Scorpio's Drilling of Nuestra Senora Zone Hits 11 Mineralized Intercepts in one Hole, including an Impressive 2,490 g/t Ag, 32.70% Zn, 5.77% Cu, 13.95% Pb and 0.49 g/t Au over 1.3 metres within 884.42 g/t Ag, 11.44% Zn, 3.48% Cu, 4.50% Pb and 0.23 g/t Au over 4.8 metres



    TSX: SPM

    VANCOUVER, March 26 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX: SPM) is
pleased to report initial results of drilling from the 9th Level of the
Nuestra Senora Silver-Zinc deposit, targeting the main Nuestra Senora body.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, "NS9L-06-15 was drilled from the
9th Level and targeted extensions of the multiple mineralized zones
intersected in NS8L-06-47, drilled from the 8th Level, 30 metres vertically
above (see March 19, 2007 news release). The impressive results continue to
demonstrate the robust nature of the mineralizing system within the Nuestra
Senora deposit, and will certainly have a positive impact on the resource
grade and tonnage. Currently there are three underground drills working on the
9th and 10th Levels, and surface drilling has commenced on nearby targets
identified by our exploration team."

    
           Table 1 - 9th Level Drill Results - Nuestra Senora 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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    NS9L-06-15  11.40   12.40    1.00     45.60    0.06   0.23   1.68   1.47
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                28.00   29.00    1.00     29.00    0.13   0.11   0.54   3.96
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                32.60   33.80    1.20    190.00    0.06   0.32   0.36   1.91
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                35.90   41.30    5.40    226.89    0.13   0.85   0.47   4.43
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                48.80   49.80    1.00    108.00    0.06   0.30   0.49   0.37
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                55.60   58.10    2.50     87.24    0.02   0.38   0.41   1.39
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                60.80   62.80    2.00    122.55    0.10   0.65   0.43   0.99
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                75.50   76.70    1.20    136.00    0.04   0.31   0.57   1.89
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                80.30   82.30    2.00    324.95    0.14   1.81   2.15  10.00
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    Including   81.40   82.30    0.90    683.00    0.25   3.78   4.61  20.20
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                87.80   90.00    2.20    137.27    0.07   0.98   0.34   4.38
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    Including   89.00   90.00    1.00    140.00    0.09   1.53   0.45   8.80
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                98.70  103.50    4.80    884.42    0.23   3.48   4.50  11.44
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    Including  100.30  101.60    1.30  2,490.00    0.49   5.77  13.95  32.70
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    NS9L-06-16  26.10   27.00    0.90    124.00    0.10   0.86   1.12   4.41
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                35.80   38.00    2.20    150.00    0.03   0.40   0.55   0.66
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    NS9L-06-17   7.70    9.90    2.20     75.50    0.03   0.34   1.84   3.37
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                11.60   12.80    1.20     81.00    0.02   0.17   3.31   3.97
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                17.70   19.80    2.10    162.52    0.10   0.35   5.20  12.18
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                25.70   28.30    2.60    129.50    0.04   0.31   0.41   0.43
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                33.80   38.90    6.10     97.62    0.06   0.23   0.22   0.80
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    NS9L-06-18  13.70   15.80    2.10     85.67    0.03   0.25   2.37   5.21
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    NS9L-06-19  41.30   45.40    4.10    131.41    0.15   0.67   1.68   5.37
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    Including   43.40   45.40    2.00    191.50    0.20   1.26   2.04  10.59
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    NS9L-06-20  40.50   44.10    3.60    186.89    0.11   1.06   1.86   4.60
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                42.60   43.20    0.60    322.00    0.17   2.19   3.65   7.92
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    Drill hole 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.




For further information:

For further information: Glenn Little, Jackson Little Holdings Ltd:
(604) 930-4375, 1-888-930-4375, Email: jlconsulting@telus.net; Rich Kaiser,
YES International: 1-800-631-8127, 001-757-306-6090 (outside North America),
Email: yes@yesinternational.com

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