MacMillan Gold Corp.

MacMillan Gold Corp.
Duran Ventures Inc.

Duran Ventures Inc.

March 19, 2008 12:30 ET

Duran Ventures and MacMillan Gold Expand Exploration Land Position in Peru by 654%

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - George A. Brown, CEO of both Duran Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DRV) and MacMillan Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MMG), is pleased to announce significant expansion in the Company's exploration land holdings adjoining and along trend from the Aguila and Pasacancha Targets in Ancash, Peru. Glenn O'Gorman, P.Eng., President of Duran and David Bending, P.Geo., VP of Duran and MacMillan Gold are both Qualified Persons as defined in National Policy 43-101 and are responsible for all technical information contained in this joint news release. In this release, the "Company" refers to the Peruvian company, Minera Aguila de Oro SAC, whose shares are registered 50% to MacMillan and 50% to Duran.

The initial land position consisted of three exploration concessions with a total area of 1,300 hectares. The Company has aggressively filed by staking (direct application) seventeen additional claims ranging in size from 100 hectares to 1,000 hectares for a cumulative staked area of 7,800 hectares. The Company has also negotiated an option to purchase the 700 hectare Corongo 1 concession. If all staked claims are awarded as filed, the Company will have increased the land holdings in the prospective area by 654% to 9,800 hectares.

The properties were selected on the basis of known or newly recognized mineral prospects in conjunction with geological extensions of favourable contacts and structures. The Company has been quietly consolidating this land in conjunction with completion of systematic prospecting while advancing the Aguila and Pasacancha Targets.

Mr. Brown states that "The Company is not always able to communicate all of its activities to the public and shareholders when it is not in the shareholders best interests. Declaring this ongoing land expansion and too many positive results would have seriously compromised the Company's ability to complete this expansion without competition from other interested parties. We hope to be forgiven for being extremely tight lipped."

Investors are invited to visit the MacMillan Gold IR Hub at where they can post questions and receive answers or review existing questions and answers. Investors may also email questions or request to be added to the investor email list at

Duran Ventures Inc. and MacMillan Gold Corp .are Canadian resource companies
listed on the TSX Venture Exchanges: Symbols "DRV" & "MMG".

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and accepts no responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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