Scorpio's Drilling of the North West Main Zone Intersects 13,671 g/t Silver, 8.18% Zinc, 0.37% Copper, 25.69% Lead and 4.75 g/t Gold over 0.6 metres within 18 metres grading 1,124 g/t Silver, 1.41% Zinc, 0.13% Copper, 2.20% Lead and 0.355 g/t Gold



    TSX:SPM

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
excited to announce additional underground drill results from the 9th Level
targeting the North West Main Zone (NW Zone) at the 100% owned Nuestra Senora
project, Sinaloa State, Mexico.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, "As our geological team increases
its understanding of the controls of the various ore bodies and their
relationship to feeder zones, our success ratio of defining high-grade shoots
has increased. The detailed drilling into the NW Zone has now allowed enough
data for immediate mine planning and supporting development to prepare for
extraction later this fall. This high-grade material will be blended into the
existing surface stockpile to increase the grade of mill throughput, allowing
for greater tonnages of concentrates to be produced. The Company is clearly
excited with the long-term potential of this area and work also continues on
the definition of the Jewel Box area in the down plunge sector from this
zone."
    These numerous high-grade drill intercepts are from the drill bay on the
9th Level (180 metres vertically below surface) where all holes have been
drilled in multiple upper planes towards the 8th Level (30 metres vertically
above). In this area, the Jewel Box zone (see March 25, 2008 release and
section on website under Nuestra Senora project) approaches the NW Zone and is
thought to have an influence on the width and grades encountered. Present
downward drilling from the 10th Level (30 metres vertically below the 9th
Level) has confirmed the down plunge extension of the body and drill
intercepts and assays will be released shortly once all have been received and
compiled.
    In addition, the Santa Teresa zone is continuing to report grades and
widths that not only are potentially amenable to mining but are expected,
along with the NW zone, to increase the estimated mineral reserves and
resources within the total mineral base. As such, the mine planning team has
also begun development on the 9th Level of the Santa Teresa zone for
extraction later this year.
    It is anticipated that the Company will use mechanized room-and-pillar
mining methods accessed via internal ramps. The Santa Teresa zone is becoming
one of our larger stoping areas, comparable with the Hoag zone and the Main NW
zone, which will both be mined by long-hole methods. The Main NW and Hoag
zones are currently being drilled for blasting while the Santa Teresa zone is
expected to be ready for extraction later in 2008 to ensure continued
availability of ore for extraction. Meanwhile, other narrower high-grade
stopes are being prepared for selective mining, which will be integrated into
the production schedule and enhance the daily throughput grade.

