Scorpio's Construction of a 33-Kv Line to Connect the Comederos Hydro Electric Dam to the Nuestra Senora Mine Site is Well Underway



    TSX:SPM

    VANCOUVER, April 10 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report that the construction of the high tension line that will
supply electricity to the Nuestra Senora Silver - Zinc Project is well
advanced.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, "Approval for the construction of
a 33,000-volt electrical line connecting the Nuestra Senora Project with the
Comedero Hydro Electric Dam, situated 26 kilometres west of Cosala, was
granted by the Mexican Comisisn Federal de Electricidad in early March. The
first pole was erected immediately following the signing of the agreement, and
by the end of the month, 50% of the 400 poles had been erected and the first
kilometre of transmission line installed. Completion of the 34-kilometre line
is expected by the end of July 2007. The line will also supply several
communities located in the project area with electricity. The speed and
efficiency with which this agreement was negotiated and construction commenced
is owing to the excellent cooperation the Company received from the
Municipality of Cosala, the State of Sinaloa and federal agencies."
    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.

    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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