Duran Ventures Inc.

Duran Ventures Inc.
MacMillan Gold Corp.

MacMillan Gold Corp.

April 15, 2008 12:37 ET

Duran Ventures and MacMillan Gold to Formalize Joint Venture

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 15, 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 information regarding the joint venture between the two companies.

Duran has provided written notice to MacMillan that the financial statements to December 31, 2007 which are expected to be SEDAR filed later this month as audited statements, indicate that Duran Ventures Inc. has completed all requirements for the earn in of 50% of Minera Aguila de Oro SAC in the quarter ended December 31, 2007. MacMillan Gold has formally acknowledged that the earn in has been completed by Duran and has released to Duran the 50% of the shares of Minera Aguila de Oro SAC registered in the name of Duran but held in trust until completion of the earn in.

Each company has appointed three non executive directors to complete a formal joint venture agreement as soon as possible. This agreement is expected to be completed and included in the joint information circular being prepared for approval of the Business Combination between the companies as news released April 3, 2008.

Expenditures in Peru by Minera Aguila de Oro SAC from January 1, 2008 onwards will be funded by Duran and recoverable 50% from MacMillan. These will be reported as due from MacMillan in Duran and due to Duran in MacMillan. Under the terms of the Business Combination agreement, these will net against each other in the combined New Duran.

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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