    
           Table 1. 9th Level Underground Drill Results - NW 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-08-146   27.20    32.60    5.40     272    0.25   0.15   1.65   4.72
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  34.80    36.40    1.60     308    0.30   0.04   2.97   0.68
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  42.70    43.60    0.90     295    0.05   0.01   0.97   0.64
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  46.50    47.65    1.15     149    0.17   0.25   0.22   0.18
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  52.75    53.15    0.40     204    0.21   1.44   5.05  10.05
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  55.45    58.85    3.40     114    0.12   0.42   3.55   5.68
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  62.75    71.00    8.25     129    0.13   1.39   2.74   4.16
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-173   36.20    38.65    2.45     234    0.87   0.27   1.78   3.44
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  41.55    42.40    0.85     167    0.38   0.20   2.88   6.58
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  44.40    45.40    1.00     220    0.14   0.01   1.10   0.14
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  47.40    48.00    0.60     132    0.14   0.01   0.65   1.29
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 101.70   108.00    6.30     721    0.25   2.59  18.60  21.92
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including    101.70   102.55    0.85   1,310    0.29   2.96  27.50  32.17
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including    103.25   104.10    0.85     673    0.17   6.68  21.00  33.63
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including    104.10   104.70    0.60     742    0.29   2.28  16.00  19.75
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including    104.70   105.75    1.05     486    0.22   2.37  12.00  13.00
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including    105.75   106.90    1.15     935    0.15   2.95  26.20  26.00
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including    106.90   108.00    1.10     748    0.52   3.10  21.20  24.20
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-174   25.75    28.60    2.85     771    0.31   0.01   2.47   2.24
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  53.45    54.40    0.95     197    0.06   0.01   0.50   0.04
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-175   17.20    19.70    2.50     289    0.16   0.02   1.41   6.37
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  29.40    47.40   18.00   1,124    0.36   0.13   2.20   1.41
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including     29.40    30.00    0.60     133    0.31   0.02   0.95   3.34
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including     32.40    33.00    0.60  13,671    4.75   0.37  25.69   8.18
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including     33.00    34.10    1.10   6,980    0.99   0.07   6.66   0.29
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including     34.10    35.60    1.50     100    0.17   0.01   0.18   0.10
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including     40.00    41.00    1.00   1,529    0.23   1.03   5.60   3.88
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including     41.00    42.00    1.00     245    0.15   0.01   1.01   1.27
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including     43.00    43.60    0.60   3,670    0.38   2.73  13.25   8.23
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    including     45.80    47.40    1.60     733    0.49   0.18   2.85   2.93
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-176   12.80    14.30    1.50     217    0.17   0.07   2.10   4.60
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  24.70    25.90    1.20     113    0.13   0.01   0.83   4.77
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  39.40    41.00    1.60     442    0.48   0.55   5.94   3.57
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-177   18.30    19.50    1.20     137    0.24   0.09   0.94   2.64
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  35.50    37.60    3.10     120    0.11   0.01   0.67   3.21
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-179   18.20    21.00    2.80     110    0.14   0.01   0.76   7.48
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  24.00    34.50   10.50      90    0.26   0.01   0.68   5.06
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-180   15.20    28.50   13.30     144    0.15   0.04   0.96   3.74
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  31.50    34.20    2.70     112    0.26   0.03   0.78   4.45
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-182   14.60    17.00    2.40     754    0.32   0.01   4.04   0.70
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-183   18.70    22.50    3.80     150    0.15   0.01   0.95   1.84
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  25.50    30.00    4.50      98    0.11   0.00   0.53   2.27
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  33.00    33.55    0.55     396    0.20   0.00   2.24   0.72
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-184   19.50    21.00    1.50     443    0.25   0.02   2.58   0.98
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  24.00    25.15    1.15   1,395    1.18   0.04   3.91   4.09
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-185   26.70    31.60    4.90     433    0.59   0.10   3.63   1.89
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  34.60    36.00    1.40     115    0.19   0.07   1.44   4.27
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  46.60    48.00    1.40     118    0.08   0.11   1.51   6.90
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  67.50    70.40    2.90      92    0.10   0.06   2.52   4.11
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-186   22.50    27.00    4.50     168    0.22   0.01   0.96   5.37
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  33.00    38.40    5.40      87    0.09   0.02   0.51   2.92
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-187   14.90    18.00    3.10     606    0.14   0.05   3.73   2.65
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  36.90    37.80    0.90     100    0.08   0.00   0.66   2.93
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  40.70    42.00    1.30     182    0.19   0.00   1.06   8.47
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-188   19.50    24.00    4.50     423    0.17   0.01   2.57   2.66
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  36.10    37.65    1.55     165    0.20   0.01   1.12   1.23
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-189   22.90    30.00    7.10      78    0.11   0.03   0.46   6.44
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  39.00    52.50   13.50      95    0.10   0.03   0.66   4.17
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-192   17.50    21.10    3.60     103    0.10   0.04   0.71   5.45
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  24.00    31.50    7.50      83    0.12   0.02   0.48   5.35
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-193   16.50    18.90    2.40     103    0.22   0.02   0.77   7.53
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  27.00    34.50    7.50     134    0.16   0.01   0.77   3.89
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  37.50    43.00    5.50     197    0.20   0.02   1.24   5.07
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    NS9L-08-194   30.00    31.50    1.50     191    0.19   0.00   1.07   0.73
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    

    The drill hole traces from the 9th Level plus the intercepts into the 
mineralized solid can be viewed on the Company's website under the Nuestra
Senora project heading.
    Drill hole data in the tables 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" within the meaning of the United States Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities
legislation. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to,
statements with respect to the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral
resources, the results of drilling, the timing and methods of future
extraction of mineralization for milling and Scorpio Mining Corporation's
commitment to, and plans for developing the Nuestra Senora Project. Generally,
these forward-looking statements can be identified by the forward-looking
terminology such as "plans", "expects"' or "does not expect", "is expected",
"budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "projects", "intends", "anticipates", or
"does not anticipate", or "believes", or "variations of such words and phrases
or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "can", "could",
"would", "might", or "will" be taken", "occur" or "be achieved".
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of
activity, performance or achievements of Scorpio Mining Corporation to be
materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements, including but not limited to: risks related to the exploration and
potential development and construction of the Nuestra Senora Project, risks
related to international operations, construction delays and cost overruns,
the actual results of current exploration, development and construction
activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters
as plans continue to be refined, future prices of silver, zinc, copper, lead
and gold, as well as those factors discussed in the sections relating to risk
factors of our business filed in Scorpio Mining Corporation's required
securities filings on SEDAR, including its Annual Information Form dated March
26, 2008. Although Scorpio Mining Corporation has attempted to identify
important factors that could cause results to differ materially from those
contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause
results to be materially different from those anticipated, described,
estimated, assessed or intended.
    There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove
accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from
those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Scorpio Mining Corporation doses
not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated
by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.





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