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Brilliant Mining Corp.

March 13, 2008 08:30 ET

Brilliant Mining Corp.: Tramways Dome Drill Program to Commence, Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Kambalda District of Western Australia

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today announced the mobilization of two drill rigs to the Tramways Tenements, host to the producing Lanfranchi Nickel Mine, Kambalda District, Western Australia. The $2.5 million 11,000-metre drill program will initially target two significant off-hole electro-magnetic (DHTEM) geophysical conductors on the Northern Tramways Dome area. Drilling is expected to commence next week.

Highlights of the program include:

- $2.5 million 11,000-metre drill program on the Tramways Dome North to commence next week

- Program will initially test two significant off-hole geophysical conductors previously identified

- Two drills commissioned to test targets (one reverse circulation rig and one diamond core drill rig)

Exploration Plans for the Tramways Dome

In 2008, $2.5 million is budgeted for exploration on the northern Tramways Dome area. The planned 11,000-12,000 metre drill program will initially test two significant off-hole electro-magnetic ("EM") geophysical conductors in association with high-grade massive to semi-massive nickel sulphide intersections identified at the end of 2007 (see Brilliant news release January 30, 2008).

The current program will focus on infill drill holes between existing drill sections and deeper drill traverses within the two highly prospective "channel facies" zones. In addition, drilling is planned further to the west of the existing drill fence, towards the projected overturned position of the main Lanfranchi orebody.

Recent Drilling Success

The 2007 drill program was designed to test, by a combination of drilling (100 metre spaced sections) and down-hole EM surveys, a 1.5 kilometre wide section (389900mE to 391400mE) across the northern Tramways Dome area (Figures 1-2). 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 which have provided the majority of nickel production for the Lanfranchi Mine in the past.

Four out of twelve previous drill holes intersected encouraging evidence of mineralization on the overturned northern limb of the Tramways Dome (Fig 3).

- 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 (Fig 4); 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.

To view Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4, please click on the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/BMC_Figures1to4.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 100% interest in 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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