Tumi Resources Limited
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Tumi Resources Limited

April 16, 2007 13:07 ET

Tumi Resources Limited-Tumi Intersects 24.4m Grading 6.4 g/t Gold and 1,629 g/t Silver at La Trini, Mexico

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 16, 2007) - Tumi Resources Limited ("Tumi" and/or "the Company") (TSX VENTURE:TM)(OTCBB:TUMIF)(FRANKFURT:TUY). David Henstridge, President of Tumi, reports that reverse-circulation drill-hole TRCC 32 drilled to a depth of 186m, intercepted 24.4m grading 6.4 g/t gold and 1,629 g/t silver from a depth of 130m below surface. See Table 1 on page 3 for all drill results.

Since 2005, the Company has been advancing the development of its 100%-owned La Trini silver-gold project in Jalisco, Mexico. To date, the Company has drilled 35 reverse-circulation drill holes totalling 4,112m in two drill campaigns. The Company's phase-two drill program has been focused on better defining the mineralized core zone and establishing where future detailed drilling should occur.

Said Mr. Henstridge: "The results from TRCC 32 are significant and have identified an area where we will be focusing our future work program. As part of the phase-two drill program a number of step-out holes were drilled up to 900m west and 600m east from the mineralized core zone to test the extensions of the rhyolite host rock, but these drill holes did not intersect any significant mineralization. Drill-hole 32 is located 150m north of the limits of the old underground workings within the core area, and mineralization intersected may represent a newly discovered bonanza zone."

Drilling, coupled with the surface and underground sampling programs in and adjacent to the main target area, has defined a 400m-long northerly trending mineralized zone. The zone is 200m wide and remains open down-dip to the north. Within this zone there appears to be a higher grade corridor along the eastern edge, possibly adjacent to a major fault zone. Selected intervals from both drill programs within the higher grade zone include TRRC 6 (18.3m at 3.1 g/t Au and 150 g/t Ag), TRRC 9 (6.1m at 1.1 g/t Au and 201 g/t Ag), TRRC 10 (10.1m at 1.6 g/t Au and 130 g/t Ag), TRRC 11 (5.1m at 5 g/t Au and 184 g/t Ag) and TRRC 32. The table of all drill intercepts from both drill programs in the mineralized core zone along with a drawing showing the drill-hole locations and extent of the zone also appear on the Company's website, www.tumiresources.com under Projects/La Trini.

Mr. Henstridge added: "The results from TRRC 32 have identified an exploration target which requires immediate further drill testing. We are planning a phase-three program of closely spaced drilling to define the size and orientation of this high-grade zone further and to define the extent of the main zone. We will schedule this program after a short break at the end of the Company's Phoenix drill program currently underway in Sonora."

Grab sample checks of the high-grade intervals from the stored drill samples have returned comparable results, and polished sections made from two of the samples has identified argentite (silver sulphide) grains, locally rimmed with native silver, jalpaita (a silver-copper sulphide) and native gold. It should be noted that due to the nature of RC drilling and the lack of nearby data, geological interpretation of the extent and true thickness of mineralized drill intercepts remains uncertain.

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 in Mexico and has verified the contents of this news release.

Quality Control: RC drill samples were collected on 2.03m intervals. Each sample was split on site using a Jones splitter and stored for later use. The site geologist subsequently selected the intervals to be sampled, and the entire interval was run through the Jones splitter twice more to aid homogenization. One-half of this interval was split further to a nominal 5 kg size and sent to Sonora Sample Preparation, S.A. de C.V. in Hermosillo where the samples were crushed and pulverized prior to shipment to IPL Laboratories in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The rejects from all sample intervals split on site were saved. The Company has continued a program of inserting a sample standard and a blank as a means of checking on laboratory analytical reproducibility. Results from the quality control program are within acceptable limits of variability. Silver analyses performed by IPL Laboratories were determined using the ICP analytical method; all results that yielded greater than 100 ppm Ag were re-analyzed using a gravimetric finish. These are the results reported. Gold was determined by the fire assay-atomic absorption finish method. An independent qualified geologist, John Nebocat, P. Eng., visited the drill site to both observe the drilling and sampling procedures.

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: LA TRINI RESULTS FROM PHASE 1 AND 2 DRILL PROGRAMS

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HOLE SECTION FROM TO METRES GOLD SILVER
NUMBER (m) (m) (g/t) (g/t)
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TRRC-02 4900E 22.4 26.4 4 1.5 102
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TRRC-03 4950E 22.4 28.5 6.1 0.1 74
32.5 36.6 4.1 3.7 215
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TRRC-04 4950E 4.1 18.3 14.2 0.1 108
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TRRC-05 4950E 50.8 57 6.2 2.0 54
109.8 113.8 4 0.1 90
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TRRC-06 5000E 8.1 26.4 18.3 3.1 150
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TRRC-07 5000E 26.4 36.6 10.2 1.1 78
61.0 65.0 4 0.2 45
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TRRC-08 5000E 50.8 56.9 6.1 0.2 53
63.0 67.1 4.1 0.4 43
75.2 81.3 6.1 0.3 69
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TRRC-09 5050E 18.3 24.4 6.1 1.1 201
26.4 36.6 10.2 0.3 72
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TRRC-10 5050E 32.5 71.1 38.6 0.7 66
including 40.7 50.8 10.1 1.6 139
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TRRC-11 5050E 71.0 77.2 6.2 1.6 92
84.3 89.4 5.1 5.0 184
91.5 97.6 6.1 0.4 87
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TRRC-12 5100E 20.3 22.4 2.1 1.7 463
30.5 38.6 8.1 0.3 58
44.7 48.8 4.1 0.8 69
50.8 54.9 4.1 0.1 36
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TRRC-13 5100E 52.8 61 8.2 0.2 46
73.2 77.2 4 0.1 102
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TRRC-14 5100E 48.8 50.8 2 0.4 134
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TRRC-15 5100E 69.1 71.1 2 0.5 70
91.5 97.6 6.1 1.0 198
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TRRC-25 5050E 150.4 158.5 8.1 0.3 87
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TRRC-26 5250E 8.1 10.2 2.1 0.2 65
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121.9 124 2.1 0.2 114
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TRRC-31 5200E 91.4 93.5 2.1 -- 59
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160.5 162.6 2.1 -- 44
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TRRC-32 5050E 130 154.4 24.4 6.4 1,629
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including 132.1 144.3 12.2 12.1 3,188
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158.5 160.5 2.0 0.9 188
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TRRC-33 4950E 71.1 79.2 8.1 0.1 113
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87.4 89.4 2.0 0.2 59
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93.5 95.5 2.0 0.04 67
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103.6 105.7 2.1 0.02 33
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TRRC-34 4950E 152.4 158.5 6.1 0.1 59
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