Tumi Resources Limited
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Tumi Resources Limited

April 02, 2007 13:59 ET

Tumi Resources Limited-Tumi Resources Commences Drilling at Phoenix in Sonora, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 2, 2007) - Tumi Resources Limited (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TM)(OTCBB:TUMIF)(FRANKFURT:TUY). David Henstridge, President & CEO of Tumi, announces the start of a minimum 1,000m 14-hole reverse circulation drill program at its 100%-owned Phoenix claim, located southwest of Caborca in Sonora, Mexico.

For the past few months the Company has undertaken a systematic gridding and rock/soil sampling program on the Phoenix claim, searching for bulk tonnage gold/silver mineralization. Phoenix is underlain by Mesozoic volcanic, sedimentary and intrusive rocks covered by a young, gently dipping alluvial plain. An area roughly three km east-west by three km north-south has been gridded, from which 3,120 samples have been taken. The lines are spaced either 50m or 100m apart with stations every 20m along the lines. Most of the samples were taken from rock as the soil cover was sparse and poorly developed.

Multi-element ICP analyses of the samples have shown strongly anomalous arsenic, silver, lead, zinc, and to some extent antimony, which appears to correlate with hematite and carbonate altered horizons. These horizons seem to parallel the sedimentary and volcanic stratigraphy that trends northwest-southeast and dips gently to moderately southwest. Gold has not been analyzed in these samples for cost purposes; it has been demonstrated from previous sampling that gold has a strong correlation with the elements mentioned above. It is believed that up to five distinct horizons exist over a strike length of up to 2 1/2km; these horizons remain open to the southeast.

In the southwest corner of the grid, anomalous geochemistry coincides with a granitic body exposed over an area 400m by 700m. Numerous old workings display a stockwork-style of fracturing and mineralization that has been overprinted by discrete higher-grade veins. These high grade veins were exploited by individuals known as "gambosinos".

Mr Henstridge noted that the exploration "has defined a large, low-grade precious metal system within our Phoenix concession. This style of mineralization is common in Sonora, including La Herradura, La Choya and San Francisco mines as well as the Lluvia de Oro, La Jojoba and El Chanate deposits. We look forward to our initial drill program in this area."

Mr. Henstridge also stated that the Company has made all option payments under the Letter Agreement to acquire the La Trini silver-gold project (see news release dated January 19, 2005) and, accordingly, the Company has fully earned its 100% interest in all the subject claims. The Company has recently completed a Phase 2 drill program and results are pending (see news release dated March 21, 2007).

The qualified person for Tumi's Projects, David Henstridge, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has visited the Company's projects and has verified the contents of this news release.

On behalf of the Board,

David Henstridge, President & CEO

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