Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

August 03, 2006 09:30 ET

Brilliant Commences Drill Program; Michikamau Ni-Cu-PGE Property, Labrador

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 3, 2006) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant") has commenced an initial 12-hole 1,000m core drilling program at the Company's 100% owned Michikamau Ni-Cu-Co-PGE Project located in west central Labrador. The drill program will test several distinct, high-quality nickel targets confirmed and refined by a recently completed geophysical survey (as reported on July 24, 2006).

The drill program is planned to test 7 conductive zones refined by a high-resolution AeroTEM airborne magnetic and electromagnetic survey. The conductive zones form part of two distinct trends observed within the survey area striking north-south for 5 kilometres (km) and east-west for greater than 2km in length. Twenty-seven individual conductors, within the zones, were modeled with drill priority assigned to those targets of sufficient size exhibiting classical nickel sulphide signatures. All of the selected drill targets have been modeled in close proximity to the surface with the tops of the conductors not exceeding a depth of 75m below surface.

Images and details of the geophysical conductors can be viewed on our website at

About Michikamau Property

The Michikamau Property ("Property") covers 116.5km2 along the southern margin of 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 largest conductive zone encompasses an 800m x 1000m area. The best exploration targets are near surface, shallow dipping, strong conductors with coincident moderate-high magnetic responses. The Property is proximally situated to existing infrastructure including the Churchill Falls hydroelectric facility.

The project is supervised by Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo. a Director of Brilliant, and is the qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101. All pertinent work permits have been approved. Lantech Drilling Services of Dieppe, NB, has been contracted to perform the drilling; InnuEx Resources Ltd., an Innu Business Partnership registered with the Innu Business Development Centre, has been contracted to provide logistical support to the project; and Apex Geoscience Ltd. of Edmonton, AB, has been contracted to oversee the drill program.

About Brilliant Mining

Brilliant Mining Corp. (BMC:TSXV) is focused on the production, development and exploration of nickel opportunities world wide. The Company currently has a 25% interest in the Tramways Tenements which is host to 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"

Mike Sieb, B.Sc., MBA
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.

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