Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

April 03, 2007 09:00 ET

Brilliant Mining Corp.: Development Recommences at the Lanfranchi Orebody; Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Kambalda District of Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - April 3, 2007) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today announced the mobilization of a third crew to develop the Lanfranchi orebody extension, based on recent high grade nickel drill results and positive identification of down-plunge conductors, at the Lanfranchi Nickel Mine in the Kambalda District of Western Australia.

Key Point Summary:

- Development recommences at the Lanfranchi Orebody

- 3rd mine crew increases available operational productivity by 50%

- Massive sulphide intersected down-plunge of Lanfranchi orebody, best results are 9.6m at 7.9% Ni and 32.0m at 5.2% Ni

- Significant geophysical conductors identified 360m down-hole from the drill station located at the base of Lanfranchi orebody

To increase production from operations, a third mine crew has been employed and additional equipment has been purchased to develop the Lanfranchi and Schmitz orebodies. This new fleet is now fully operational and will increase productivity by 50% above the existing crews mining from Helmut South and developing the Winner orebody. The Winner orebody is scheduled to come into production in August 2007.

"The new mine crew will boost our production and flexibility. We can now fast-track the development and mining of these additional high grade orebodies and capitalize on record-high nickel prices," stated John Robins, Chairman, Brilliant Mining Corp.

The Lanfranchi orebody, name-sake of the Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, has been mined over a down-plunge length of 1.5km, with historical production totaling 1.4Mt at 2.32% Ni. The Lanfranchi orebody is not currently in production but is one of three new sources of nickel ore planned to be on-stream and in production during 2007. The mineralization at Lanfranchi is open down-plunge with the down-plunge extensions of Lanfranchi representing a high priority target for exploration and development.

Down-Plunge Drilling at Lanfranchi

Along with the extension of the Lanfranchi decline, a dedicated drill drive is being developed to enable underground drilling to be conducted down-plunge of the Lanfranchi orebody following upon a highly successful platform EM drill program.

During the last quarter, two contact parallel EM platform holes were drilled in the footwall of the down-plunge extension of the Lanfranchi orebody. Hole LAN120 intersected broad zones of mineralization and several intervals of massive sulphide. The better mineralized zones of drill-hole LAN120 returned intersections of 9.6m at 7.9% Ni and 30.0m at 5.2% Ni. The second drill-hole, LAN121 did not return any significant results.

"The recent massive sulphide intersections and strong geophysical responses provide a high level of confidence for down plunge continuity of the Lanfranchi ore body," states Brilliant CEO John Williamson. "An extension of this nickel sulphide mineralization will increase the resource inventory and lengthen the mine life."

Both Lanfranchi contact parallel EM holes identified significant conductors within 10m of the drill holes and 360m down from the drill station located at the base of the Lanfranchi orebody, surveyed by Geoforce Pty. Ltd. of Western Australia. The response amplitudes of LAN120 are 10 times that of LAN121 indicating stronger conductors, and therefore increased sulphide content and/or thickness in this area.

Table 1: Highlighted Intersections - Lanfranchi Extension Contact Parallel
EM Holes

From To Interval
Hole (m) (m) (m) Ni%
LAN120 121.0 130.6 9.6 7.9
138.0 170.0 32.0 5.2
(i) No inference can be made as to true thickness of the mineralization
due to the oblique nature of the drill orientation in relation to
the inferred geometry of the mineralized zones.

Contact parallel EM holes are exploratory tools utilized in an underground mining environment to detect the down-plunge continuation of known mineralization well beyond the existing production levels.

Brilliant Mining Corp. owns a 25% interest in the Lanfranchi Joint Venture ("Lanfranchi JV"), which owns the Lanfranchi Nickel Mine together with associated infrastructure, mining leases and mineral claims. The remaining 75% interest in the Lanfranchi JV is owned by Sally Malay Mining Limited.

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.

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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