Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

October 04, 2007 09:00 ET

Brilliant Intersects Nickel Sulphide Mineralization at Michikamau Project, Labrador; 0.71% Ni and 0.45% Cu Over 11.3 Metres

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2007) - Brilliant Mining Corp (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today announced the assay results from the 2007 drill program at the Michikamau Project. Brilliant Mining has a 100% interest in the Michikamau Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum Group Elements (Ni-Cu-Co-PGE) Project, in Central Labrador, Canada.

Key Point Summary:

- 11 holes, totaling 1,100 metres of diamond drilling, were completed at Michikamau

- Near surface intercept: 21.7m grading 0.51% Ni, 0.36% Cu and 0.09% Co, including 11.3m grading 0.71% Ni, 0.45% Cu and 0.12% Co at Juno target

- 150 line kms of ground geophysics surveyed

"Our efforts at Michikamau have resulted in a compelling new nickel discovery," stated John Robins, Chairman, Brilliant Mining Corp. "These results illustrate that Brilliant's nickel targeting and exploration techniques are working."

Michikamau Property

The Michikamau Property ("Property") is highly prospective exploration ground situated within the Michikamau layered gabbro-anorthosite (troctolite) intrusion. This intrusion is considered to be highly favourable for hosting Ni-Cu-Co-PGE mineralization and represents a conceptual and empirical exploration target for Voisey's Bay type mineralization. Twenty-seven (27) high to medium conductors have been identified on the Property, hosted in troctolite within the interpreted throat "feeder" zone. The Property is located close to existing infrastructure, including the Churchill Falls hydroelectric facility.

Michikamau 2007 Exploration Program

Brilliant completed eleven diamond drill holes, totaling 1,105 metres. Drill highlights from the 2007 drill program at Michikamau are summarized in Table 1.

"We have discovered multiple, near surface nickel-copper-cobalt sulphide occurrences of varying thicknesses and tenor at Michikamau," stated Brilliant's CEO, John Williamson. "Exploration to date points to a large and complex mineralizing environment with clear indications for nickel enrichment in the system."

Table 1: Michikamau 2007 Drill Highlights
Weighted Average
Hole Target From To Length Ni% Cu% Co%

MK07-01 Sword Far North 30.30 30.80 0.50 1.045 0.119 0.147
MK07-08 Juno 5.32 27.00 21.68 0.505 0.363 0.087
incl. 13.45 24.77 11.32 0.710 0.447 0.121
MK07-11 Juno 17.20 22.76 5.56 0.265 0.127 0.064
and 47.55 66.00 18.45 0.259 0.290 0.060
incl. 53.13 63.72 10.59 0.316 0.303 0.071

Best results were received near surface from the Juno target, with hole MK07-08 intersecting 21.7m grading 0.51% Ni and 0.36% Cu, including 11.3m grading 0.71% Ni and 0.45% Cu. MK07-08 was drilled vertically to a depth of 99.4m with two significant sulphide zones and several minor zones encountered over the length of the hole.

Hole MK07-11 was designed to test the extent of the Juno anomaly and was collared 17m to the northeast of hole MK07-08 at a 5 degree azimuth with a dip of -50 degrees. Multiple zones containing semi-massive to massive sulphide were encountered near surface, reporting intersections grading 0.27% Ni and 0.13% Cu over 5.6m, and 0.32% Ni and 0.30% Cu over 10.6m.

Hole MK07-01 targeted the "Sword Far North" nickel-copper-cobalt surface showing and was drilled due west to a depth of 93.0m with a dip of -50 degrees. The projection of the surface showing to depth was encountered at 30.3m down-hole and contained 65% pyrrhotite, 5% pyrite, and 3% chalcopyrite. Within this zone of mineralization, a 50cm intersection graded 1.05% Ni, 0.119% Cu and 0.147% Co. The Sword Far North showing, discovered during the 2006 drill program, returned an average grade of 1.14% Ni and 0.194% Co with one sample grading 1.62% Cu from 5 grab samples (See press release dated Aug. 30, 2006).

In comparing the nickel to sulphur ratios of individual samples, distinct populations can be observed even amongst holes in close proximity to one another. These results indicate a complex mineralizing system and that a nickel enrichment history exists within the Michikamau Property.

The 2007 exploration program also included 150 line kilometres of ground geophysics, consisting of Horizontal Loop Electro-magnetics (HLEM) and magnetic intensity to refine the central target area at Michikamau.

2007 Ossok West Drill Program

After demobilizing from Michikamau, the drill rig was moved 150 kilometres southwest, to Brilliant's Ossok West Property. One hole was designed to test a broad conductor in conjunction with previously identified anomalous surface samples. The final depth of the hole was 58.5m at an azimuth of 215 degrees with a dip of -60 degrees. The hole intersected competent gneiss with minor garnet. The conductor was not explained by the drill core and no sulphide mineralization was observed.

The projects are supervised by Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo., Director of Brilliant. Dr. Carpenter is the qualified person as defined in 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 has three active nickel projects in Canada, including the Michikamau property in central Labrador.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Mike Sieb, B.Sc., MBA, President

Brilliant Mining Corp.

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.

To view Figure 1: Juno Anomaly 2007 Drill Hole Locations and Total Field Mag Ground Geophysics, click on the following link:

To view Figure 2: Michikamau Drilling Results - Comparison of Ni:S ratios from selected drill holes, click on the following link:

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