Tumi Resources Limited
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Tumi Resources Limited

March 31, 2009 13:09 ET

Tumi Explores Large Area of Silver-Gold Anomalies at El Colorado, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2009) - Tumi Resources Limited (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:TM)(OTCBB:TUMIF)(FRANKFURT:TUY). David Henstridge, President, announces the results of a reconnaissance soil sampling program conducted on the Company's wholly-owned 7,613 hectare El Colorado property located about 45 km southeast of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. El Colorado abuts the northern boundary of the licences covering the now closed La Colorada Mine, previously operated by Eldorado Gold Corporation and currently being explored by Pediment Gold Corp. La Colorada Mine opened in 1994 and was reported to produce up to 65,000 ozs of gold per year from an open-pit, heap-leach operation before it was closed in 2001. Hematite alteration, exhibiting strong red coloration at La Colorada Mine, continues to the north into El Colorado.

The Company's property is underlain by Paleozoic and Mesozoic marine and clastic sediments which have been intruded by dioritic to granitic phases producing widespread hornfels, skarn and mineralization in the sedimentary rocks over several km. Numerous old artesanal and some more recent mine workings exist throughout the property.

The broad area of hornfels, skarn and quartz-hematite alteration found along the southwestern portion of the property was tested with 8 lines of soil samples over a strike length of 2.8 km. The lines ranged from 1.1 km to 2.3 km in length, and the survey covered an area just over 10 square km. A total of 628 samples were collected. A few old drill sites were also found near the southeastern end of this zone on an old working known as the El Frances mine, but no information about them has yet been found.

Coincident anomalous values in silver, lead and arsenic occur in 6 of the lines over a 1.8 km strike length. The anomalous zone is up to 1 km wide in the southeasternmost line and remains open in that direction. Ten of the soil samples were analyzed for gold with results ranging from 0.01 to 0.36 g/t. These preliminary results are very encouraging and further enhance this project.

Mr Henstridge stated: "Our continuing work in Sonora has identified a precious metal system in close proximity to a large historic gold mine and justifies immediate further work. The Company's senior geological staff is currently on-site to determine the next work program."

The qualified person for Tumi's projects, David Henstridge, has visited the El Colorado property and has verified the contents of this news release.

On behalf of the Board,

David Henstridge, President & CEO

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