loaned to Unico's wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary for trial purposes only and will assist in determining if it is economical to recover any free gold in the sulfide tailings.

Several tests will be conducted with the Falcon concentrator on the Deer Trail oxide screened material. The concentrator may increase the overall recoveries of precious metals from the oxide material, helping in the overall economics of processing several additional waste dumps at the upper Deer Trail Mine. The unit is fully automated to aid in ease of operation.

An Eimco 4-foot 4 disc filter and Nash vacuum pump have also been installed at the mill facility. The reconditioned filter will be used to aid in the filtration of sulfide concentrates. The reconditioned filter is awaiting new filter sectors and filter media, which have been located and are scheduled to be purchased.

The second ore bin has been brought online, adding an additional 70 tons of crushed ore capacity to the ball mill circuit. This helps to facilitate continuous operation of the ball mill, allowing less frequent fillings of the single ore bin and allowing the floatation mill to operate a continuous 14 hours between reloading.

New reagent feeders that will feed soda ash and lime directly to the ball mill without being mixed with water first have been fabricated and are awaiting the delivery of the adjustable vibrating feeder attachments. This will help to conserve space on the upper landing in the floatation mill and simplify the slaking of the dry reagents being used. Current milling operations have used lime and soda ash in a liquid form.

"The improvements recently made to the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine are expected to improve efficiency at the mill," stated Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "We will continue to work to refine the operations at the mill in order to maximize the recovery of concentrates at the facility and move the project forward."

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About Unico, Inc.

Unico, Inc. (OTCBB: UNCO) 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 two mine properties: the Deer Trail Mine and the Silver Bell Mine. The company has also announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims including the Clyde and Crown Point 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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