Duran Ventures Inc.
TSX VENTURE : DRV

Duran Ventures Inc.
MacMillan Gold Corp.
TSX VENTURE : MMG

MacMillan Gold Corp.

April 22, 2008 11:13 ET

Duran Ventures and MacMillan Gold Peru Drilling Update

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - George A. Brown, CEO of both Duran Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DRV) ("Duran") and MacMillan Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:MMG) ("MacMillan"), is pleased to provide the following drilling update from the Aguila Cu-Mo Target in Ancash, Peru. David Bending, M.Sc., P. Geo, and Cary Pothorin, P. Geo., are both Qualified Persons as defined in National Policy 43-101 and are responsible for all technical information contained in this joint news release.

Hole 4 was extended to a combined length of 628.2 metres (News Release April 2, 2008). Deepening of Hole 5 was attempted and encountered difficulties with re-entry of the previously drilled and reported section (News Release October 4, 2007). The actual combined length of Hole 4 is significantly longer than the original target length of 550 metres originally set for Holes 4 and 5. This has resulted in the bottom of Hole 4 reaching a greater horizontal depth and terminating further to the east than the anticipated horizontal depth and eastern most extension planned by the deepening of Hole 5. Deepening of Hole 5 has therefore been abandoned due to management determining that it would represent a repetitive exercise. Hole 6 has been collared from the Hole 5 drill platform area and is currently completed to a length of over 400 metres. The target length of Hole 6, subject to revision based on results and drill performance, is 700 metres. The attached diagram shows the original RTZ discovery hole, the five drill holes reported in 2007, the Hole 4 deepening, and the current Hole 6. Each successive drill hole has added to the available data which is being collected with the goal of completing a National Instrument 43-101 resource on the Aguila Cu-Mo Target as soon as possible.

The core will be logged, photographed and systematically sampled by halving by diamond sawing. The core will be sampled, in three meter intervals and sent to the Lima Laboratory of Inspectorate Services SAC (a certified Lab) for analysis. All samples are delivered to the Lima laboratory of Inspectorate Services Peru SAC (a certified laboratory) for preparation and multi-element ICP analysis followed by AQR/AA assaying for base Metals and 30 gram FA/AA assaying for Au and Ag. The company has a QA/QC protocol in place including the use of duplicate sampling by outside labs, certified standards and blanks and secure care and custody of samples.

To view a map of the Aguila Project, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/SC1SW.jpg

Investors are invited to visit the MacMillan Gold IR Hub at www.agoracom.com/IR/MacMillan 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 MMG@agoracom.com.

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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