Scorpio's Underground Drilling from the 9th Level of Nuestra Senora Deposit Reports 1,269 g/t Ag, 17.03% Zn, 4.77% Cu, 6.57% Pb and 0.377 g/t Au over 3.20 metres



    VANCOUVER, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX:SPM) is
pleased to report additional underground drill results from the 9th Level of
its 100% owned Nuestra Senora deposit, Sinaloa State, Mexico.
    Peter J. Hawley, Chairman, CEO reports, "The definition drilling of the
9th Level correlates well with that of the previously reported 8th and 10th
levels of the Nuestra Senora deposit (see news releases of July 10 and
August 13, 2007). Results continue to confirm continuity of the multiple
mineralized zones and will allow for additional mine planning and future
upgrading of the resources. Meanwhile, the Company continues to accelerate its
pre-production activities on the project including underground mine
development and mill construction."

    
       Table 1.  9th 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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    NS9L-07-15   32.60   33.80    1.20    190.00  0.057   0.32   0.36   1.91
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                 35.90   41.30    5.40    227.00  0.128   0.85   0.47   4.43
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                 56.70   58.10    1.40    100.00  0.024   0.51   0.51   1.51
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                 60.80   62.80    2.00    123.00  0.102   0.65   0.43   1.00
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                 75.50   76.70    1.20    136.00  0.036   0.31   0.57   1.89
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                 81.40   82.30    0.90    683.00  0.248   3.78   4.61  20.20
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                 87.80   90.00    2.20    137.00  0.071   0.98   0.34   4.38
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                 98.70   98.90    0.20    522.00  0.247   4.92   1.90   0.40
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                100.30  103.50    3.20  1,269.00  0.317   4.77   6.57  17.03
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    NS9L-07-16   26.10   27.00    0.90    124.00  0.102   0.86   1.12   4.41
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                 36.90   38.00    1.10    197.00  0.037   0.56   0.62   1.04
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    NS9L-07-17    7.70    9.90    2.20     76.00  0.030   0.34   1.84   3.37
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                 11.60   12.80    1.20     81.00  0.017   0.17   3.31   3.97
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                 17.70   19.80    2.10    163.00  0.097   0.35   5.20  12.18
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                 25.70   27.00    1.30    145.00  0.042   0.43   0.50   0.74
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                 34.80   35.70    0.90    168.00  0.085   0.46   0.49   2.71
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                 36.80   37.80    1.00    138.00  0.069   0.48   0.27   0.65
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    NS9L-07-18   13.70   15.80    2.10     86.00  0.026   0.25   2.37   5.21
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    NS9L-07-19   43.40   45.40    2.00    192.00  0.203   1.26   2.04  10.59
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    NS9L-07-20   28.50   29.40    0.90    116.00  0.148   0.45   2.31   3.14
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                 40.50   44.10    3.60    187.00  0.115   1.06   1.86   4.60
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    NS9L-07-24   14.20   15.35    1.15     76.00  0.147   0.28   1.35   3.20
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    NS9L-07-62   27.00   30.00    3.00    115.00  0.100   0.27   0.51   1.14
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    NS9L-07-63   10.15   11.15    1.00    560.00  0.242   3.11   5.11  11.00
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                 25.50   28.50    3.00    157.00  0.147   0.53   0.45   0.15
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    NS9L-07-64   97.20   98.00    0.80    670.00  0.128  11.75   4.00   2.70
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                106.50  108.00    1.50     94.00  0.170   0.64   0.36   1.49
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                126.00  127.50    1.50    246.00  0.126   0.04   0.68   0.10
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    NS9L-07-65   12.45   16.20    3.75    219.00  0.145   0.44   3.77   4.34
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                104.00  108.60    4.60    383.00  0.091   3.58   1.67   5.34
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    NS9L-07-66    9.00   10.40    1.40    104.00  0.256   1.15   2.39   6.49
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                 33.00   34.50    1.50     92.00  0.094   1.12   0.45   4.79
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                 70.50   73.50    3.00     97.00  0.056   0.53   1.52   1.80
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    NS9L-07-71   13.80   14.80    1.00    187.00  0.184   0.50   5.57   8.23
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                 43.10   44.00    0.90     77.00  0.233   1.15   1.42   6.49
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                 62.40   66.50    4.10    259.00  0.311   0.92   2.79   2.28
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                 67.70   71.20    3.50    236.00  0.132   0.71   2.23   3.35
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                 72.30   76.70    4.40    210.00  0.178   0.66   2.14   3.59
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                 79.50   80.90    1.40     90.00  0.104   0.25   0.81   1.54
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                 82.20   83.50    1.30     90.00  0.073   0.37   0.48   1.62
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                 97.00  101.70    4.70    416.00  0.095   3.11   1.87   9.55
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                104.00  104.80    0.80    230.00  0.094   0.61   1.43   6.27
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    NS9L-07-72   29.80   30.90    1.10    285.00  0.091   0.88   6.76   2.87
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                 64.00   67.60    3.60    158.00  0.112   0.66   1.82   2.55
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                 74.60   79.00    4.40     99.00  0.140   0.64   0.55   2.97
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                 80.50   61.80    1.30    247.00  0.040   0.30   0.81   0.15
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                 87.40   88.90    1.50  1,325.00  0.593   5.67   4.51   8.73
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    NS9L-07-73    9.60   12.60    3.00    451.00  0.972   0.94   5.25   2.54
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                 42.70   44.10    1.40    152.00  0.107   0.31   0.81   0.10
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                 52.00   53.20    1.20    163.00  0.074   0.31   0.65   0.49
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                 54.40   58.10    3.70    157.00  0.055   0.34   0.76   0.72
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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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