Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

October 14, 2005 12:16 ET

Brilliant Stakes Bowell Island Nickel Occurrence

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 14, 2005) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant") is pleased to announce that it has completed a staking program at Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut, of 12 claims totaling 28,408.8 acres (11,497ha) to cover anomalous mineral occurrences, including nickel at Bowell Island, pursuant to Brilliant's option agreement with Falconbridge Ltd. (see news release January 13, 2005).

The Bowell Island Nickel Occurrence is hosted in an equigranular gabbro dyke exposed for a strike length of at least 55m. Sulphide mineralization consists of disseminated to semi-massive pyrrhotite, pentlandite and chalcopyrite. Previous sampling by Falconbridge Ltd yielded a best assay of 6.84% Ni, 0.22% Cu, 0.02 g/t Pt, 1.20 g/t Pd and 0.16 g/t Au.

Additional rock sampling by Brilliant geologists this year confirmed the nickel-copper-platinum-palladium anomalies at Bowell Island. All samples collected were anomalous, with a high assay of 1.83% Ni, 0.99% Cu, 0.14 g/t Pt, 0.29 g/t Pd and 0.06 g/t Au.

The Bowell Island Occurrence was covered by a helicopter-borne DIGHEM geophysical survey carried out by Fugro Ltd during Brilliant's field program this past summer. The geophysical signature of the occurrence is subtle and data interpretation appears to have been hampered by the influence of nearby marine water, which can create a conductive layer on the surface masking any signature from bedrock conductors. Further interpretation of the data is ongoing.

Bowell Island hosts one of several significant Nickel-Copper-PGE occurrences associated with the Chesterfield segment of the craton-scale Snowbird Tectonic Zone. This area is believed to be highly prospective for the discovery of Nickel-Copper-PGE deposits primarily due to the presence of 1900-1800 Ma aged rift-related, ultramafic to mafic differentiated intrusive complexes which are co-incident with a regional scale gravity anomaly. The prolific Raglan, Quebec and Thompson, Manitoba Nickel Districts are also hosted in similar-aged rift sequences.

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Contact Information

  • Brilliant Mining Corp.
    Sean Mager
    President and CEO
    (780) 437-6624 ext.234
    Brilliant Mining Corp.
    Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo.
    (604) 646-4520