Duran Ventures Inc.
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Duran Ventures Inc.

June 22, 2009 13:13 ET

Duran Ventures Reports Underground Values of 9.97 Grams Gold and 603.0 Grams Silver at Descubridora Target Confirming Continuation of Previously Identified Surface Sample Grades

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Duran Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DRV) is pleased to provide an update on exploration work at the Corongo Properties in Peru aimed at advancing the Descubridora and Santa Rosa Targets to the drill ready stage by end of summer 2009 (attached MAP 1). These target areas are located between 5 and 10 kilometers to the northwest of the Aguila deposit.

Regional-scale sampling of outcrops, historical workings, and waste dumps at the Descubridora Target has returned gold values up to 14.60, 7.40, 6.67, 6.35, and 4.98 grams gold per tonne, and silver values up to 1,642.0, 586.0, and 483.0 grams silver per tonne (May 5 and May 20, 2009 News Releases). Peruvian government records (INGEMMET) show that historical production by the company Empresa Minera Tarica S.A. from 1948 to 1951 reported average grades of 20.0 grams gold per tonne and 3.0 kilograms of silver per tonne. The zone was described as having a strike length of 300 metres and mined up to a depth of 60 metres, with widths ranging from 0.10 to 1.0 metres. Duran's objective is to re-evaluate the area for potential bulk mineable precious metals targets and advance them to drill ready targets by end of summer 2009.

Descubridora area veins are intrusive-related quartz-sulfide gold-silver-arsenic-antimony structures. Common sulfide minerals include pyrite, chalcopyrite and arsenopyrite, with less common galena, sphalerite, tetrahedrite, and tennantite. Wallrock is commonly brecciated, pyritic, and carbonaceous. Duran field staff are prospecting the area to determine potential for similar structures and evaluating the potential of bulk mineable disseminated-type mineralization in the surrounding rock hosting the vein structures. Underground channel sampling along a 103.5 metre long adit at Descubridora has been concluded, with a total of 34 samples collected (attached MAP 2). It should be noted that these samples are collected from the wallrock adjacent to and parallel to the mined-out vein structure. Of the 34 samples collected, 21 contain over 0.1 g Au/t (up to 9.97 g Au/t) and 20 contain over 5.0 g Ag/t (up to 603.0 g Ag/t).



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SAMPLE SAMPLE LENGTH
NUMBER TYPE (m) g Au/t g Ag/t
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15324 Channel 3.00 0.78 116.6
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15325 Channel 3.00 0.67 133.3
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15326 Channel 3.00 5.80 603.0
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15327 Channel 3.00 8.57 489.4
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15328 Channel 3.00 0.13 8.6
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15336 Channel 3.00 0.18 1.4
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15337 Channel 3.00 2.45 16.7
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15338 Channel 3.00 9.97 34.8
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15339 Channel 3.00 0.19 7.4
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15340 Channel 3.00 0.31 8.1
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15341 Channel 3.00 0.16 4.2
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15342 Channel 3.00 1.70 14.3
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15343 Channel 3.00 0.82 31.3
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15344 Channel 3.00 2.09 368.8
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15345 Channel 3.00 1.85 338.0
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15346 Channel 3.00 0.34 19.6
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15347 Channel 3.00 0.65 27.0
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15348 Channel 3.00 0.16 65.3
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15349 Channel 3.00 0.19 72.0
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15350 Channel 3.00 0.19 7.6
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15356 Channel 3.00 0.12 68.2
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15359 Channel 3.00 0.08 7.5
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An additional 65 samples were collected from wallrock along surface workings of the same structure to the southwest of the underground working (attached MAP 3). Silver values are strong and gold values are anomalous. Results from this sampling program indicate that there is sporadic and significant wallrock mineralization away from the vein structures. Geologists will be working on sampling programs to test the distance that this mineralization extends from the known vein structures. This has the potential to extend the size of the bulk tonnage target significantly.



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SAMPLE SAMPLE LENGTH
NUMBER TYPE (m) g Au/t g Ag/t
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15278 Chip 1.50 - 7.5
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15280 Chip 1.50 - 5.0
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15282 Chip 1.50 0.20 16.1
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15287 Chip 1.50 0.42 15.3
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15288 Chip 1.50 0.23 18.7
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15289 Chip 1.50 0.16 10.3
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15290 Chip 1.50 0.42 12.6
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15291 Chip 1.50 0.11 6.0
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15292 Chip 1.50 - 5.4
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15293 Chip 1.50 0.81 26.7
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15305 Chip 1.50 0.23 1.4
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15309 Chip 1.50 - 7.8
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15310 Chip 1.50 - 6.5
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15311 Chip 1.50 0.11 16.0
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15313 Chip 1.50 - 9.9
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Geologists have determined that the vein structures are offset by northwest-trending strike-slip faults (represented on MAP 3 by dashed lines). These faults are developed along stratigraphic contacts between quartzite, siltstone, and shale beds.

At the Santa Rosa Target, sampling of vein, breccia, and manto style mineralization shows strongly anomalous values which will be followed up with more detailed sampling and mapping work.



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SAMPLE SAMPLE LENGTH g Au/t g Ag/t % Cu
NUMBER TYPE (m)
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15234 Channel 1.00 0.56 24.0 0.20
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15242 Channel 1.30 0.54 44.9 0.13
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15243 Channel 1.10 - 5.7 -
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15244 Channel 1.00 - 10.2 -
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15245 Channel 1.00 0.11 18.3 0.18
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15251 Chip 1.00 1.78 88.3 0.10
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15252 Chip 2.00 0.45 45.1 0.53
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Duran is continuing to actively evaluate new prospects and targets throughout Peru. While the Aguila Deposit remains our flagship project, exciting opportunities are available in Peru for porphyry copper and precious metals projects. Duran geologists are currently conducting an evaluation of a prospective gold project in a renowned gold producing district of northern Peru.

Cary Pothorin, P. Geo., President of Duran, is a Qualified Person as defined in National Policy 43-101, and is responsible for all technical information contained in this news release.

Duran Ventures Inc. is a Canadian resource company listed on the TSX Venture Exchanges: Symbol "DRV"

Map 1 - location of Descubridora and Santa Rosa target areas on Corongo claims is available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/drvm1.pdf

Map 2 - Descubridora underground sampling is available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/drvm2.pdf

Map 3 - Location of Wallrock Sampling Along Faulted Descubridora Structure is available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/drvm3.pdf

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