Brilliant Mining Corp.: New Geophysical Drill Targets Identified at Tramways Tenements Kambalda Nickel District, Western Australia

Brilliant Mining Corp.: New Geophysical Drill Targets Identified at Tramways Tenements Kambalda Nickel District, Western Australia

Brilliant Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BMC; “Brilliant”) is pleased to announce the results from the deep penetrating electromagnetic survey conducted on the Tramways Tenements (“Property”), Kambalda Nickel District, Western Australia.

“The discovery of several geophysical conductors in the northern portion of the property, an area with no prior history of exploration, demonstrates the significant potential of the Tramways Tenements to host additional nickel deposits” states Mike Sieb, Brilliant President.

The key results of the survey are as follows:

– Strong high-priority conductor with a geophysical response, indicative of massive sulphides detected on the western edge of the survey area

– Large buried conductor identified in the centre of the survey area

– The initial results demonstrate significant new exploration potential

Kambalda Nickel District

The Kambalda District is one of the most prolific nickel producing regions in the world, hosting eleven major deposits with the majority of these deposits focused around the Kambalda Dome. Nickel mineralization occurs in a series of Komatiitic flow channels on the flanks of the dome. Over the last 40 years of mining activity the Kambalda District has produced over 1.1 million tonnes of nickel metal valued at approximately US$30 billion based on current nickel prices.

Tramways Tenements

The nickel sulphide orebodies identified at Tramways are interpreted to be a continuation of the same nickel flow channels observed at Kambalda located 40 kms to the north. Historic production at the Lanfranchi Mine has totaled 3.17Mt @ 3.18% Ni for a contained 100,900 tonnes of nickel metal producing around 10% of the total nickel metal from the Kambalda District. All mining activity has been restricted to the southern portion of the Property as previous geological modeling suggested that the northern portion of the Property was not prospective.

Several stratigraphic drill holes and the recently completed geophysical survey within the unexplored northern portion of the Tramways Tenements, have confirmed that the area is highly prospective for nickel mineralization.

Geophysical Survey

The geophysical survey was designed as a pilot program, utilizing BHP Billiton’s proprietary Geoferret deep penetrating electromagnetic exploration system to explore for massive nickel sulphide mineralization in the northern portion of the property. The survey consisted of three transmitter loops (1000m x 500m) covering a total area of 1.52 km2 that represents only 3% of the property.

The results of the geophysical survey revealed several anomalies with one strong conductor indicative of massive sulphides situated northwest and along trend with the Lanfranchi and Edwin orebodies. Modeling indicates that this conductor plunges steeply in an east-southeasterly direction with the depth to its top interpreted to be approximately 200 m below surface.

The steep dip and orientation of the conductors support the geometry of an overturned contact thereby further supporting the “Tramways Dome” model which would significantly expand the mineral resource potential at Tramways. (See website for “Tramways Overturned Dome Model” and results for “Geophysical Survey” diagrams)

The Lanfranchi JV is currently reviewing the geophysical data and preparing a drill plan to test the conductors identified by the Geoferret survey.

The project is supervised by John Williamson, PGeol, of Edmonton, Alberta, CEO and a Director of Brilliant, and is the qualified person as defined in National Instrument 43-101.

Brilliant Mining Corp. (BMC:TSXV) 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

“Mike Sieb”

Mike Sieb, B.Sc., MBA President Brilliant Mining Corporation

For further information about Brilliant Mining Corporation, or this news release, please visit our website at

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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Mike Sieb Brilliant Mining Corp. President (604) 331-2263


Derek Iwanaka Brilliant Mining Corp. Investor Relations (604) 331-2269


Tony Reda Brilliant Mining Corp. Investor Relations (604) 646-4534 Email:


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