SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

May 09, 2008 10:03 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Issuance of May 2008 Investor Newsletter Highlighting the Completion and Testing of the Floatation Circuit at the Deer Trail Mill and Processing Facility

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today issued the May 2008 edition of its investor newsletter, which highlights the completion and testing of the floatation circuit at the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah.

A PDF version of the May 2008 newsletter has been added to the company's website at, and an email notification of the newsletter's release will be sent to subscribers to Unico's electronic mailing list.

In mid-April, Unico announced that the reconstruction of the floatation circuit had been completed and testing with screened material from the site was underway. The company subsequently posted a new photo gallery showing the testing of the floatation circuit on its website, Video clips of testing of the floatation circuit are expected to be added to the "Multimedia" section of the website in the near future.

Pictures from the gallery, several of which are included in the newsletter, show testing of the float cells monitored by Edgar Blanco, senior metallurgist for Unico's wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary. As testing proceeds, additional improvements and adjustments are being made to the floatation circuit as needed.

Another article in the newsletter reviews the recent appointment of David N. Lewis to serve as senior engineer and mine manager for the Deer trail Mining Company. Mr. Lewis possesses a successful 30-year track record in underground and open pit mining of copper, diamonds, gold, industrial minerals, lead, platinum, silver, uranium and zinc. He has demonstrated a proven ability to provide sound operations, project, and engineering management in Canada and the United States, as well as developing countries including Guyana, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Saudi Arabia.

The newsletter also includes a story regarding the receipt of an additional $200,000 in financing, which is being utilized to fund activities at the Deer Trail mill and processing facility, as well as additional underground mine maintenance and rehabilitation work at the Deer Trail Mine. Unico has received a total of $1,000,000 in financing since the beginning of the 2008 calendar year to help stimulate operations at the Deer Trail Mine.

"The events reported in the May 2008 newsletter, particularly the testing of the floatation circuit at the Deer Trail mill and processing facility with material from the site, represent a milestone for Unico as it supports the activities of its wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary," commented Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "We look forward to even more progress in the coming months as the company seeks to further refine the processing protocol and enhance operations at the mill 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 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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