SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

March 13, 2007 09:53 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Interim Core Splitting and Logging Report From Underground Diamond Core Drilling Program at Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced additional logging and splitting work conducted by Behre Dolbear and Company (USA), Inc. on core samples taken from the underground diamond core drilling program conducted at the Deer Trail Mine in 2005. Behre Dolbear is a preeminent mining industry consultancy firm that is providing geological services at Unico's Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah.

Photographs of the recent core logging and splitting work are expected to be posted to the company's website,, in the next several days.

Consulting geologist Alex Scarbrough, who was assigned to the project by Behre Dolbear, has continually overseen the core logging and splitting work of the diamond core samples on site at the Deer Trail Mine and lab facility. As an update to previous reports, Hole UDDH #7 was logged from 0-773 feet. Master spreadsheets were set up to facilitate entry of sample intervals and assay results for UDDH #2, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10. Sample intervals for UDDH #7 were selected, marked, and entered into a spreadsheet. Previously selected sample intervals for analyses from previously logged UDDH #4 were entered into a spreadsheet.

Logged and spilt samples are subsequently bagged and tagged for shipping to ALS Chemex lab in North Vancouver, British Columbia for assay.

Behre Dolbear has also assembled electronic data to make plots of the core holes that have been logged and analyzed. The plots will include stratigraphy and lithology from the core logs and histograms of the gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), and zinc (Zn) analyses.

The work includes development of a worksheet combining all the ALS Chemex analyses from the holes that have been analyzed. Individual samples were composited into intervals based on the reported grades of gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc.

Behre Dolbear is also evaluating additional drilling data, maps, and reports received from Unico's wholly owned subsidiary, Deer Trail Mining Company. These additional reports show that two sets of holes have been drilled to test the tailings. One set was drilled in 1990 and is identified as the Andrus holes. A second set was drilled in 1993 and is identified as the Ecology Mining holes. This new information is being evaluated along with that which was previously received. Deer Trail Mining Company personnel have previously evaluated and reported on these two sets of data.

Plans for the tailings are to estimate the volume, the gold (Au) and silver (Ag) grades, and the tons based on the Andrus information and the volume and tons based on the Ecology information. These estimates will be compared with previous estimates in a short report to Deer Trail. The estimates of tons depend upon obtaining a tonnage factor from Deer Trail Mining Company personnel.

"Behre Dolbear's important work for Unico extends beyond the core logging and splitting of the samples from the underground diamond core drilling program at the Deer Trail Mine," said Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "We look forward to the information that Behre Dolbear is compiling and expect that this analysis will contribute to our efforts to establish value at Deer Trail Mine.

"As this project moves toward its conclusion stage, all eyes will be focused on Behre Dolbear's additional analysis and final summary reporting. This work will be an integral part of moving this aspect of our project forward and pinpointing our direction as we map out our future exploration and mining efforts," added Mr. Lopez.

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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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