Tumi Resources Limited - Tumi Identifies Electromagnetic Conductor at Tomtebo, Sweden



    TSXv - TM
    Frankfurt - TUY
    OTCBB - TUMIF

    VANCOUVER, June 27 /CNW/ - Tumi Resources Limited ("Tumi" and/or "the
Company") (TSXv-TM; OTCBB - TUMIF; Frankfurt - TUY). David Henstridge,
President of Tumi, announces developments on the Company's 100%-owned Tomtebo
property located 25km southeast of the city of Falun, Bergslagen district,
central Sweden. Following an airborne electromagnetic (EM) survey completed
last autumn, flown along lines spaced 100m apart, the data has been reviewed,
modelled and interpreted by an independent geophysicist in Australia. Numerous
conductive zones were identified in the database; most were of "cultural"
origin (powerlines, culverts, electric fences, buildings), but a few appear to
be legitimate targets near the old workings at Tomtebo.
    Tomtebo is interpreted to be a classic VMS (volcanogenic massive
sulphide) deposit hosted by highly deformed Precambrian felsic volcanics. The
sulphide lenses have been rolled into steeply plunging cylindrical bodies of
which four have been identified and mined on the property over about a 400m
distance northeast-southwest. Two smaller working exist about 150m southeast
of the largest working mined at Tomtebo. Whether these occur along a separate
horizon from the Tomtebo lens(es) or occur along a folded continuation of the
same horizon is not known. However, there exists an unexplained EM conductor
about 300m northeast of these workings under a field with no visible evidence
of a possible cultural conductive source.
    Earliest records indicate that the Tomtebo mine was first discovered and
developed in the mid-seventeenth century, but detailed production records were
kept only in the early part of the twentieth century. It appears that the
northernmost deposits were exploited for silver, lead and zinc, but the
largest working to the south was mined principally for copper in the twentieth
century. Copper ore at Tomtebo was described as occurring in small folds as
lenses or stringers in an anticline. The copper content of the ore varied from
3.0% to 5.3% between the years 1915 and 1919. The average ore grade during the
last phase of mining, between 1965 and 1969, was about 1% Cu and 1% Zn. An
assay of fairly pure chalcopyrite (copper ore) yielded 140 g/t Ag and
9 g/t Au.
    The Company is planning an induced polarisation (IP) survey to cover the
central part of the old mines and this EM conductor. Some historical drilling
and underground data has been reviewed and compiled, but further research will
be performed as well before a drilling program is designed.
    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 Tomtebo project in the
Bergslagen District, Sweden, and has verified the contents of this news
release.

    On behalf of the Board,

    "David Henstridge"
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    David Henstridge, President & CEO

    Forward Looking Statements
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materially from those described herein. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor
the Frankfurt Deutsche Borse have reviewed the information contained herein,
and, therefore, do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy
of this release.





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For further information: Company Contact: Mariana Bermudez at (604)
699-0202, or email: mbermudez@chasemgt.com, website: www.tumiresources.com;
Investor Information Contact: Mining Interactive, Nick L. Nicolaas at (604)
657-4058, or email: nick@mininginteractive.com

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