Brilliant Mining Corp.
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Brilliant Mining Corp.

October 14, 2008 09:00 ET

3.27%Ni Over 25.8m Intersected 100m Down-Plunge of Reserve Limits Deacon Extension Resource Delineation Drill Program Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Kambalda District of Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2008) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today reported significant high grade results from the Deacon down-plunge resource definition drill program at the Company's 25% owned Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, located in the world class Kambalda Nickel District of Western Australia.

Significant Drill Intercepts Include:

- 2.87%Ni over 24.6m; 50m down plunge of Probable Reserves limit

- 3.27%Ni over 25.8m; 100m down plunge of Probable Reserves limit

Key Point Summary:

- Down-plunge drilling from the Deacon orebody has the potential to substantially add to mine life in the Mineral Reserves and Resources categories

- Highest grade intercepts returned from the lowest drill section in the Inferred Resource area

- Deacon nickel channel exhibits excellent continuity and shape

- Strong geophysical conductor surveyed down plunge of lowermost drill section

The initial results from the Deacon down-plunge resource definition drill program have returned significant high grade intercepts (See Table 1 for results) exhibiting consistent Deacon style nickel sulphide mineralization and confirmed the shape and continuity of the channel beyond the Probable Reserves limits (Figures 1 & 2).

Table 1 - Deacon Down Plunge Resource Definition Drill Results



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Hole Intercept
Number Length (m) Ni (%) Cu (%)
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Section 513650N
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HS387 18.90 2.16 0.21
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HS388 22.00 2.32 0.21
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HS389 13.90 2.53 0.19
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HS390 1.22 1.54 0.15
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HS391 NSR
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HS392 0.90 1.93 0.19
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Section 513625N
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HS393A 24.57 2.87 0.24
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HS394 14.48 2.89 0.20
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HS395 20.90 2.06 0.19
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HS396 0.75 1.08 0.11
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HS397 0.58 1.35 0.09
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HS398 NSR
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Section 513575N
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HS399 25.79 3.27 0.33
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HS400 17.50 2.39 0.22
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HS401 23.10 2.73 0.23
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HS402 1.57 1.50 0.08
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HS403 NSR
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(i)NSR: No Significant Result


To view Figure 1: Deacon Resource 3D Model Section, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/BMC1014.pdf.

Deacon Down Plunge Delineation Drill Program

The Deacon down-plunge extensional drill program has completed the first 17 holes, across three drill sections, targeting the existing 12,200 tonnes (26.9 million lbs) of Ni metal currently classified as an Inferred Mineral Resource at the base of the Deacon orebody. The intent of this first phase of the drill program is to upgrade the Inferred Resource to an Indicated Resource and hence allow subsequent conversion to Ore Reserves. This drill campaign has the potential to significantly add to the mine life in the Reserve category.

The second phase of drilling will be to target a further 300m down plunge of the Inferred Resource limits with the intent to add new material into the resource base at the mine. A high level of confidence exists for the down plunge continuation of the Deacon mineralisation as evidenced by the strong geophysical conductor identified by parallel EM drilling performed during the last quarter of 2007 (see Company press release dated November 1, 2007).

To view Figure 2: Deacon Underground Drill Program FW Pierce Points, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/BMC1014B.pdf.

Continued Resource Delineation

In 2008/09 underground exploration activities will be focused on replenishing and adding to the project's mineral resource and reserve base by drilling the down plunge extensions at Deacon, Helmut South, Schmitz, and Lanfranchi.

It is anticipated that subject to the mineralization continuing down-plunge that each of the three producing channels (Lanfranchi, Winner/Schmitz and Helmut/Deacon) have the potential to add significant contained nickel tonnes. Historically, the Lanfranchi, Schmitz and Helmut channels have contained approximately 6,000, 9,000 and 15,000 tonnes (13.2, 19.8 and 33.1 million lbs) of Ni metal respectively for each 100 metres of vertical extension.

To view Figure 3: Lanfranchi Mine Nickel Channels Showing Underground Workings, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/BMC1014C.pdf.

All tonnage quantities in this press release unless otherwise stated are on a 100% gross tonnage basis, for the Lanfranchi Mine of which 25% is attributable to Brilliant; and reported on a June 30 year end to be in alignment with the Operation's budgetary year.

The project is supervised by John Williamson, P.Geol., of Edmonton, Alberta. Mr. Williamson is CEO and a Director of Brilliant, and is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp. is focused on the production, development and exploration of nickel opportunities world wide. The Company currently has a 25% interest in the producing Lanfranchi Nickel Mine in Western Australia and the Michikamau Ni-Cu-Co-PGE property in central Labrador.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Mike Sieb, B.Sc., MBA, President

Brilliant Mining Corp.

For further information about Brilliant Mining Corp., or this news release, please visit our website at www.brilliantmining.com.

Certain disclosures in this release, including management's assessment of Brilliant's plans and projects, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors relating to Brilliant's operation as a mineral exploration company that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Brilliant expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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