Scorpio's Deep Drilling from Main Ramp Intercepts 13.60 metres grading 434 g/t Ag, 4.11% Zn, 1.26% Cu, 3.71% Pb, 0.211 g/t Au at Nuestra Senora



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    VANCOUVER, April 30 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report additional drill results from 2007 underground drilling from
the 9th Level and main ramp drill stations of the Nuestra Senora Silver - Zinc
Project on the main Nuestra Senora body.
    Drilling continues on the Hoag, September 9th and Main Nuestra Senora
zones from the 8th, 9th and 10th level cross-cuts and main ramp drill
stations.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, "The drilling from the main ramp
drill stations is confirming the downward continuity of the main Nuestra
Senora zone and these deeper drill stations will permit the infill drilling
between the 10th to 12th levels for future mine planning."

    
           Table 1. 9th Level 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-07-67          7.50  10.50   3.00 126.00  0.332   0.18   1.75   1.21
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                       30.00  64.50  34.50 137.00  0.069   0.44   0.55   0.57
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    NS9L-07-68         28.50  34.50   6.00 172.00  0.110   0.46   0.62   0.08
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    NS9L-07-70         15.00  16.50   1.50 291.00  0.107   0.31   3.73  11.45
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                       47.20  50.70   3.50  82.00  0.109   0.38   2.30   2.06
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                       63.80  81.10  17.30 168.00  0.118   1.12   3.29   5.28
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                       84.80  88.50   3.70 129.00  0.115   0.56   2.56   3.26
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                       92.00 103.00  11.00  98.00  0.054   0.74   0.81   2.61
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           Table 2.  Main Ramp 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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    NSUG-07-131A      125.60 128.10   2.50 146.00  0.101   0.60   0.34   2.03
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                      135.10 148.70  13.60 434.00  0.211   1.26   3.71   4.11
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    NSUG-07-134       149.40 153.65   4.25 132.00  0.094   0.72   0.54   1.82
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    NSUG-07-135       134.00 137.00   3.00 169.00  0.107   0.67   0.33   1.89
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    NSUG-07-137       139.50 141.00   1.50 159.00  0.067   0.39   0.31   0.09
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    NSUG-07-139        85.50  87.00   1.50 100.00  0.101   0.29   0.17   1.04
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                      123.00 124.50   1.50 122.00  0.056   0.00   0.17   0.03
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                      132.00 133.50   1.50  95.00  0.051   0.35   0.19   1.37
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    NSUG-07-141        49.50  52.50   3.00 102.00  0.195   0.30   1.43   3.02
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                      147.00 148.50   1.50 142.00  0.063   0.41   0.29   0.11
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    NSUG-07-143        51.30  52.50   1.20 326.00  0.189   1.10   0.43   2.61
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                       65.20  66.40   1.20 125.00  0.148   0.04   0.13   0.23
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                      165.70 169.60   3.90 133.00  0.164   0.45   0.38   4.32
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    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 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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