Scorpio's Drilling of Nuestra Senora Main Zone Reports 4.4 metres grading 636 g/t Ag, 11.55% Zn, 5.50% Cu, 7.18% Pb, 0.094 g/t Au and 821 g/t Ag, 21.36% Zn, 7.24% Cu, 4.72% Pb, 0.525 g/t Au over 2.2 metres



    TSX:SPM

    VANCOUVER, April 23 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report additional drill results from 2007 underground drilling from
the 9th Level of the Nuestra Senora Silver - Zinc Project on the main Nuestra
Senora body.
    Drilling continues on the Hoag, Sept 9 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 strong metal values and wide
widths continue to drive the project forward. As reported today and once again
as demonstrated by our previous releases, the robust nature of the
mineralizing system within the Nuestra Senora deposit will certainly have a
positive impact on the resource grade and tonnage. The project continues to
advance at a rapid rate with projected underground development timelines being
exceeded. A preliminary geomechanical rock mechanics report indicates that the
ground conditions permit stope sizes up to 25 metres wide by 30 metres in
length by 60 metres in height without ground support. This study bodes well
for the bulk mining scenarios presently being considered by the company."

    
           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-07-21  34.50   39.15    4.65  128.00   0.051    0.18    0.56    1.20
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    NS9L-07-22  28.20   43.50    5.30  163.00   0.102    0.36    0.18    1.25
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    NS9L-07-23  32.20   39.40    7.20  124.00   0.045    0.39    0.32    0.37
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    NS9L-07-30  55.50   59.70    4.20   97.00   0.047    0.42    0.44    1.48
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    NS9L-07-31  11.90   19.50    7.60  103.00   0.137    0.34    1.75    2.17
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    NS9L-07-32   8.90   21.00   12.10  103.00   0.167    0.15    1.37    2.96
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    NS9L-07-33  13.20   22.30    9.10  113.00   0.133    0.22    0.89    1.41
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    NS9L-07-54  24.40   26.90    2.50  134.00   0.110    0.00    0.46    1.27
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    NS9L-07-56  27.40   39.00   11.60   99.00   0.081    0.53    0.39    1.01
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    NS9L-07-57   7.70   12.60    4.90  141.00   0.093    0.02    0.57    0.42
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                30.10   32.50    2.40  237.00   0.079    0.77    0.82    4.76
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    NS9L-07-58  62.40   63.50    1.10  473.00   0.277    0.01    0.73    0.02
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                69.30   75.80    6.50  187.00   0.116    1.38    5.02    9.85
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    NS9L-07-59  70.20   74.30    4.10  108.00   0.169    1.23    2.69    5.91
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               106.80  111.20    4.40  636.00   0.094    5.50    7.18   11.55
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    NS9L-07-60  82.90   85.10    2.20  821.00   0.525    7.24    4.72   21.36
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                92.40   96.10    3.70  271.00   0.285    1.35    1.54    4.08
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    NS9L-07-61  31.00   38.00    7.00  212.00   0.090    0.82    0.98    1.56
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    NS9L-07-63  10.15   15.00    4.85  155.00   0.068    0.66    1.22    2.48
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    NS9L-07-64 106.50  108.00    1.50   94.00    0.17    0.64    0.36    1.49
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               126.00  127.50    1.50  246.00   0.126    0.04    0.68    0.10
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    NS9L-07-65  12.45   16.20    3.75  219.00   0.145    0.44    3.77    4.34
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               104.00  109.60    5.60  341.00   0.083    2.96    1.44    4.41
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    NS9L-07-66   9.00   10.40    1.40  104.00   0.256    1.15    2.39    6.49
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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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