SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

December 18, 2006 09:02 ET

Unico, Inc. Announces Preliminary Work on Clyde and Crown Point Mineral Claims

Acquisition of New Properties Targeted to Provide Additional Feed for Mill Facility at the Deer Trail Mine

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UCOI), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced preliminary mapping and survey work on the Clyde and Crown Point mining claims, which were subjects of a lease agreement with Unico's wholly owned subsidiary, Deer Trail Mining Company, Inc., earlier this year.

The Deer Trail Mining Company agreed to acquire the additional mining leases in Piute County, Utah for the purpose of conducting mine exploration, evaluation, and mining activities on the properties. Acquisitions such as Clyde, Crown Point and 70 additional mineral claims in the area are part of Unico's strategy to identify and acquire new properties for mining programs and to provide feed material for the mill and processing facility being completed at the company's Deer Trail Mine property.

Work undertaken by Deer Trail Mining Company personnel since the acquisition agreement includes preliminary surface mapping of structures, alteration, rock types, and mineral occurrences. Several samples have also been pulled for assay as part of a comprehensive analysis of the properties. Some initial improvements have been undertaken at the Clyde property including the construction of a timber bridge to allow access to additional areas of the property.

"We are pleased with the information that has been gathered from the new properties thus far," stated Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "We plan to complete a 2007 Exploration Plan for the Clyde and Crown Point properties in the next several weeks that may include everything from additional surveys of the properties to exploratory drilling programs. The results of our in-depth sampling program and other potential exploratory work are expected to guide our future mining plans for the Clyde, Crown Point and other acquired claims in the area."

The 33-acre property that includes the patented Clyde and Crown Point mineral claims is located directly southwest of the Deer Trail Mill site in the Mount Baldy Mining District. The Clyde claim was originally staked in the 1880s when silver and gold ore was discovered on the hillside. Shortly thereafter, the Crown Point claim was staked, partially overlapping the Clyde.

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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 recently announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims. For more information, please visit

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