Brilliant Mining Corp.
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Brilliant Mining Corp.

January 30, 2008 08:00 ET

Brilliant Mining Corp.: Significant Conductor Identified on Northern Overturned Tramways Dome Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Kambalda District of Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2008) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today provided an update on exploration activities along the Northern Overturned Tramways Dome. The most recent drilling targeting the overturned basalt-komatiite contact has returned a significant off-hole geophysical conductor, including semi-massive sulphides and additional down-hole electro-magnetic (DHTEM) anomalies.

Highlights of the Program include:

- Significant off-hole DHTEM conductor identified (hole TD8039)

- High-grade semi-massive nickel sulphides intersected on the overturned basalt-ultramafic contact

- Aggressive $2.5 million exploration program planned on the Northern Dome in 2008

- Two high MgO "Channel Facies" zones confirmed

"These recent results continue to reinforce the significant exploration potential that the overturned northern limb of the Tramways Dome represents," states John Williamson CEO of Brilliant Mining, "and is directly reflected in the aggressive level of exploration set for 2008."

The recently completed drill program was designed to test, by a combination of drilling on 100 metre spaced sections and down-hole Electro Magnetic "EM" surveys, a 1.5 kilometre wide section (389900mE to 391400mE) across the overturned Tramways Dome area. Site geologists believe this region of the Tramways Dome is most likely to contain the overturned continuation of the Helmut/Deacon and Schmitz/Winner channel structures (See Figures 1-3) which have provided the majority of nickel production for the Lanfranchi Project in the past.

Four out of twelve drill holes intersected encouraging evidence of mineralization on the overturned northern limb of the Tramways Dome.

- 7.76% Ni over 0.88m was intersected between 252.3-253.18 metres down hole in drill hole TD8036 (section 390500mE) approximately 20 metres below the overturned basalt-komatiite contact;

- 5.8% Ni over 0.14m was intersected at the overturned contact in hole TD8040;

- 3.0% Ni over 0.15m was intersected at the overturned contact in hole TD8039; and

- 1.4% Ni over 1.0m was intersected down-hole and below the overturned contact in hole TD8040.

Two drill holes identified geophysical anomalies on the overturned northern limb of the Tramways Dome.

- Drill hole TD8039 identified a significant conductor below and to the west of the mineralized intersection; and

- Drill hole TD8036 identified a conductor indicating the bulk of mineralization lies below the reported intersection.

In addition, geochemical analysis has identified two zones exhibiting favourable high MgO (30-40%), low Ti and Al signatures which are indicative of channel facies ultramafics. The geochemical signature observed is similar to the setting reported within the main Tramways channel structures that are host to the Helmut/Deacon and Schmitz/Winner orebodies.

Future Exploration Plans for the Northern Dome

This initial success of exploration on the Northern Dome has encouraged the Company to continue drill testing the overturned position of the Schmitz/Helmut channels. Additional drilling is planned further to the west, towards the projected overturned position of the main Lanfranchi orebody to determine whether the Northern Dome model is persistent over the a longer strike length.

In 2008, the Lanfranchi Joint Venture has budgeted $2.5 million for ongoing exploration of the Northern Tramways Dome. Follow-up of mineralization and DHTEM responses within the two "channel facies" zones together with extra infill drill holes between existing drill sections and deeper drill traverses will be the focus of the next phase of work.

To view Figure 1 please click on the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/BMC130f1.pdf

To view Figure 2 please click on the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/BMC130f2.pdf

To view Figure 3 please click on the following link: http://www.ccnmatthews.com/docs/BMC130f3.pdf

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 3 active nickel projects in Canada, including the Michikamau property in central Labrador.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

John Robins, P.Geo., Chairman

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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