Scorpio's Infill Drilling of the Hoag Zone Continues to Demonstrate Continuity and Width including 24.2 metres grading 127 g/t Ag, 6.18% Zn, 0.43% Cu, 5.75% Pb & 0.094 g/t Au



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    VANCOUVER, April 4 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report additional results of infill definition stope drilling from
the 9th and 10th levels on the Nuestra Senora Silver - Zinc Project's Hoag
Zone.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, "Infill drilling from the 9th and
10th levels continues to demonstrate the continuity and substantial width of
the Hoag Zone, which supports the low cost bulk mining design proposed by our
engineering personnel. The pre-feasibility study is progressing well and
includes a comprehensive mine study of mineral resources, mining plan and
extraction methods, metallurgy, mill design, smelter charges and net smelter
return, capital expenditures and operating costs, and various sensitivity
analysis of projected cash flow. The report is expected to be released within
the month."

    
                 Table 1 - Infill Drill Results - Hoag 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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    NS10L-07-12         0.00  13.50  13.50  54.00  0.028   0.07   1.12   0.98
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    NS10L-07-13         8.40  33.90  25.50  54.00  0.041   0.11   1.32   1.44
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    NS10L-07-14        10.60  21.10  10.50  38.00  0.036   0.27   1.36   1.48
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                       26.20  40.40  14.20 143.00  0.055   0.18   2.46   1.25
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    NS9L-07-08          1.80  26.70  24.90  74.00  0.039   0.21   3.22   2.76
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    NS9L-07-09          2.20   3.30   1.10  41.00  0.063   0.16   2.64   3.70
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                        7.40  31.60  24.20 127.00  0.094   0.43   5.75   6.18
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    NS9L-07-10          3.40  27.50  24.10  72.00  0.076   0.20   2.60   3.69
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    NS9L-07-11          4.80  20.60  15.80  82.00  0.119   0.24   2.03   0.95
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                       24.30  29.60   5.30 184.00  0.197   0.10   3.38   1.81
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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 Nuestra Senora project including new stope designs of the
Hoag Zone 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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