SOURCE: Unico, Inc.

Unico, Inc.

August 17, 2009 09:00 ET

Unico, Inc. Issues August 2009 Newsletter With Review of Ore Processing Agreement, Shipments of Ore and Additional Improvements to Deer Trail Mill Facility

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - Unico, Incorporated (OTCBB: UNCO), a natural resource company in the precious metals mining sector, today announced the release of the August 2009 edition of the company's investor newsletter, which reviews an initial agreement to process ore from the company's Deer Trail Mine in Marysvale, Utah; the shipment of 21 tons of material for the processing of gold and silver; and additional improvements to the Deer Trail mill, including work that is intended to improve the overall gold recovery at the facility.

A PDF version of the August 2009 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.

The initial agreement reported in the newsletter calls for Unico, Inc. to deliver a minimum of 15 tons of crushed ore or concentrates per week, or approximately 60 tons per month, to Royal Mines And Minerals Corporation, which operates a processing facility in Phoenix, Arizona that utilizes a proprietary technology for the lixiviation of precious metals. Under terms of the agreement, Royal Mines will utilize the material shipped by Unico for the processing of precious metals including, but not limited to, gold and silver. Payment to Unico will be based on the day of deliveries Kitco spot price ( and will be made within 10 business days of processing of materials. Unico may also, at its option, elect to receive payment in the form of product. If so, payment will be in the form of Dore bars, which are to contain a minimum of 99% percent precious metals. Payment in Dore form is to be made within 30 days of processing of materials. The one-year agreement may be extended for an additional period of time or modified by mutual agreement of the parties.

The newsletter also reviews the shipment of an additional 21 tons of material from the Deer Trail Mine to Royal Mines' Phoenix facility for the processing of gold and silver content. The shipment of 21 individual bags of sulfide concentrate had an approximate total weight of 42,000 pounds, or 21 tons. The 21 tons of concentrate was produced from approximately 200 tons of material taken from the 3400 area of the Deer Trail Mine.

Also highlighted in the newsletter is the reporting of additional improvements to the Deer Trail mill facility, including work that is intended to improve the overall gold recovery. Equipment has been added to the flotation circuit so as to expedite filtration of concentrate at the facility and produce a higher grade precious metals concentrate.

In the same announcement, Unico reported that results of recent testing of oxide material from the upper Deer Trail Mine area has shown gold content in amounts double that of the sulfide ore that was used to produce the first shipment delivered to Royal Mines And Minerals Corporation. The unprocessed sulfide material had a gold content of .06 oz/ton, while the oxide material had a gold content of .15 oz/ton. Higher grade head ore material, coupled with improved methods of processing material currently being implemented at the Deer Trail mill facility, are expected to provide the opportunity for greater return from mining and processing operations at the Deer Trail Mine.

"Each of the stories in this edition of our investor newsletter is directly tied to processing operations at the Deer Trail Mine," said Mark A. Lopez, chief executive officer of Unico, Inc. "With our initial agreement with Royal Mines And Minerals Corporation now in place, a major focus will be to expedite filtration of concentrate and to produce a higher grade of precious metals concentrate at the Deer Trail mill facility."

"We expect to have a consistent flow of information to report to shareholders as we continue to develop our project at the Deer Trail project," Mr. Lopez added.

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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. The company has also announced agreements to acquire over 70 additional mining claims including the Clyde and Crown Point 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

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and such Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to vary materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The company may experience significant fluctuations in operating results due to a number of economic, competitive and other factors. These factors could cause operation results to vary significantly from those in prior periods, and those projected in forward-looking statements. Information with respect to these factors, which could materially affect the company and its operations, are included on certain forms the company files with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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