Nuestra Senora Drilling Reports 13.80 metres grading 168.22 g/t Ag, 4.34% Zn, 0.65% Cu, 1.52% Pb and 0.07 g/t Au and adds Fifth Drill to the Project



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    VANCOUVER, April 17 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report additional drill results from the 9th Level of the Nuestra
Senora Silver-Zinc deposit, targeting the main Nuestra Senora body.
    Scorpio currently has three underground drills operating, two dedicated
to infill drilling to upgrade the resource categories and one for exploration.
A fourth drill, on surface, is targeting the Santa Teresa and Santa Domingo
areas. It has completed two drill fences approximately 250 metres to the
northeast of the Nuestra Senora portal entrance. Results will be made public
once assays are received. A second surface drill will be on site next week to
commence a regional program to the east of Santa Teresa, targeting prospective
areas delineated by the geological mapping program.

    

                Table 1 - Drill Results - Nuestra Senora Zone

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    Hole No.         From     To   Length    Ag     Au     Cu     Pb     Zn
                      (m)     (m)    (m)    (g/t)  (g/t)    %      %      %
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    NS9L-06-01       73.50   81.00   7.50   58.20  0.09   0.06   1.04   2.37
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    NS9L-06-02       75.00   82.60   7.60  112.97  0.14   0.02   2.26   1.98
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      Including      80.00   82.60   2.60  239.46  0.32   0.03   5.07   4.24
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      Including      81.00   82.00   1.00  502.00  0.53   0.05  10.55   7.92
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    NS9L-06-05       39.90   58.50  18.60  128.99  0.05   0.52   1.20   3.37
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      Including      43.70   57.50  13.80  168.22  0.07   0.65   1.52   4.34
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      Including      43.70   44.50   0.80  287.00  0.14   2.67   3.86  12.80
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      Including      53.50   57.50   4.00  417.93  0.13   1.39   2.28   7.67
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                     63.60   69.50   5.90  165.75  0.16   0.69   1.50   3.54
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                     72.70   79.40   6.70  180.40  0.09   0.59   2.09   4.08
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                     86.70   87.70   1.00   75.00  0.04   0.26   0.15   1.62
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    NS9L-06-06        4.50    6.00   1.50   67.00  0.11   0.78   0.58   4.90
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                     91.50   93.00   1.50  133.00  0.13   0.00   0.61   0.02
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    NS9L-06-07       33.10   51.60  18.50   56.66  0.06   0.21   0.75   2.07
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      Including      47.80   51.60   3.80  136.55  0.09   0.59   0.77   4.00
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                     55.50   74.20  18.70  136.84  0.08   0.51   0.86   2.14
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                     59.40   74.20  14.80  163.32  0.09   0.63   1.07   2.56
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      Including      60.40   62.00   1.60  315.00  0.16   1.05   1.54   3.88
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      Including      70.00   73.00   3.00  341.33  0.14   1.01   2.63   4.53
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                     78.70   80.10   1.40   57.00  0.01   0.39   0.07   0.20
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                    111.30  112.70   1.40  197.00  0.04   0.02   0.58   0.25
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    NSUG-06-124      49.00   52.00   3.00  224.00  0.14   0.40   2.16   3.16
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                    127.50  131.30   3.80  143.47  0.16   0.46   0.23   0.12
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      Including     130.00  131.30   1.30  274.00  0.16   0.90   0.42   0.15
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    NSUG-06-125      31.30   34.90   3.60   65.50  0.02   0.18   1.60   3.48
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                     48.50   57.40   8.90  109.57  0.06   0.33   2.18   3.64
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    NSUG-06-126      50.60   52.30   1.70  168.35  0.06   0.51   1.67   3.43
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                    132.10  134.50   2.40  163.00  0.09   0.47   0.30   0.20
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    NSUG-06-127      46.50   57.60  11.10  103.10  0.06   0.33   2.61   4.78
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      Including      46.50   56.40   9.90  113.05  0.06   0.36   2.89   5.26
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      Including      48.10   50.60   2.50  234.48  0.11   0.84   7.39  13.08
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                    117.50  118.80   1.30  123.00  0.08   0.13   0.29   0.25
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    NSUG-06-130     143.30  148.20   4.90   96.76  0.05   0.68   0.76   2.43
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      Including     145.70  148.20   2.50  152.68  0.06   1.06   1.23   3.31
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    Drillhole data in the table reflects down hole core lengths and actual
(uncut) grades. True widths cannot be reliably estimated at this time. Further
information on the Company and the Nuestra Senora project is available on the
Scorpio Mining web site at: www.scorpiomining.com.
    President, Mr. D. Roger Scammell, PGeo, is the Company's Qualified Person
for the Nuestra Senora project. Mr. Scammell is responsible for the current
exploration and development program and has reviewed the content of this
release. All technical information for the Nuestra Senora property is obtained
and reported under a formal quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC)
program. Samples are shipped to the ALS Chemex preparation laboratory in
Hermosillo, Mexico for drying, crushing and pulverizing. ALS Chemex,
Hermosillo then sends the pulps by air-freight to ALS Chemex, Vancouver for
assaying. Systematic assaying of standards and blanks are performed for the
precision and accuracy; check assays are regularly conducted by SGS Lakefield
Research. Details of the QA/QC program are available on the Company's website.

    ON BEHALF OF SCORPIO MINING CORPORATION

    Peter J. Hawley
    Chairman & CEO

    This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed
"forward-looking statements". All statements in this news release, other than
statements of historical facts, that address future exploration drilling,
exploration activities and events or developments that the Company expects,
are forward looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations
expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable
assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and
actual results or developments may differ materially from those in
forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in forward-looking statements include metal prices,
exploration success, continued availability of capital and financing, and
general economic, market or business conditions.





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