Scorpio Defines the "Jewel Box" Trend within the Northwest Sector of the Nuestra Senora Zone with Underground Drilling Reporting 669 g/t Ag, 10.52% Zn, 3.01% Cu, 3.73% Pb over 4.6 metres followed by 9.4 metres grading 271 g/t Ag, 9.80% Zn, 2.90% Cu, 4.08% Pb



    TSX:SPM

    VANCOUVER, March 25 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report additional underground drill results targeting the Northwest
zone of the Nuestra Senora deposit between the 10th and 12th levels of its
100% owned Nuestra Senora project, Sinaloa State, Mexico. The most recent
intersection in diamond drill hole NS8L-08-81 and others demonstrate that the
high-grade "Jewel Box" zone is continuous over a vertical distance of
60 metres and is easily accessible from the main ramp which is now close to
the 12th level.

    
    Table 1. 8th Level Underground Drill Results - Nuestra Senora Northwest
    "Jewel Box" Zone

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                      From     To   Length   Ag      Au     Cu   Pb     Zn
    Hole No.          (m)     (m)    (m)    (g/t)   (g/t)    %    %      %
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    NS8L-08-81       25.50   25.80    0.30  3,550    1.10  0.01  9.46   0.03
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                     33.70   34.30    0.60    300   0.233  0.00  0.73   0.06
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                     38.70   39.50    0.80    569   0.300  0.01  0.56   0.03
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                     51.50   57.00    5.50    110   0.089  0.42  3.23   3.96
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                     68.30   72.90    4.60    669   0.349  2.01  8.73  10.52
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     82.80   92.20    9.40    271   0.613  2.90  4.08   9.80
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    A longitudinal section of the Northwest zone can be found on the
company's website. (www.scorpiomining.com/s/NuestraSenora.asp). Development of
this zone on the 9th level has primarily been in mineralization that is lower
in silver and copper when compared to the rest of the Main zone. However, as
the intersections highlighted on the section and listed below indicate there
is a significant enrichment not only in silver and copper but also lead and
zinc below the 10th level.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO comments, "As previously released (March
18, 2008), the Santa Teresa Extension zone reported an interval of 3.10 metres
grading 1,496 g/t Ag, 36.62% Zn, 2.88% Cu and 4.30% Pb within an intersection
of 13.8 metres grading 385 g/t Ag, 9.50% Zn, 0.75% Cu and 2.09% Pb. This
intersection of elevated values is located near the junction between the Santa
Teresa and Sept 9 zones. The Sept 9 zone is a structurally controlled vein
which is oriented perpendicular to the trend of the Hoag, Santa Teresa and
Nuestra Senora mineralization and is being interpreted as a possible conduit
that has allowed for secondary enrichment, particularly of silver and copper,
within the existing zones. The Sept 9 zone clearly has an important
relationship with the mineralizing system. The question remains as to what
will happen if the Northwest and Sept 9 zones intersect. Current
interpretation by the Scorpio geologists suggests that the intersection will
occur below the 12th level and could result in a large dilation zone with
elevated metal values."
    Because of the outstanding intersections in NS8L-08-81, the Company is
currently moving an air drill on Level 10 to better define this zone.
Development on 10th level is in progress and on the 10.5 Level is scheduled to
start within the next couple of months. The "Jewel Box" zone could provide the
Company with high-grade stopes accessible from 10th and 11th levels within a
relatively short time.

    
    Table 2. 11th Level Underground Drill Results - Nuestra Senora Northwest
    "Jewel Box" Zone

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                      From     To   Length   Ag      Au     Cu   Pb     Zn
    Hole No.          (m)     (m)    (m)    (g/t)   (g/t)    %    %      %
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    NS11L-07-177(*) 183.00  225.00   42.00    199    0.16  0.73  1.53   2.73
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         including  192.90  203.70   10.80    382   0.144  1.25  1.68   3.33
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    208.20  213.30    5.10    265   0.078  0.26  2.61   3.25
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    218.60  222.80    4.20    267   0.322  1.80  3.89   4.78
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*) Previously reported


    Table 3. 10th Level Underground Drill Results - Nuestra Senora Northwest
    "Jewel Box" Zone

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                      From     To   Length   Ag      Au     Cu   Pb     Zn
    Hole No.          (m)     (m)    (m)    (g/t)   (g/t)    %    %      %
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS10L-07-100(*)  68.20   82.50   14.30    379   0.240  1.67  5.54   7.96
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         Including   68.20   69.50    1.30    762   0.272  3.96  7.24  14.15
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     73.60   81.30    7.70    511   0.352  2.14  8.44  11.59
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*) Previously reported


    Table 4. 3rd Level Underground Drill Results - Nuestra Senora Northwest
    "Jewel Box" Zone

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                      From     To   Length   Ag      Au     Cu   Pb     Zn
    Hole No.          (m)     (m)    (m)    (g/t)   (g/t)    %    %      %
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NSUG-05-01(*)   201.00  207.00    6.00    498    0.20  0.27  1.56  11.15
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         Including     202     205    3.00    728   0.276  0.16  1.78  14.22
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    NSUG-05-08(*)   207.80  211.90    4.10    670    0.29  1.43  1.98   4.35
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Including  207.80  209.75    1.95  1,213    0.49  2.11  3.54   5.28
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NSUG-05-36(*)   183.00  196.00   13.00    377    0.29  0.74  0.97   2.25
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
         Including  183.00  186.30    3.30    314   0.253  0.02  0.87   0.13
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    193.70  196.00    2.30  1,208   0.919  3.48  3.20  13.72
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    (*) Previously reported


    Table 5. Surface Drill Results - Nuestra Senora Northwest
    "Jewel Box" Zone

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                      From     To   Length   Ag      Au     Cu   Pb     Zn
    Hole No.          (m)     (m)    (m)    (g/t)   (g/t)    %    %      %
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    NSS-04-12(*)    205.00  210.00    5.00    245    0.33  0.50  2.31   2.92
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         Including  207.20  209.00    1.80    451   0.754  0.93  5.22   4.92
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    NSS-05-29(*)    234.60  246.10   11.50    252    0.26  1.43  1.83   4.78
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         Including  234.60  237.30    2.70    637   0.846  3.86  5.91  13.89
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    NSS-05-30(*)    226.80  241.60   14.80    325    0.21  1.11  0.85   1.74
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         Including  227.80  232.50    4.70    726   0.428  2.87  2.02   4.57
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                    239.40  241.60    2.20    357   0.191  0.40  0.81   0.62
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    (*) Previously reported
    

    Drillhole data in the tables reflect 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
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 or development 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, mine development priorities, continued
availability of capital and financing, and general economic, market or
business conditions.





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