SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

December 04, 2006 09:00 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Installation of Key Equipment as Part of Reconstruction of Mill and Processing Facility at the Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced additional progress on reconstruction at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah.

Work on the ball mill is complete, with the installation of new rubber ball mill liners by representatives from Weir Minerals North America Rubber Engineering ( Millwright Jean Duvall, who was contracted to inspect the ball mill and supervise improvements, has completed his work at the site but will return to supervise any additional adjustments that may be made once the ball mill has started operating.

Several critical pieces of equipment in the mill's floatation circuit have been installed in the main mill building. The reconditioned Gallagher float cells have been installed above the ball mill. The Gallagher cells will be primary float cells for the lead and silver circuit. The Denver float cells, which work as cleaner cells to make the lead/silver concentrate a higher grade, have also been installed in the main mill building. Conditioner tanks, which are also part of the floatation circuit, have been moved into the mill building and installed.

A new photo gallery showing the newly installed equipment will be added to the Unico website within the next several days.

"We are pleased to have completed the placement of this floatation circuit equipment, including the engineering on the ball mill itself, which brings us closer to beginning processing operations at the facility," commented Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "With construction of the mill and related buildings at the site essentially complete and the installation of key pieces of equipment progressing well, we look forward to finishing the remaining work so that revenues can be established from processing operations at the facility."

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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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