Tumi Resources Limited - Tumi Resources defines drill target at Sala, Sweden



    VANCOUVER, June 20 /CNW/ - Tumi Resources Limited ("Tumi" and/or the
"Company") (TSXv-TM; OTCBB - TUMIF; Frankfurt - TUY). David Henstridge,
President, announces that the work program over the last year has defined a
significant drill target within the wholly-owned Sala property in the
Bergslagen District of Sweden. Approval for an initial diamond drilling
program has been lodged with the authorities, as required by Swedish Mining
Law. A drill contract will be signed as soon as approval is given.
    Sala, now a historical mine site, was Europe's largest silver producer
since the 16th century; it ceased production in the early part of the 20th
century. Historical records show it was likely that more than 200 million ozs
of silver were recovered from Sala with grades as high as 7,000 g/t. The
sulphide ore is hosted dominantly by limestone and dolostone which have been
folded and faulted with the underlying metamorphosed felsic volcanics and
pyroclastics. The series of shafts along the Sala orebodies trend more or less
in a north-northwestern direction, apparently controlled by fault structures.
Longitudinal sections indicate that the ore zone at Sala (as indicated by
mined-out workings) plunges gently to the north. There is a strong possibility
that there are other mineralized horizons at depth, along strike or in
parallel structures that do not come to surface. A large portion of the
property south and west of the historic mines is in flat-lying land with
little exposure; the limestone/volcanic contact zone has been projected into
this area.
    During the last year at Sala, the Company has completed a literature
search of all historical data from the area, detailed ground mapping and 44
line-kms of detailed ground EM covering the old mine and surrounding
prospective ground. As a result of this work, a drill target has been defined
immediately to the west of and parallel to the old mine and extending to the
southwest. The potential target strike length is about one kilometer. There is
evidence of old drill holes in this area; no information about these holes has
been found in the public domain.
    Mr Henstridge stated: "We are very pleased to have located a significant
drill target within the same geological sequence as the historic high-grade
Sala silver mine. We are looking forward to the commencement of this drill
program".
    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 Sala project in the
Bergslagen District, Sweden, and has verified the contents of this news
release.

    On behalf of the Board,

    "David Henstridge"
    --------------------------------
    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. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor
the Frankfurt Deutsche Boerse have reviewed the information contained herein,
and, therefore, do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy
of this release.




For further information:

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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