Brilliant Mining Corp.
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Brilliant Mining Corp.

January 22, 2007 09:00 ET

Brilliant Mining Corp.: Drilling Intersects 4.5% Ni Over 30.5m at the Newly Discovered Deacon Zone; Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Kambalda District of Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 22, 2007) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant") is pleased to announce additional high-grade drill intersections from the recently discovered Deacon zone demonstrate the potential to add significant resource and mine life at the Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Tramways Tenements, in the World-Class Kambalda Nickel District of Western Australia.

Key Point Summary

- Best intersections at Deacon include 30.5m at 4.5% Ni and 32.85m at 3.88% Ni

- Two massive sulphide intersections returned high tenor nickel grades of 3.6m at 10.4% Ni and 5.05m at 9.68% Ni

- Deacon zone has an estimated true thickness of up to 30m, is currently traced for 200m down plunge and is open to depth

- Latest results provide further confidence that Deacon is a significant body of Ni mineralisation having the potential to dramatically increase the Lanfranchi Mine resource base

Exceptional drill results are being returned from the ongoing resource delineation drill program undertaken at the newly discovered Deacon mineralized zone (See press release dated Oct. 10, 2006) proximal and to the west of the Helmut South orebody at the Lanfranchi Nickel Mine. The utilization of a dedicated drill drive is allowing a substantial drill program to be conducted from an optimal orientation.

The drill program is designed to follow-up broad zones of matrix and massive nickel sulphide intersected in holes HS212 and 215 (See press release dated Oct. 10, 2006), to define the extent and to provide a basis to perform a resource estimation on the mineralisation. Drilling to date has been extremely positive with the best intersections at Deacon returning 30.5m (25.0m true thickness) at 4.5% Ni and 32.85m (29.5m true thickness) at 3.88% Ni. The Deacon zone has been traced continuously for 200m down plunge (see Figures 1 & 2) and is open at depth with a well defined channel structure emerging as is evident in the 3D image and cross-section (see Figures 3 & 4).

In addition to the considerable thickness observed for the mineralized zone an impressive thickness and grade is encountered in the massive sulphide component as is highlighted by hole HS245 returning 5.05m (4.0m true thickness) at 9.68% Ni. As displayed in the cross-section 513810mN (see Figure 3) two zones of high tenor massive sulphide have been intersected. The thickness and style of mineralization intersected at Deacon are similar to the better mineralized zones encountered at the Helmut South orebody and therefore provide further confidence that Deacon is a significant zone of mineralization which has the potential to dramatically increase the Lanfranchi Mine's nickel resource inventory. The Deacon mineralization exists wholly outside of the current resources at the Lanfranchi Mine and highlights the enormous exploration potential at Lanfranchi.

"Not only is the Deacon Zone a significant new discovery with the potential to dramatically increase the nickel resource inventory at the Lanfranchi Mine, it is located less than 50 metres from existing mine workings" states Brilliant President Mike Sieb "That translates into low capital development costs with the ability to fast-track to the production stage to take advantage of current record nickel prices."



The assay results from the latest round of drilling on the Deacon are
summarised in Table 1.

Table 1- Deacon - Additional Resource Drilling Results
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Pierce Pierce Pierce True
Drill Point Point Point RL Interval Width
Hole North East From To (m) (m) Ni%
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HS237 513906 391618 -568 130 142.8 12.8 8.77 1.74
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HS238 513915 391590 -567 NSR
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HS239 513798 391590 -638 117 129.1 12.1 11.35 2.18
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HS240 513808 391594 -649 112.5 145.35 32.85 29.5 3.88
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Including massive sulphide 140.45 144.05 3.60 3.23 10.14
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HS241 513762 391596 -649 122.75 132.7 9.95 8.25 2.7
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HS242 513762 391603 -666 121 142.9 21.9 20.75 2.75
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Including 134 142.9 8.90 8.43 3.29
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HS245 513808 391630 -655 94 124.5 30.5 25.0 4.5
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Including 103.7 124.5 20.8 17.5 5.55
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Including massive sulphide 106.45 111.5 5.05 4.00 9.68
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Including massive sulphide 122.75 124.5 1.75 1.42 7.17
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HS246 513796 391584 -619 112.25 120.15 7.90 7.50 1.88
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HS247 513762 391623 -655 116 130.4 14.4 10.75 4.62
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Including 123.8 129.1 5.30 3.00 7.72
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HS248 513763 391588 -628 117.1 122.0 4.90 4.50 1.56
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Note: NSR - no significant result, barren basalt contact. The calculated
pierce points are the footwall position of each intersection


A preliminary resource definition drill program involving 16 drill holes (totalling 2,400m) on a 50m (down-dip) by 25m (across strike) drill pattern to test Deacon between the 5700 (-570mRL) and 6600 (-660mRL) Level was announced on Dec. 6, 2006. Drilling is continuing and expected to extend through to the end of February 2007. Given the close proximity of Deacon to the Helmut South orebody, once this drill program has been completed and assuming results continue to be positive, the Lanfranchi Joint Venture will move quickly to Resource and Reserve estimates with a view of developing this new body of mineralization as soon as it is operationally practical.

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

About Brilliant Mining

Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) 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 3 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.

The following figures are available via the CCNMatthews website:

Fig. 1: Lanfranchi Mine longitudinal section of eastern nickel channels showing Deacon drill program pierce point locations

http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/122bmc1.jpg

Fig. 2: Deacon drill plan, pierce point locations

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Fig. 3: Deacon cross-section at 513810N

http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/122bmc3.jpg

Fig. 4: Deacon mineralization in 3-D (indicative shape only) relative to the Helmut South orebody

http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/122bmc4.jpg

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.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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