Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

December 06, 2006 08:30 ET

Brilliant Mining Corp.: Drilling Intersects 4.12% Ni Over 17.1m at the Newly Discovered Deacon Zone; Lanfranchi Mine, Kambalda Nickel District, Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 6, 2006) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that underground resource definition drilling has commenced on the Deacon zone with the first two holes of a 16 hole program intersecting significant nickel mineralization (See Table 1), Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Western Australia.

Key Point Summary

- Preliminary 16 hole resource definition drill program has commenced on the newly discovered Deacon zone one month ahead of schedule

- Results from the first two holes in this program include 11m at 2.25% Ni and 17.1m at 4.12% Ni

- Calculated true thicknesses of intersections are 9.16m and 12.78m respectively

- Initial results provide further confidence that Deacon is a significant body of Ni mineralization having the potential to dramatically increase the Lanfranchi Mine resource base

On October 10, 2006 Brilliant released the results of five drill holes (HS212, 215, 233, 234 & 235) identifying a new zone of mineralization, subsequently named Deacon, situated proximal and to the west of the Helmut South orebody (Visit for updated location maps). Highlighted drill intersections from this program returned extensive mineralized intervals of 90.9m and 111.0m grading 2.29% and 2.90% Ni respectively. The drill positions and orientation of the five holes were not optimal with each intersection expected to have a considerable down plunge component. In order to conduct drill delineation on this new zone, a dedicated drill drive was required to be developed to provide a drill station with an improved orientation to mineralization.

During November 2006, one month ahead of schedule, a new hanging wall exploration drive was developed from the adjacent Helmut South workings to test the Deacon zone. A preliminary 16 hole (totalling 2,400m) resource definition drill program commenced from this drill drive on November 26 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2006.

The Lanfranchi JV (75% Sally Malay Mining Ltd. - 25% Brilliant Mining Corp.) is particularly encouraged by the calculated true widths of the mineralization intersected in the first two Deacon drill-holes and the grade of the massive sulphide mineralization (3m at 6.87% Ni) intersected in HS236. The grades and thicknesses are similar to the main mineralized zones encountered at Helmut South thereby providing further confidence that Deacon is a significant body of mineralization with the potential to dramatically add to the nickel resource inventory at the Lanfranchi Mine. The Deacon mineralization exists wholly outside of the current resources at the Lanfranchi Mine.

The assay results from the first two holes of the Deacon drill program are summarized in Table 1.

Table 1: Deacon Zone - UG Drill Program Intercepts - Lanfranchi Nickel Mine

True Pierce Pierce Pierce
Interval Ni Thickness Point Point Point
Drill Hole From To (m) (%) (m) North East RL
HS251 108.00 119.00 11.00 2.25 9.16 513862 391617 -605
including 111.07 118.15 7.08 2.78 5.90
HS236 121.90 139.00 17.1 4.12 12.78 513864 391590 -608
including 132.60 136.60 4.00 6.87 3.00
Note: The calculated pierce points are the footwall position of each

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. (BMC: TSXV) 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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