Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

January 30, 2007 09:00 ET

Brilliant Mining Corp.: Winner Orebody-Development Initiated to Increase Production by 75% Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Kambalda District of Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 30, 2007) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today announced that the Lanfranchi JV (Brilliant Mining 25% and Sally Malay 75%) has completed the Winner box-cut, bored and fired the Winner Portal and commenced development of the main decline to access the Winner high grade nickel orebody at the Lanfranchi Nickel Mine in the Kambalda District of Western Australia.

Key Point Summary:

- Lanfranchi JV completes Winner box-cut, establishes the Winner Portal and commences development of the Winner main decline ahead of schedule

- High grade Winner ore will increase current mine production of contained Ni metal by 75%, improve ore grade and directly increase payability

- Winner Probable Reserve of 132,369 tonnes at 4.10% Ni containing 5,426 tonnes Ni metal(i)

- First ore scheduled for delivery to the concentrator in Q3 2007

- Winner scheduled to produce ore for 16 months at 8,000-10,000t of ore per month

"The integration of 8,000-10,000 tonnes of ore at greater than 4% nickel by the third quarter 2007 will increase the production of nickel metal from the Lanfranchi Mine by an estimated 75% over current production levels" states Brilliant Mining President, Mike Sieb. "This ability to progress rapidly and take advantage of opportunities at today's record breaking nickel prices, in addition to the recent sizeable high-grade Deacon Zone discovery, has demonstrated the remarkable value of the Tramways Project."

The Winner orebody is located approximately 1km north of the main Lanfranchi workings and 155 vertical metres below surface. The mineralization is predominantly massive sulphides on the basalt ultramafic contact with minor disseminated sulphides hosted in the ultramafic. A feasibility study was recently completed and a Probable Reserve of 132,369t at 4.1% Ni containing 5,426t Ni was estimated(i). Winner has an Indicated Resource of 110,551 tonnes at 5.56% Ni containing 6,147 tonnes Ni metal(i).

Access to the orebody is from surface via a separate portal from the box-cut located 2.6km north of the current Lanfranchi office/workshop complex. A 5m by 5m decline is currently being developed in fresh rock utilizing Lanfranchi JV personnel and equipment. The current work program is one month ahead of previously announced schedule (See BMC press release dated October 12, 2006).

The mining method proposed is cut and fill with paste backfill, which is the same method used at the Helmut South orebody, to ensure high ore recovery rates and provide maximum flexibility to deal with unexpected changes in geometry and ability to mine any additional ore that might be discovered outside the current resource base.


- Adds significant Ni production for Brilliant commencing third quarter 2007

- High grade Winner ore will improve grade to mill and increase payability

- Scope for discovery of additional ore on sidewalls, up-dip and down-dip of current resource shape

- The additional production will spread fixed cost over larger tonnage thereby reducing unit costs

- Since Winner is at a relatively shallow depth, there are no significant geotechnical risks

(i) JORC-compliant Probable Reserve and Indicated Resource estimations have been prepared for the Winner orebody by Lanfranchi Nickel Mines Pty. Ltd., Manager for the Lanfranchi JV.

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.

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