Duran Ventures Inc.

Duran Ventures Inc.

September 12, 2007 09:31 ET

Duran Reports 0.525% Cu and 0.043% Mo Over Entire 510 Metres of Aguila Drill Hole 3

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2007) - Glenn O'Gorman, P. Eng., President of Duran Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DRV), and David A. Bending, P.Geo., VP Exploration of Duran, both Qualified Persons as defined in National Policy 43-101, are pleased to report the results from Hole 3 of the 2007 Phase 1 diamond drilling program at the Aguila Cu-Mo Project, Ancash, Peru. Duran is earning a 50% interest in the 1,100 hectare Aguila Project from MacMillan Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MMG) (News Release December 18, 2006).

Three holes in the Aguila Cu-Mo Target and two holes in the Aguila East Cu-Mo Target have been completed and additional results will be forthcoming. Holes 1 through 5 were drilled within the mineralized Aguila porphyry body as part of a systematic northeast-southwest section across both the Aguila and Aguila East Cu-Mo Targets. The results of Holes 1 and 2 are documented in Duran's September 6, 2007 News Release.

Hole 3 was drilled in a southwesterly direction, 50 metres east of the collar of Hole 1 along a section parallel to that of Hole 1. The hole was drilled to test the Aguila Porphyry and the mineralized transition zone, penetrating the contact at a depth of 399 metres and terminating in the mineralized transition zone at a depth of 510 metres. This drill hole averaged 0.525% Cu and 0.043% Mo across its entire length of 510 metres. The diorite porphyry interval, from the collar to 399 metres, averaged 0.635% Cu and 0.045% Mo. The remainder of Hole 3 traversed mineralized quartzite and argillite averaging 0.128% Cu and 0.035% Mo over 111 metres including the 51 metres which averaged 0.136% Cu and 0.054% Mo from 399 metres to 450 metres. Duran's exploration team is very pleased with the confirmation of copper and molybdenum values in the Aguila porphyry with values continuing into the west contact zone. The impact of this new information on potential future open pit designs may be very significant.

Holes 4 and 5 were collared to the northeast of Hole 3 and drilled along an azimuth of 45 degrees with dips of -45 degrees and -50 degrees respectively along a common section parallel to those of Holes 1, 2 and 3. These holes were drilled to test the sedimentary rocks and porphyry stock of the Aguila East Cu-Mo Target. The holes were spaced about 50 metres apart and located approximately 150 and 200 metres northeast of Hole 3. Both holes intersected quartzite and porphyry containing copper and molybdenum bearing zones. Holes 4 and 5 were terminated in mineralized porphyry at depths of 372 metres and 401 metres respectively due to limitations of the drill rig. The core has been logged and sampled, with results pending at this time. Deepening of these holes is planned as part of Phase 2 pending an evaluation of all the assays once received.

The exploration work as reported has been planned and is being supervised by Mr. Bending. All samples will be delivered to the Lima laboratory of Inspectorate Services Peru SAC (a certified lab) for preparation and multi-element ICP analysis followed by AQR/AA assaying for Cu and Mo. The company has a strong QA/QC protocol in place including the use of certified standards and blanks and secure care and custody of samples.

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

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