Brilliant Mining Corp.
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Brilliant Mining Corp.

July 31, 2008 10:18 ET

Brilliant Mining Corp.: June Quarterly Production Update Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Kambalda District of Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2008) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today reported a reconciled Quarterly Production Update from its 25% owned Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, located in the world class Kambalda Nickel District of Western Australia.

Key Point Summary:

- June 2008 Quarter reports 64% increase in produced Ni tonnes over the year-on-year June 2007 Quarter

- Contained nickel metal production increases 40% in 07/08 over previous year

- Strong continued production ramp up forecast for 08/09 with projections indicating a further 62-69% increase in contained nickel metal over the 07/08 production year

The Lanfranchi Mine produced 88,335 tonnes of ore grading 2.47% Ni for 2,184 tonnes (4.8 million lbs) of Ni metal, a 64% increase in nickel tonnes over the year-on-year quarter ending June 30, 2007. The production ramp up was primarily due to the addition of high-grade Winner ore and the commencement of mining of the Deacon orebody.



Table 1 - Lanfranchi Mine June 2008 Quarterly Production and Deliveries
(i)(ii)
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3 months 3 months 3 months
ending ending ending
30 June 31 March 30 June
Ore Details Units 2008 2008 2007
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Produced Ore mined dmt 88,335 82,356 60,864
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Ni grade % 2.47 2.92 2.19
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Ni metal
contained t 2,184 2,403 1,330
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lbs 4,814,900 5,297,700 2,932,000
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Cu grade % 0.21 0.19 0.20
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Delivered Ore delivered dmt 90,151 78,247 57,565
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Ni grade % 2.49 2.92 2.19
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Ni metal
contained t 2,241 2,281 1,262
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lbs 4,940,600 5,029,000 2,782,000
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Cu grade % 0.21 0.25 0.20
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(i) 25% of the reported ore deliveries or production is attributable to
Brilliant Mining Corp.
(ii) DMT equals dry metric tonnes, T equals tonnes, Mlbs equals million
pounds


Preliminary 2008/09 Production Forecast

The preliminary production forecast for the Lanfranchi Mine in 2008/09 is expected to be in the range of 11,850-12,350 tonnes (26.1-27.2 million lbs) of Ni metal which represents a potential 62-69% increase over the 2007/08 period. Brilliant's Payable share of forecast production is in the range of 1,730-1,805 tonnes (3.8-4.0 million lbs) of Ni metal. Operations at the Lanfranchi mine have demonstrated an impressive track record of delivering on production ramp up as is illustrated in the growth profile below.

In 2008/09 exploration activities will be focused on adding to our mineral resource and reserve base by underground drilling of the down plunge extensions at Deacon, Helmut South, Schmitz, and Lanfranchi as well as continuing to drill test on surface the Northern Dome area for massive sulphide mineralization along the interpreted overturned continuation of the known nickel channels.

All production totals in this press release unless otherwise stated are on a 100% gross production 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.



Table 2 - Lanfranchi Mine June Year End Ore Production and Deliveries
Comparison (i)(ii)
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12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months
ending ending ending ending
30 June 30 June 30 June 30 June
Ore Details Units 2009 (f) 2008 2007 2006
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Produced Ore mined dmt 440,000 - 286,116 229,614 107,701
460,000
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Ni grade % 2.70 2.55 2.27 2.53
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Ni metal
contained t 11,850 - 7,304 5,215 2,722
12,350
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Mlbs 26.1 - 27.2 16.1 11.5 6.0
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Cu grade % 0.20 0.22 0.20 0.22
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Delivered Ore delivered dmt 281,251 227,542 107,133
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Ni grade % 2.55 2.27 2.51
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Ni metal
contained t 7,178 5,168 2,691
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Mlbs 15.8 11.4 5.9
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Cu grade % 0.22 0.20 0.22
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(i) 25% of the reported ore deliveries or production is attributable to
Brilliant Mining Corp.
(ii) DMT equals dry metric tonnes, T equals tonnes, Mlbs equals million
pounds


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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 has 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.

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

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