Tiomin Resources Inc.

Tiomin Resources Inc.

February 27, 2009 17:33 ET

Tiomin Summarizes Kivu's Exploration Activities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2009) - Tiomin Resources Inc. (TSX:TIO) ('Tiomin' or the 'Company') is pleased to provide a summary of information received from Kivu Gold Corp. ('Kivu') regarding its gold exploration properties in sub-Saharan Africa. Tiomin owns approximately 33.5% of the outstanding common shares of Kivu.

Kivu's focus is on gold and the market likes a pure gold play. Kivu has worked quietly, acquiring properties with good geology in less-travelled parts of Africa. Despite its obvious problems, Africa remains a tremendous opportunity for Canadian mining companies. Kivu's exploration projects are located in South Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda. The projects are summarized as follows:

South Sudan: Upper Luri Project

Kivu can earn a 60% interest in the Upper Luri Project by spending US$700,000, and increase its interest to 80% by completing a feasibility study. The initial exploration activities identified gold stream anomalies over a 20 to 30 kilometre strike zone. Analysis of satellite imagery indicates areas of interest which are coincident with gold soil anomalies. In addition, there is potential for platinum in several locations based on stream sediment sampling.

Uganda: Murchison Project

The Murchison Project includes a 1,127 square kilometre area, approximately 300 kilometres north of Entebbe that is covered by three exploration licenses controlled by Kivu.

Rwanda: Mwendo Property

Kivu's license for the Mwenda property includes approximately 308 square miles. Exploration activities to date include 420 assayed soil samples which yielded extensive gold anomalies with potential for a 12 kilometre strike zone.

Rwanda: Ntendezi, Murya, Birambo, Rangiro and Kinihira licences held under a JV

In January 2008 Kivu and Coopexmi SarI ('Coopexmi'), a Rwandan company, entered into a strategic joint venture agreement to acquire and explore mineral properties in Rwanda. Currently, the agreement includes licences for five properties known as Ntendezi, Murya, Birambo, Rangiro and Kinihira. Pursuant to the agreement Kivu will have an option to acquire up to 75% undivided interest in each of the properties based on exploration spending levels and completion of a feasibility study. Exploration work to date has identified visible gold recovered by panning overburden located over a quartz stockwork.

As previously disclosed, various insiders of Tiomin are also insiders of Kivu. The TSX reviewed all investments in Kivu by Tiomin and independent third-parties determined that the transactions were fair to the shareholders of Tiomin.

To find out more about Tiomin Resources Inc., please visit the company's website at www.tiomin.com.

Certain of the information contained in this news release constitutes 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of securities laws. Such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those with respect to the prices of metals and minerals, estimated future production and estimated costs of future production involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any forecast results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the actual prices of copper and gold, the actual results of current exploration, development and mining activities, changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated, as well as those factors disclosed in the documents of the Company filed from time to time with the Ontario Securities Commission.

Contact Information