Scorpio's Underground Drilling of Nuestra Senora Deposit Hits 21 metres followed by 25.5 metres of Mineralization in one Hole, with another Hole Reporting 1,018 g/t Ag, 10.30% Zn, 3.28% Cu, 10.27% Pb and 0.379 g/t Au over 4.6 metres



    TSX:SPM

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report additional underground drill results targeting the Nuestra
Senora main body from the 9.5 sublevel, 10th level and 10.5 sublevel of its
100% owned Nuestra Senora deposit, Sinaloa State, Mexico.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, "The exploration and definition
drilling from the 9.5 to 10.5 sublevels, which includes the 10th level
situated 210 metres vertically below surface, continues to demonstrate
significant mineralization over mineable widths. The Company utilizes three
dimensional modelling to define drill targets, and is focusing not only on the
existing bodies as part of an integrated mine plan for extraction, but
continues to successfully explore at depth and peripheral to the known
deposits. Currently there are four underground diamond drills on the project."

    
        Table 1. 9.5 Level Underground Drill Results - Nuestra Senora

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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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    NSUG-07-131A  125.60  128.10    2.50     146  0.101   0.61   0.34   2.03
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                  138.60  141.60    3.00     318  0.277   0.39   0.77   1.32
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                  144.10  148.70    4.60   1,018  0.379   3.28  10.27  10.30
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    NSUG-07-138   150.00  151.50    1.50      92  0.088   0.55   0.29   3.63
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    NSUG-07-139    85.50   87.00    1.50     100  0.101   0.29   0.17   1.04
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    NSUG-07-140   145.50  150.00    4.50     125  0.054   0.61   0.34   1.25
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    NSUG-07-142    53.10   54.30    1.20     219  0.107   0.51   2.05   2.46
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       Table 2. 10th Level Underground Drill Results - Nuestra Senora

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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-07-114  16.40    19.30    2.90     118  0.043   0.54   5.58   7.52
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    NS10L-07-115  61.50    82.50   21.00     183  0.063   0.60   0.36   1.15
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                 106.50   132.00   25.50     244  0.139   0.74   0.46   1.07
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    NS10L-07-116  40.50    45.00    4.50     160  0.067   0.60   0.43   3.35
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                  81.00    82.50    1.50     209  0.105   0.11   0.65   1.96
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    NS10L-07-126  87.20    90.80    3.60      96  0.102   0.49   2.47   2.97
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    NS10L-07-134  26.50    27.40    0.90     253  0.057   0.01   0.45   0.43
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       Table 3. 10.5 Level Underground Drill Results - Nuestra Senora

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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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    NSUG-07-146  112.40   113.50    1.10     172  0.227   3.82   0.16   0.11
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    NSUG-07-147  122.30   123.90    1.60     148  0.098   0.04   0.16   0.18
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                 169.80   173.30    3.50     140  0.113   0.44   0.46   1.16
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    NSUG-07-165  130.50   132.00    1.50     397  0.173   0.67   1.48   2.28
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                 153.00   154.50    1.50     193  0.111   0.11   0.31   0.07
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                 165.50   166.50    1.00     172  0.047   0.08   0.28   0.10
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    NSUG-07-166   19.50    21.50    2.00     262  0.053   0.10   2.74   2.57
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                 186.30   197.80   11.50     207  0.061   0.68   0.50   1.47
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                 202.40   214.20   11.80     130  0.145   0.24   0.68   1.23
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    NSUG-07-169  160.10   163.40    3.30     123  0.069   0.40   0.38   0.35
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                 177.10   181.90    4.80     141  0.121   0.56   0.43   4.01
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    NSUG-07-170  139.60   140.80    1.20     233  0.158   0.97   0.39   1.58
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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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