SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

November 13, 2007 08:43 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces New Photo Gallery Showing Progress of Additional Work Completed by Atlas Fausett Contracting to Rehabilitate the Deer Trail Mine for Underground Mining Activities

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - November 13, 2007) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced the addition of a new photo gallery on the company's corporate website,, showing the progress of work conducted by Atlas Fausett Contracting, with which the company's wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary has contracted for underground mine maintenance work including portal and stope rehabilitation at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah.

The new photo gallery showing the progress of underground work conducted by Atlas Fausett Contracting has been added to the "Media" section of the Unico website at

Atlas Fausett Contracting, a division of Atlas Mining Company (, is contracted to conduct initial underground maintenance work including the replacement of timber sets, clean up of the main haulage way and installation of ground support where needed. Atlas Fausett Contracting provides a variety of services, including site evaluation, feasibility studies, trouble-shooting and consultation prior to the undertaking of exploration and mine development. AFC projects include all types of underground mine development, rehabilitation and specialized civil construction.

Since initiating the mine maintenance work and reopening of the PTH Tunnel that is expected to pave the way for future underground mining activities at the Deer Trail Mine, Atlas has removed over three hundred feet of old timber that was being used for ground support within the first 2400 feet of the Deer Trail PTH Tunnel. Pictures in the new photo gallery show the removal of old timbers and the clearing of debris from the mine. The support timber was replaced to ensure structural integrity for underground mining activities at the mine, and the new timbers are shown in several gallery photographs.

The mine timbers that have been removed have been replaced with forty-six sets of timber that were placed on six-foot centers. In conjunction with the timbering work, Atlas has installed over 105 Jenmar rock bolts and 47 nine-foot steel support mats. The rock bolts and support mats can be seen in the new photo gallery. An additional 200 rock bolts are expected to be installed and 4 sets of timber replaced. Once this work is complete, rehabilitation work on the 3400 East stope can begin.

Engineering work is planned for the rehabilitation of the 6600 raise, which will be used to interlock the main PTH Tunnel with the upper Deer Trail #3 haulage tunnel. This will allow the company to gain access to the 8600 workings in the PTH Tunnel by providing a second escape route to the surface as required by the Mine Safety and Health (MSHA). The 8600 area was the last location to be mined which included shipments to outside mills during the period of 1970 through 1983.

Atlas' work is expected to bring the 3400 East stope in compliance with MSHA standards. The 3400 East area was previously mined for silver, gold, lead and zinc. The development waste generated from the rehabilitation of the 3400 East stope is expected to provide immediate feed for the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine, in addition to the material from the upper dump area, which has been screened and is prepared for processing.

"The continued progress shown in the new photo gallery demonstrates the effectiveness of our relationship with Atlas Mining, and we look forward to their ongoing work, which is expected to pave the way for future underground mining activity at the Deer Trail Mine," commented Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "We hope that our shareholders are pleased to see the continued progress of the rehabilitation and maintenance work at the site, and support our efforts to develop additional sources of feed material for the mill and processing facility at the Deer Trail Mine."

Unico recently completed the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine for its Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary.

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About Atlas Mining Company

Atlas Mining Company is a diversified natural resource company with a focus on the development of the Dragon Mine halloysite clay deposit in Juab County, Utah. Atlas also operates the Atlas Fausett Contracting Division, an underground mining and drilling contracting business. More information about Atlas Mining Company can be found at

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. Recently, 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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