SOURCE: Trilliant Exploration Corporation

Trilliant Exploration Corporation

February 18, 2013 08:00 ET

Trilliant Exploration Announces Assays Avg. 4.0% Copper at Copper Island Pomeroy 2 South Zone

*3.5m Tonnes Grading 2% an Equivalent Value at Today's Prices of Approximately $500 Million

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 18, 2013) -  Trilliant Exploration (OTCQB: TTXP) has received assay results from the Pomeroy 2 South Zone at its Copper Island Project. Twenty seven selective rock samples assayed at Acme Analytical Labs (Vancouver, BC) have averaged 4.0% copper and 11 g/t silver, up to 14.1% copper and 27 g/t silver. The samples were taken from blasted and exposed bedrock in an area of past production over a length of 150m and width of up to 50m. The Pomeroy 2 South Zone is located on strike 100m south of the Pomeroy 2 North Zone where similar mineralization has been confirmed. 

Complete assay results for copper and silver from Pomeroy 2 South Zone are presented below:

                         
Sample   Eastings   Northings   Elevation   Weight   Cu   Ag
Number   meters   meters   meters   kg   %   g/t
                         
26   337550.88   5554475.15   174   0.19   6.63   14
27   337550.96   5554475.26   174   0.25   1.54   3
28   337539.44   5554480.17   176   0.28   14.14   27
29   337539.52   5554480.39   174   0.21   5.43   10
30   337539.55   5554481.17   176   0.20   4.31   9
31   337540.50   5554453.77   175   0.37   0.22   1
32   337530.66   5554464.30   187   0.13   4.67   10
33   337532.42   5554463.25   187   0.35   1.25   4
34   337542.32   5554447.81   187   0.32   0.64   1
35   337543.40   5554447.89   180   0.68   4.50   11
36   337543.40   5554448.11   177   0.08   4.54   11
37   337545.42   5554448.50   177   0.08   3.75   10
38   337546.84   5554448.01   177   0.33   4.27   13
39   337546.84   5554448.01   176   0.09   4.77   14
40   337547.48   5554447.88   175   0.73   5.02   15
41   337545.31   5554423.91   173   0.05   3.34   10
42   337552.19   5554426.59   172   0.25   4.88   12
43   337564.04   5554432.80   169   0.24   3.55   11
44   337568.91   5554428.09   169   0.15   3.80   16
45   337562.90   5554416.47   167   0.14   1.06   3
46   337562.82   5554404.35   166   0.19   0.75   6
47   337577.10   5554417.49   165   0.40   1.38   5
48   337578.79   5554418.99   165   0.19   3.75   11
50   337589.57   5554404.20   158   0.41   5.07   16
51   337589.00   5554401.77   158   0.80   6.31   22
52   337589.42   5554401.65   158   0.33   4.06   14
53   337590.12   5554389.27   155   0.26   5.36   13
                         

Jared Lazerson, CEO of Copper Island Mines Ltd., stated, "This confirms more of the previous work and is consistent with reports of chalcocite mineralization in both grade by percentage of copper and direct correlation with silver."

Copper Island Mines Ltd. is in the process of working with the necessary personnel to produce a NI43-101 compliant resource estimate which seeks to independently verify the 3.5 Million tonnes grading 2% Copper, the historical resource estimate.

The Project and its rights and claims are located 15km NW of Campbell River, British Columbia. Copper Island Mines Ltd. is the operator of a 3000 hectare property which is known for high grade chalcocite mineralization. The area has been under regular development and small scale production since 1915. The area contains one of the highest densities of copper prospects in British Columbia and is rated high for mineralization by the BCGS (British Columbia Geological Survey). Initial exploration on the Property was conducted by Dodge Copper in 1954 when 145 percussion holes were drilled outlining the Pomeroy areas. Exploration in the 1970's by Prince Stewart Mines and Quadra Mining resulted in a historic reserve estimate of 3.5 metric tons grading 2% copper. Exploration in the 1990's resulted in a historical resource estimate from all occurrences of 5.3Mt grading 1.98% copper, and is used for historical reference purposes only.

About Trilliant Exploration (OTCQB: TTXP) http://www.trilliant-exploration.com
Trilliant Exploration is focused on a variety of strategic mineral acquisitions including Copper and well positioned to capture the next wave in mineral exploration, Lithium and Rare Earth metals. Trilliant Exploration is a US-based, high growth mining company focused on adding value through successful exploration, project development, efficient operations, and opportunistic acquisitions. Maintaining a low risk profile through project diversification, astute financial management and operating in secure jurisdictions are key priorities for Trilliant Exploration's Management team.

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