Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

August 17, 2006 09:00 ET

Brilliant Mining Corp.: Lanfranchi Nickel Mine July Ore Deliveries Grow to 23,319 Tonnes; Tramways Tenements, Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 17, 2006) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant") is pleased to announce unaudited Lanfranchi Nickel Mine production figures from nickel ore deliveries for July 2006. In July, 23,319 tonnes of ore, grading 2.48% nickel (Ni) for calculated 578.1 tonnes of contained nickel metal, were delivered to BHP Billiton's Kambalda Nickel Operations' ("KNO") Concentrator.

Brilliant Mining Corp. has a 25% interest in the Tramways Tenements, which is host to the producing Lanfranchi Nickel Mine. Comparative production figures, for 100% of mine production, during the months of April through July are detailed below.

Table 1: Lanfranchi Nickel Mine Monthly Ore Deliveries for April -
July 2006

April May June July
Ore Delivered to
KNO Concentrator dmt(1) 13,933 13,846 18,634 23,319
Ni head grade % 2.50% 3.08% 2.33% 2.48%
Contained Ni Metal t 348 426 434 578
(1) dmt - Dry Metric Tonnes

"Strong production growth, along with recent resource confirmation and upgrading, continue to reinforce the inherent value of Brilliant's acquisition of its interest in the Tramways Tenements," states Brilliant President Mike Sieb.

The combined production and financial statements for the quarter ending June 30, 2006 will be released prior to the end of August 2006.

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

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.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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