SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

April 22, 2008 09:16 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Completion of the Floatation Circuit as Testing Is Initiated at the Deer Trail Mill and Processing Facility

Testing of the Floatation Circuit Includes Processing of Screened Material From the Deer Trail Site

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced additional progress of reconstruction work and testing of the floatation circuit at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. Reconstruction of the floatation circuit has been completed and testing with screened material from the site is underway.

A new multimedia gallery, including photographs and video showing the testing of the mill floatation circuit, is expected to be added to the Media section of the Unico website,, in the next several days.

Since the last update on the progress of mill reconstruction, the final electrical connections and piping required to begin testing of the floatation circuit with material from the site have been completed. Electrical connections to the thickener have been made, and successful testing of the lifting and rake mechanisms has been completed. The pump that will be used to transport thickened tailings to the Eimco filter has been installed as has the necessary piping. New seals for the lower gearbox of the Eimco filter have also been installed.

Eight tons of new grinding balls for the ball mill were delivered and placed into the mill before the testing of the floatation circuit began.

As the testing continues, additional improvements and adjustments are being made to the floatation circuit as needed. The company is seeking to initiate continuous processing in the near future.

All personnel are currently being trained in safety procedures associated with the mill operations in accordance with Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations and guidelines.

"We are quite pleased to have initiated testing of the completed floatation circuit at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine," commented Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "We will continue to make adjustments and improvements as necessary in order to provide for the most effective and efficient means of operation at the facility, and we will report our progress to shareholders as additional milestones are reached."

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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. 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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