Tumi Resources Limited

Tumi Resources Limited

June 03, 2009 12:35 ET

Tumi Announces El Colorado Ready for Drilling

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Tumi Resources Limited (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TM)(PINK SHEETS:TUMIF)(FRANKFURT:TUY). Mr. David Henstridge, President, announces that results from the follow-up sampling program recently completed on the Company's 100-percent owned El Colorado property, Sonora, Mexico, have further enhanced the targeted anomalies described previously (see press releases dated April15th and May 12th).

The Company has received the results of 194 soil and rock chip samples taken from the area and, based on the results as well as the results of several prior soil sampling programs, five reverse circulation (RC) drill holes are programmed at four of the six areas investigated. All four areas are noted for intense hematite alteration and relatively abundant quartz veining or stockworks and lie within a 2km long zone.

- Areas 1 & 2: These adjoining areas were tested with 82 soil samples along 5 grid lines over an area 200m NW-SE by 350m NE-SW. Soil samples yielded values that ranged from trace to 11 ppm silver. Two RC holes will test the northern and southern portions of this anomaly.

- Area 3: A total of 33 samples were taken from 4 lines over an area roughly 150m NW-SE by 200m NE-SW. Silver values in this area ranged from trace to 16 ppm in soil samples, and a rock chip sample taken along one of the lines yielded 52 ppm. Two small workings were found in this area. One RC hole is planned to test this target.

- El Frances: Two phases of mapping and sampling were performed on this target where there exists an old mine (El Frances) and evidence of at least 4 diamond drill holes. The principal vein is hosted by altered andesitic volcanics, and abundant stockwork quartz veining, along with tourmaline alteration, is seen over tens of meters in the hanging wall. A total of 140 soil samples were taken from 7 lines over a distance of about 400m E-W by 400m N-S. Mapping suggests that the zone may extend over 800m in length. The soil samples yielded values ranging from trace to 15 ppm silver. One RC hole is programmed to test this site, roughly paralleling one of the historical drill holes.

- Area 4: Twenty-four soil samples were collected from three lines over a distance of 100m NW-SE by 125m NE-SW. Silver values in the soil samples ranged from trace to 11 ppm. One RC hole is planned to test this target.

Reconnaissance work done about 3 km to the east of the areas to be drilled identified another zone of hematite, silica and tourmaline alteration in hydrothermal breccias. A grab sample of mineralized float from this area assayed multi-kilos of silver, but its source could not be immediately identified. Due to the high grade nature of this sample, the Company intends to undertake further work in this area.

Mr. Henstridge stated: "It is pleasing that El Colorado has reached the stage where the Company will undertake its first RC program. A drill contractor is being sought and I look forward to this work being completed. As well, our ongoing exploration continues to discover more zones of interest revealing the widespread nature of mineralization within our El Colorado licence."

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 El Colorado project in Sonora, Mexico, and has verified the contents of this news release.

On behalf of the Board,

David Henstridge, President & CEO

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