Scorpio's Drilling of Nuestra Senora Zone Hits 8 Mineralized Intercepts in one Hole including 13 metres of 296.66 g/t Ag, 2.06% Zn, 2.50% Cu, 1.67% Pb and 0.30 g/t Au followed by 15.20 metres grading 320.95 g/t Ag, 8.26% Zn, 1.18% Cu, 4.90% Pb and 0.38 g/t Au



    TSX:SPM

    VANCOUVER, March 19 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report additional results of drilling from the 8th Level of the
Nuestra Senora Silver-Zinc deposit, targeting the main Nuestra Senora body.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, "Hole 47 clearly demonstrates how
robust the mineralizing system is within the Nuestra Senora deposit. It is now
clear that the structural and mineralizing controls model is well understood
as demonstrated by continuing success of the exploration program. This will
certainly impact the resource grade and tonnage which is currently being
updated. In addition, the engineering study is advancing rapidly and will be
released in April."

    
           Table 1 - 8th 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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    NS8L-06-45  12.00   13.50    1.50   81.00   0.082   0.225    2.02    1.92
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                29.00   30.00    1.00  120.00   0.074   0.068    1.23   0.527
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                39.00   48.00    9.00  136.00   0.150   0.73     1.75    4.53
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    Including   46.00   47.00    1.00  914.00   0.849   3.86     9.58   20.30
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                55.00   60.00    5.00   37.20   0.030   0.29     0.14    1.57
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                65.00   68.00    3.00   57.67   0.060   0.35     1.51    2.48
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    Including   65.00   66.00    1.00  125.00   0.085   0.49     3.26    4.80
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                73.00   91.00   18.00   68.56   0.080   0.63     0.69    2.92
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    Including   73.00   80.00    7.00  119.43   0.150   1.02     0.66    4.50
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    Including   77.00   78.00    1.00  379.00   0.060   3.55     1.83   12.25
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    Including   89.00   90.00    1.00  149.00   0.078   1.72     5.17   11.15
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    NS8L-06-46  25.50   27.00    1.50   31.00   0.059   0.108    1.78    1.82
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    NS8L-06-47  13.50   16.50    3.00  110.00    0.35   0.45     4.14    2.65
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                28.50   31.50    3.00  100.50    0.13   0.14     1.35    0.54
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                36.00   40.50    4.50  276.33    0.21   1.88     1.09    0.66
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    Including   39.00   40.50    1.50  461.00   0.278   3.14     1.79    0.32
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                60.00   67.50    7.50  115.40    0.17   0.84     0.50    0.79
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    NS8L-06-48  15.35   17.10    1.75   88.14   0.350   0.35     2.82    3.04
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                43.50   51.00    7.50  150.60   0.110   0.69     0.71    1.83
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    Including   45.00   46.50    1.50  372.00   0.082   1.20     2.36    6.20
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                55.00   60.00    5.00  123.80   0.230   1.23     1.49    2.73
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    Including   55.00   56.00    1.00  282.00   0.713   3.25     3.22    8.56
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                64.30   78.00   13.70  296.66   0.300   2.50     1.67    2.06
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    Including   64.30   70.00    5.70  584.16   0.490   5.02     3.13    3.51
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                85.50   94.00    8.50   63.86   0.090   0.80     1.08    3.25
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    Including   92.00   93.00    1.00  199.00   0.308   2.81     2.81    7.25
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                99.90  115.10   15.20  320.95   0.380   1.18     4.90    8.26
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    Including   99.90  103.30    3.40  303.94   0.530   2.25     8.08   16.48
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    Including  111.30  112.10    0.80 1,270.00  0.840   2.25     5.23   11.00
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               131.60  132.90    1.30  844.54   0.220   0.93     2.89    3.19
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    Including  132.20  132.90    0.70 1,325.00  0.192   1.21     1.74    2.67
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               144.10  150.30    6.20   48.48   0.180   0.01     0.37    3.61
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    Including  147.20  148.20    1.00  135.00   0.139   0.02     0.84   15.90
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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.





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