Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

July 17, 2008 08:30 ET

Brilliant Mining Corp.: Strong Production Growth Forecast-Lanfranchi Nickel Mine Kambalda District, Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today provides a preliminary review of the last twelve months of operation (July 07 to June 08 mine-plan year end) and forecast for the 2008/09 production year at its 25% owned high-grade Lanfranchi Nickel Mine in the world class Kambalda Nickel District of Western Australia.

Key Point Summary

- Contained nickel metal production increases 40% in 07/08 over previous year (e)

- Strong continued production ramp up forecast for 08/09 with projections indicating a further 62-69% increase in contained nickel metal over the 07/08 production year (e)

- Proven track record of production growth for three consecutive years

Preliminary 2007/08 Production Update

The Lanfranchi Mine is estimated to report a record 7,300 tonnes (16.1 million lbs) of contained Ni metal for the 2007/08 production year which represents a 40% increase over the 2006/07 production period. The production ramp up was primarily due to the addition of high-grade Winner ore and the commencement of mining of the Deacon orebody.

Table 1: Annual Production at the Lanfranchi Mine - Historical and
Forecast - 100% Gross Production Basis
2008/ 2007/
Ore Details Units 09 (f) 08 (e) 2006/07 2005/06
Produced Ore mined dmt 440,000 - 460,000 285,600 229,614 107,701
Ni grade % 2.70 2.56 2.27 2.53
Ni metal
contained t 11,850 - 12,350 7,300 5,215 2,722
MLbs 26.1 - 27.2 16.1 11.5 6.0
Cu grade % 0.20 0.21 0.20 0.22
Delivered Ore
delivered dmt 280,700 227,542 107,133
Ni grade % 2.54 2.27 2.51
Ni metal
contained T 7,140 5,168 2,691
MLbs 15.8 11.4 5.9
Cu grade % 0.22 0.20 0.22
Key Point Summary and Table 1 Notes:
25% of the Production is attributable to Brilliant
(e) preliminary estimate to be finalized upon reconciliation
(f) preliminary forecast to be finalized upon detailed scheduling
(dmt) dry metric tonnes (t) tonnes (MLbs) million pounds

Preliminary 2008/09 Production Forecast

The preliminary production forecast for the Lanfranchi Mine in 2008/09 is expected to be in the range of 11,850-12,350 tonnes (26.1-27.2 million lbs) of Ni metal which represents a potential 62-69% increase over the 2007/08 period. Brilliant's attributable share of forecast production is in the range of 2,960-3,090 tonnes (6.5-6.8 million lbs) of Ni metal. Operations at the Lanfranchi mine have demonstrated an impressive track record of delivering on production ramp up as is illustrated in the growth profile below.

To view Chart 1: Annual Nickel Metal Production at the Lanfranchi Mine - Historical and Forecast, please visit the following link:

Chart 1 Notes:

25% of the contained nickel metal production is attributable to Brilliant

07/08 Estimate equals preliminary June 2008 year end production estimate to be finalized upon reconciliation

08/09 Forecast equals preliminary June 2008 year end production forecast to be finalized upon detailed scheduling

In 2008/09 exploration activities will be focused on adding to our mineral resource and reserve base by underground drilling of the down plunge extensions at Deacon, Helmut South, Schmitz, and Lanfranchi as well as continuing to drill test on surface the Northern Dome area for massive sulphide mineralization along the interpreted overturned continuation of the known nickel channels.

All production totals in this press release unless otherwise stated are on a 100% gross production basis, for the Lanfranchi Mine of which 25% is attributable to Brilliant; and reported on a June 30 year end to be in alignment with the Operation's budgetary year.

The project is supervised by John Williamson, PGeol, of Edmonton, Alta. Mr. Williamson is chief executive officer and a director of Brilliant, and is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

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.

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

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