SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

Unico, Inc.

September 30, 2009 10:20 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Plan for New Tailings Pond at the Deer Trail Mine

Construction of New Tailings Pond Impoundment Will Give Deer Trail Mining Company Capabilities for Full-Scale Production for up to One Year

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UNCO), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced that the company's wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary is expecting to begin construction of a new tailings impoundment, which is expected to allow for full-scale production for up to one year at the Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah.

Deer Trail Mining Company has submitted an application to acquire the necessary permits to construct the new tailings pond with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and its regulatory agency, the Division of Water Quality, for the construction of the new tailings impoundment. Documentation regarding the planned tailings impoundment is being submitted to the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining this week for reclamation calculations and approval. Construction of the pond will start immediately upon the receipt of full approval and permitting from the appropriate bodies.

The company anticipates construction of the tailings impoundment being completed before the end of the 2009 calendar year and that it will be put into use immediately after construction is completed.

"The new tailings pond will help us to keep pace with the expected increase in processing operations at the Deer Trail Mine," stated Charles Madsen, the company's executive vice president for operations. "As we further develop our Deer Trail Mine project, expandability will be a major focus, and greater tailings capacity is consistent with that goal."

Unico, Inc. recently announced an initial agreement with Royal Mines And Minerals Corporation, which utilizes a proprietary technology for the lixiviation of precious metals, to process ore from the Deer Trail Mine. Concentrate and concentrate samples produced at the Deer Trail mill facility has been shipped to Royal Mines' Phoenix facility for the processing of gold and silver content.

The testing of samples and shipments of concentrate for processing is part of Unico's pursuit of alternative processing methods for the extraction of silver and gold from concentrate at the Deer Trail Mine. The purpose of this initiative is to develop the most economical process and achieve the highest recovery of precious metals possible from material produced at the site.

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About Unico, Inc.

Unico, Inc. (OTCBB: UNCO) 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 two mine properties: the Deer Trail Mine and the Silver Bell Mine. Unico and its wholly owned Deer Trail Mining Company subsidiary completed the purchase of the Deer Trail Mine in 2007, and Unico has also announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims in the area of the Deer Trail Mine including the Clyde and Crown Point mining claims. For more information, please visit

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