SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

October 26, 2006 08:55 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Mineralization Results From Interim Summary Report on Analysis of Diamond Core Samples From Drilling Program at Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 26, 2006 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced additional information from an Interim Summary Report submitted by Behre Dolbear and Company (USA), Inc., ("Behre Dolbear") which is providing geological services at Unico's Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah. This report, which encompasses only a portion of the total holes that will be ultimately analyzed in the Final Summary Report from Behre Dolbear, includes the best intervals of mineralization for each hole analyzed thus far and provides values of gold, silver copper, lead, and zinc.

The report from Behre Dolbear states:

"The best intervals based on thickness and grades in multiple metals in the six holes from which analyses have been received are listed in Table 2.

Table 2 shows that significant mineralization in most of the holes is confined to relatively narrow intervals ranging from 1.0 feet to 10.6 feet. The thickest intercept with significant mineralization is in UDDH 12 at 55.2 feet. The intervals are uncorrected for the true widths of the intercepts and will all be thinner than stated, some possibly as much as fifty percent thinner. Overall, silver contributes the most value of the metals in Table 2 with zinc second and gold, copper, and lead contributing subordinate values. In some of the intervals, the silver and gold are high but the base metals are low. Copper contributes more value than zinc in some of these intervals. Only one of the intervals (UDDH 11 at 105.0 to 110.6 feet) has high values in all of the metals. The highest gold and silver values are in UDDH 1 (5.273 ppm Au=0.167oz/t Au; 366.9 ppm Ag= 10.71 oz/t Ag), and UDDH 11 (4.564 ppm Au= 0.133 oz/t Au; 585.1 ppm Ag= 17.08oz/t Ag).

Table 2

Best Interval from Each Analyzed Hole

UDDH  Analyzed  Analyzed  Interval  Au(ppm) Ag(ppm) Cu(%)   Pb(%)   Zn(%)
      From      To       (Feet)
1     365.5     370.4     4.9       5.723   366.9   0.01    0.16    0.42
      406.6     417.2     10.6      1.062   177.6   0.11    0.58    1.58
      456.0     462.5     6.5       0.350   156.4   0.24    1.38    2.08

5     322.0     327.0     5.0       0.870   164.1   0.25    2.09    1.27
      419.0     419.9     0.9       1.510   116.0   0.27    0.35    0.18

9     293.7     300.1     6.4       0.372   46.8    0.15    1.28    1.78
      434.6     435.6     1.0       0.310   102.0   0.39    5.20    6.59

11    7.7       13.4      5.7       4.564   585.1   0.45    0.71    0.83
      105.0     110.6     5.6       1.600   550.6   0.96    2.0     2.43

12    5.8       61.0      55.2      0.608   183.1   0.44    0.40    0.67
      220.0     221.9     1.9       2.170   128.0   0.01    0.01    3.32

13    77.9      78.9      1.0       0.380   188.0   0.60    3.10    3.89
There is potential for an economic deposit at the Deer Trail Mine if the metals occur together in significant grades and in widths (generally greater than 10 feet) that are adequate for mining. Additional work is required to determine if those conditions exist. Before additional drilling is done, the results of the logging, analyses, and observations by Behre Dolbear should be combined with the data and results from previous work to develop a three-dimensional model of the deposit. Development of that model will require data from surface and underground mapping, previous mining, and drilling from this and previous campaigns. All of this data on lithologies, structures, mineralization, and alteration must be put together on maps and cross sections to build the model. Based on that model, the geometry (true widths and lateral extents) and grades of the mineralization as currently known will be indicated and decisions can be made if additional drilling has the potential to define economically mineable mineralization. It has not been determined if there is adequate data available from previous work to construct a good model."

Wayne Ash, President of Unico, Inc., commented, "The information in the Interim Summary Report is precisely what we were looking for from these initial holes. The report shows that in the holes analyzed thus far, there is at least one mineralized area of considerable thickness, UDDH 12, and that there are smaller thicknesses of higher-grade ore, such as the gold and silver occurring in UDDH 1 and UDDH 11. The results to this point have confirmed our expectations, and we look forward to the completion of the analysis of the data and the final report from Behre Dolbear."

Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc., stated, "With the work completed thus far, we are well on our way to establishing new paths for future mining potential at the Deer Trail mine. This initial data will only enhance the direction of our exploration plans and help to define new areas of targeted interest never known to exist.

"We appreciate the insight and continued efforts by Behre Dolbear and await their additional reporting and analysis on this phase 2 program. Their consulting views are extremely important to us, and we are very encouraged by their interest in our project," 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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