Tumi Resources Limited
TSX VENTURE : TM
OTC Bulletin Board : TUMIF
FRANKFURT : TUY

Tumi Resources Limited

October 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Tumi Discovers Wide Intercept of Silver-Zinc Mineralization at Sala, Sweden

Results from Hole 08-003 include: 7.1m at 81 g/t Silver and 10.4% Zinc from 392.5m 22.1m at 34 g/t Silver and 6.3% Zinc from 410.7m 9.85m at 203 g/t Silver and 6.4% Zinc from 451.6m

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2008) - Tumi Resources Limited (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TM)(OTCBB:TUMIF)(FRANKFURT:TUY) - Mr. David Henstridge, President, announces assay results from the second and third diamond drill holes completed at the Company's Sala silver-zinc-lead property, located in the Bergslagen District of central Sweden.

Following the success of drill hole 08-001 (as reported on July 16th, 2008) which intersected a 75m wide zone of zinc mineralization, holes 08-002 and 08-003 were drilled on the same section to test the up dip and down dip extent of mineralization respectively. Hole 08-002, drilled above hole 08-001, intersected the mineralized zone over a 28m interval. Hole 08-003, drilled below hole 08-001, intersected a 92m wide zone of polymetallic zinc-dominant mineralization. The 92m intercept in hole 08-003, calculated without lower cut-off, averaged 3.8% zinc and 56 g/t silver. Mineralization discovered in hole 08-003 is better in both grade and thickness with respect to the up dip interval in 08-001, and suggests that the grade of mineralization may be improving to depth. See Table 1, at the end of this news release, for the most significant intercepts in the first three holes.

The first three drill holes, totaling 1,332m, were completed on the northern end of the Sala target zone. The three holes were drilled from the same site, with different dips, in an east-northeasterly orientation. Drilling at Sala is now finished with eight holes totaling 2,283m completed. Assay results from the remaining drill holes are awaited.

Mr. Henstridge stated, "Our rigorous exploration program and persistence at Sala is proving to be rewarding. The discovery of a broad 75m zone of mineralization in our first drill hole at Sala was extremely encouraging, and later, to receive the grades listed above over a wide zone within hole 08-003 enhances the project enormously. The nature of mineralization in the historic Sala silver mine suggests northerly plunging ore shoots and hole 08-003 may have intersected a new shoot west of the historic Sala ore-bodies. These results validate a one kilometre long target zone to the west of the Sala mine previously suggested by Tumi's ongoing work program."

Quality Control: Drill samples were collected mostly on 1.0m intervals, with a few exceptions. Each sample was split using a diamond saw at a core storage facility in the town of Kopperberg. The samples were taken by Company personnel to the Lundin Mining Corp. Laboratory in Uppsala, where the samples were crushed and pulverized prior to shipment to IPL Laboratories in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The Company has implemented a program of inserting sample standards and sample blanks as a means of checking analytical reproducibility. Splits were taken from selected samples prepared at the Lundin laboratory and shipped to Mineral Assayers Canada in Vancouver.

All samples analyzed by IPL Laboratories were determined using the ICP method using aqua regia digestion. Due to the high levels of zinc, lead and silver, a second set of samples were digested with multiple acids and re-assayed by ICP and reported as ppm silver and percent copper, lead and zinc. The check analyses done at Assayers Canada were completed using a multiple acid digestion, and the results were reported as ppm silver and percent copper, lead and zinc. An independent qualified geologist, John Nebocat, P. Eng., visited the drill site and the sample logging and preparation facility at Kopperberg to observe the drilling and sampling procedures. Due to the possible presence of silver amalgam, native silver, silver sulphosalts or silver sulphides, the Company is routinely assaying sections of the holes using the metallic screen/fire assay technique, reducing the risk of losing metallic silver in the sample preparation stage. It is unknown at this stage whether drill hole widths approximate true widths.

The qualified person for Tumi's projects, David Henstridge, has visited the Sala project area in the Bergslagen District of Sweden and has verified the contents of this news release.

On behalf of the Board,

David Henstridge, President & CEO

Forward Looking Statements. This Company Press Release contains certain "forward-looking" statements and information relating to the Company that are based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company's management. Such statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to certain factors including, without limitations, competitive factors, general economic conditions, customer relations, relationships with vendors and strategic partners, the interest rate environment, governmental regulation and supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices, and one-time events. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein.



TABLE 1: Significant intercepts to date, calculated using a lower cut-off
of 1% zinc or 30 g/t silver.

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Hole Number From (m) To (m) Width (m) Ag (g/t) Zn (%) Pb (%)
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08-001 279.8 286.4 6.6 76 7.0 1.1
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Including 279.8 282.8 3 112 11.7 2.0
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308.3 318.3 10 33 3.3 0.6
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Including 314.3 317.3 3 92 4.5 2.0
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319.3 322.3 3 143 0.6 0.5
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Including 319.3 320.3 1 259 0.2 0.1
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345.6 347.7 2.1 13 3.9 0.01
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08-002 242.4 247.4 5 85 0.3 1.7
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268.6 271.6 3 54 2.1 0.7
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08-003 392.5 399.6 7.1 81 10.4 0.6
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Including 394.5 397.6 3.1 100 21.9 1.3
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401.7 403.7 2 83 1.8 0.5
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404.7 406.8 2.1 101 0.8 0.1
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407.7 409.7 2 10 2.6 0.1
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410.7 432.8 22.1 34 6.3 0.3
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Including 410.7 416.2 5.5 74 7.4 0.7
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Including 418.9 430.8 11.9 16 8.0 0.1
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433.15 434.1 0.95 100 0.03 0.1
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438.75 442.8 4.05 79 0.5 0.1
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449.6 450.6 1 43 1.6 0.4
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451.6 461.45 9.85 203 6.4 0.8
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Including 451.6 457.7 6.1 105 10.0 0.5
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Including 454.65 461.45 6.8 276 5.3 0.9
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Including 458.7 459.5 0.8 1,131 1.5 2.4
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462.45 466.45 4.0 71 1.0 0.3
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478.2 479.2 1 54 1.7 0.03
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