SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

January 30, 2007 08:50 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Continued Progress on Completion Phase of Reconstruction of Mill and Processing Facility at the Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 30, 2007 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced continued progress toward completion of the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah, including the installation of additional equipment for the facility. Photographs of the progress are expected to be posted to the company's website,, in the next several days.

The recently purchased WesTech 40-foot thickener, which will be primarily used to thicken tailings, has been delivered and is being prepared for installation. The cement foundation for the thickener has been poured.

The footings to support the Emico filter have been completed, and the legs that support the filter base have been fabricated. The filter base has been placed on its foundation. National Filter Media of Salt Lake City, Utah has supplied the Deer Trail Mining Company with samples of their filter media for the company's metallurgist to determine the best filter cloth for its application.

Installation of the constant density tank for feeding the hydrocyclone used in the classification of ores has been completed, and the company has installed the primary conditioning tanks used to treat the ores before going to floatation. A secondary conditioner tank has been installed that will be used to separate the zinc from the gold, silver and lead concentrate. The steel for the upper mezzanine above the thickener tank has been ordered and is scheduled for delivery this week. Much of the floor area of the new mill building was tamped and lined with bentonite, and the cement foundation has been poured.

"There has been a great deal of progress on the installation of equipment at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine over the last several weeks, and we are pleased to report these advances to our shareholders," said Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "Each step in the reconstruction program brings us that much closer to finishing the remaining work on the facility so that processing operations can begin at the mill."

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

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