Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

July 16, 2007 09:00 ET

Brilliant Commences Drilling at Michikamau Ni-Cu-Co-PGE Project: Labrador, Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2007) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today announced that drilling has commenced at the Michikamau Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum Group Elements (Ni-Cu-Co-PGE) Project located in Central Labrador, Canada. (See Brilliant Mining news release on June 25, 2007). This year's program is designed to follow-up on the highly encouraging 2006 exploration program.

Key Point Summary:

- 1,500 m diamond drilling program is underway for 2007

- Drill test the nickel enriched Sword Far North surface discovery identified at the end of last season

- 2007 target selection based on new 100 line kilometre ground geophysics' survey

The 2007 exploration program, combining both ground geophysics and drilling, is currently underway. The 1,500 metre diamond drill program is initially testing the Sword Far North area of the Michikamau Property where 5 grab samples averaging 1.14% Ni, 0.67% Cu and 0.194% Co were collected in 2006 (See Brilliant Mining news release on Aug 30, 2006). This year's targets have been refined and selected, based on this year's 100 line kilometre ground magnetic and electromagnetic geophysical program.

The 2007 program will focus on the Juno and Sword geophysical anomaly trends with special emphasis on expanding the observed nickel enrichment within the system as outlined by the 2006 Sword Far North surface discovery.

Michikamau Property

The Michikamau Property ("Property") covers 488.25km2 within 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 Property is located close to existing infrastructure, including the Churchill Falls hydroelectric facility.

The project is supervised by Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo., Director of Brilliant. Dr. Carpenter is the qualified person as defined in 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 three 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.

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