Tumi Resources Limited - Tumi Resources Commences Drilling at Phoenix in Sonora, Mexico



    TSXv - TM
    Frankfurt - TUY
    OTCBB - TUMIF

    VANCOUVER, April 2 /CNW/ - Tumi Resources Limited (the "Company")
(TSXv-TM; OTCBB - TUMIF; Frankfurt - TUY). David Henstridge, President & CEO
of Tumi, announces the start of a minimum 1,000m 14-hole reverse circulation
drill program at its 100%-owned Phoenix claim, located southwest of Caborca in
Sonora, Mexico.
    For the past few months the Company has undertaken a systematic gridding
and rock/soil sampling program on the Phoenix claim, searching for bulk
tonnage gold/silver mineralization. Phoenix is underlain by Mesozoic volcanic,
sedimentary and intrusive rocks covered by a young, gently dipping alluvial
plain. An area roughly three km east-west by three km north-south has been
gridded, from which 3,120 samples have been taken. The lines are spaced either
50m or 100m apart with stations every 20m along the lines. Most of the samples
were taken from rock as the soil cover was sparse and poorly developed.
    Multi-element ICP analyses of the samples have shown strongly anomalous
arsenic, silver, lead, zinc, and to some extent antimony, which appears to
correlate with hematite and carbonate altered horizons. These horizons seem to
parallel the sedimentary and volcanic stratigraphy that trends
northwest-southeast and dips gently to moderately southwest. Gold has not been
analyzed in these samples for cost purposes; it has been demonstrated from
previous sampling that gold has a strong correlation with the elements
mentioned above. It is believed that up to five distinct horizons exist over a
strike length of up to 2 1/2km; these horizons remain open to the southeast.
    In the southwest corner of the grid, anomalous geochemistry coincides
with a granitic body exposed over an area 400m by 700m. Numerous old workings
display a stockwork-style of fracturing and mineralization that has been
overprinted by discrete higher-grade veins. These high grade veins were
exploited by individuals known as "gambosinos".
    Mr Henstridge noted that the exploration "has defined a large, low-grade
precious metal system within our Phoenix concession. This style of
mineralization is common in Sonora, including La Herradura, La Choya and San
Francisco mines as well as the Lluvia de Oro, La Jojoba and El Chanate
deposits. We look forward to our initial drill program in this area."
    Mr. Henstridge also stated that the Company has made all option payments
under the Letter Agreement to acquire the La Trini silver-gold project (see
news release dated January 19, 2005) and, accordingly, the Company has fully
earned its 100% interest in all the subject claims. The Company has recently
completed a Phase 2 drill program and results are pending (see news release
dated March 21, 2007).
    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 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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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. 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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