Scorpio's Mexico Team Fully Staffed and Ready for Production

    VANCOUVER, Aug. 30 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report that as of early August 2007, the Company's 100% owned
Mexican subsidiary, Minera Cosala SA de CV, has added the last of its key
operating staff and is ready for production on its 100% owned Nuestra Senora
deposit, Sinaloa State, Mexico.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, "With key senior mining/milling
personnel in place directing their individual teams as a tight efficient work
unit, we are set to push the project through to production. Scorpio is proud
to have such a varied and experienced workforce as well as well respected
leaders, and looks forward to supporting the team in their mandate to advance
the project into production as soon as possible."
    Scorpio's Minera Cosala Operations and Administration team will be
hosting a booth at the 27th International Mining Congress in Veracruz, México
on October 10 - 13, 2007. Team members attending include President, Roger
Scammell; Mine Manager, Eric Vinet; Chief Geologist, Richard Roy; Chief
Mechanical Superintendent, Roger Labonte; Mining Engineer, Heladio Campos;
Purchaser, Gabriel Morales and Office Manager, Claudia Rivera. If you are
attending we invite you to please drop by and ask questions about our exciting

                        Minera Cosala - Key Personnel

    Eric Vinet - Mine Manager

    Eric is a Spanish-speaking graduate mining engineer with 18 years of
world wide experience including Canada, Africa, Honduras and Mexico. He has
spearheaded the team since July 2006. His past positions include mine manager
of Breakwater's 700,000 tonne-per-year El Mochito silver-lead-zinc mine in
Honduras, production engineer for Barrick's Bulyanhulu mine in Tanzania, Aur
Resources' Louvicourt mine and Placer Dome's Sigma Mine in Quebec, and
research engineer for the Canadian Government's Research Laboratory, CANMET in
Quebec. Well respected by his colleagues worldwide, Eric will be the driving
force in making the project a success.

    Richard Roy - Chief Geologist

    Richard is a bi-lingual professional geologist with over 19 years
experience throughout North America. His past positions include Chief
Geologist for Alexis Minerals' Aurbel and Lac Herbin mines, Aur Resources'
Belmoral and Louvicourt mines and Placer Dome's Sigma Mine in Quebec. In
addition, as a consultant working throughout Canada and Nevada, he supervised
various gold, silver, copper, zinc, nickel and diamond exploration projects.
His experience will guide the company through its production stage and
compliment the exploration for potential new discoveries.

    Denis Boivin - Senior Geologist

    Denis is a qualified geoscientist fluent in Spanish with over 16 years in
exploration in open pit and underground mine exploration within North and the
Latin America. His expertise covers bore hole data management, digital deposit
modeling, mineral resource estimations, block modeling, grade control and
reconciliation. His broad range of expertise will allow the Company to
continue to expand its resource/reserve inventory and in conjunction with
geological modelling provide a more comprehensive understanding of the
structural and mineralogical controls of the deposit(s) which will aid in
future exploration.

    Roger Labonte - Chief Mechanical Superintendent

    Roger is proficient in Spanish and has over 31 years mechanical and
superintendent experience at Les Mines Casa Berardi, Quebec, the Caribou Mine
in New Brunswick and El Limon mine in Nicaragua. As Chief Mechanical
Superintendent he oversees the Canadian mechanic trainers responsible for
supervising and training the local Mexican labour work force in mechanical
planning and preventive maintenance programs. His experience in preventive
maintenance will be invaluable to the success of the mine as a consequence of
increased production due to the availability of equipment.

    Guido Di Lenardo - Mill Construction Manager

    Guido is a professional engineer and architect, fluent in Spanish and has
over 37 years of world wide experience including projects in North, Central
and South America and China. His past projects include the Yscaycruz and
Yaliyaku mines in Peru for Glencore and the El Pachon and La Granja Mines in
Argentina and Chile. His expertise in the design, construction and start up of
mill facilities adds to the strength of the Company.

    Jose Rivera - Mill Superintendent

    Jose has over 23 years as a mill processing professional in México,
specializing in flotation sequences and recoveries. Prior to joining the
company he worked for Hecla Mining in the laboratory department and for the
last 13 years was the mill superintendent for the La Choya mine in Senora
State. His solid background in running mill facilities will facilitate a fast
mill commissioning start up.
    Further information on the Company and the Nuestra Senora project is
available on the Scorpio Mining web site at:
    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


    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:; Rich Kaiser,
YES International: 1-800-631-8127, 001-757-306-6090 (outside North America),

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