Brilliant Mining Corp.

Brilliant Mining Corp.

May 07, 2007 09:00 ET

Brilliant Outlines $1,000,000 Exploration Program for Michikamau Ni-Cu-PGE Project, Labrador; Drilling to Test Zone with Grab Samples Averaging 1.14% Ni

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 7, 2007) - Brilliant Mining Corp (TSX VENTURE:BMC) ("Brilliant" or the "Company") today announced an initial $1.0 million 2007 exploration program to follow-up on the highly encouraging results from the 2006 program at the 100% owned Michikamau Nickel-Copper-Cobalt-Platinum Group Elements (Ni-Cu-Co-PGE) Project located in Labrador, Canada.

Key Point Summary:

2007 Program

- 1,500 m diamond drilling planned for early July

- Drill test the Sword Far North surface discovery

- Focus on observed nickel enrichment zones within the Michikamau troctolitic intrusion

- 100 line km ground geophysics in late June

2006 Highlights

- Ni-Cu-Co sulphides intersected near surface across 4 km by 5 km area

- Grab samples averaging 1.14% Ni, 0.67% Cu and 0.194% Co

- Comparison of Nickel / Sulfur ratios reveals nickel enrichment

- Microprobe analysis identifies significant nickel enrichment textures in surface showing sample

- Land position increased from 116 km2 to 488 km2

Michikamau 2007 Planned Exploration Program

The 2007 exploration program, combining both ground geophysics and drilling, is currently planned to commence in late June. An initial 100 line kilometre magnetic and electromagnetic geophysical program at 25-100 metre line spacings, will establish and refine targets for a 1,500 metre diamond drill program. A helicopter and diamond drill have been sourced and contracted to complete the program.

The 2007 program will focus on the Juno and Sword geophysical anomaly trends with special emphasis on expanding the observed nickel enrichment within the system as outlined by the 2006 Sword Far North surface discovery.

Michikamau 2006 Exploration Program Summary

The 'Sword Far North' nickel-copper-cobalt showing discovered by a Brilliant field crew during the 2006 drill program at Michikamau returned an average grade of 1.14% Ni and 0.194% Co with one sample grading 1.62% Cu from 5 grab samples (See press release dated Aug. 30, 2006). The nickel to sulphur ratios observed from the surface showing are interpreted as a separate and discrete population with an elevated nickel content compared to the sulphides intersected in the 2006 drill holes. The two observed Ni sulphide populations indicate that a complex nickel enrichment history exists within the Michikamau Property.

This model is supported by a micro-probe analysis on the Sword Far North sulphide sample that clearly shows the presence of pentlandite Ni sulphide. The samples exhibit pentlandite in exsolution as well as distinct grains, which is significant from a metallurgical point of view. In addition a higher concentration of chalcopyrite copper sulphide was observed in the surface sample versus selected sulphide samples from the drill holes.

The 2006 drill program was comprised of 12 core holes (MK06-01 to MK06-11 and MK06-13) targeting 5 conductive zones. The 1,244 metre drill program successfully identified the presence of Ni-Cu-Co sulphide bearing units in close proximity to the surface across a 4 km by 5 km area. 10 out of the 12 holes intersected a sulphidic interval (See Brilliant website for details).

Upon completion of the 2006 drill program, Brilliant increased its land holdings to 488.25km2 from 116.5km2 by recording an additional 371.75km2 of mineral licenses. The Company now controls the majority of the available surface area underlain by the Michikamau intrusive complex.

Microprobe Analysis: Textural characteristics of samples were observed using reflected light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The micro-probe analysis was performed by Dr. Craig Finnigan, Ph.D., on behalf of Brilliant. Dr. Finnigan utilized the JEOL 840 SEM at the University of Toronto to obtain backscatter electron and secondary electron images and phases that were characterized chemically using energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). Beam conditions were 20 - 30 kV, 3nA and a working distance of 30 mm.

Michikamau Property

The Michikamau Property ("Property") covers 488.25km2 within the Michikamau layered gabbro-anorthosite (troctolite) intrusion. This intrusion is considered to be highly favourable for hosting Ni-Cu-Co-PGE mineralization and represents a conceptual and empirical exploration target for Voisey's Bay type mineralization. Twenty-seven (27) high to medium conductors have been identified on the Property, hosted in troctolite within the interpreted throat "feeder" zone. The Property is located close to existing infrastructure, including the Churchill Falls hydroelectric facility.

The project is supervised by Rob Carpenter, Ph.D., P.Geo., Director of Brilliant. Dr. Carpenter is the qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.

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 three 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.

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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