Duran Ventures Inc.
TSX VENTURE : DRV

Duran Ventures Inc.

May 20, 2009 09:00 ET

Duran Ventures Reports Sample Results With Up to 6.35 g Gold and 1,642.0 g Silver (52.8 oz/t) From Corongo Properties

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 20, 2009) - Duran Ventures Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DRV) is pleased to report additional (News Release May 5, 2009) significant precious metal values from our ongoing sampling program at our Corongo Properties. These results are from between 0.3 to 2.0 metre chip and channel samples from in situ outcrop of mineralized quartz veins, hydrothermal breccias, and altered intrusive material. Four are grab samples from mine dumps. These latest results are mostly from the Descubridora and Santa Rosa areas. Our goal is to advance several of these Corongo targets to drill test ready by August 2009.

Significant results include the following:



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SAMPLE
SAMPLE TYPE LENGTH (m) g Au/t g Ag/t % Cu % Pb
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15176 Chip 0.7 0.96 49.7 0.49
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15193 Chip 0.3 2.84 121.7 1.22
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15195 Chip 0.9 2.96 32.9 0.46 0.35
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15206 Chip 2x2 2.63 1,642.0 1.42 4.70
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15207 Chip 1x1 0.28 26.2
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15211 Grab 5x5 1.29 134.9
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15212 Grab 6x6 3.90 37.0
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15215 Channel 1.5 1.06 13.9 0.52
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15216 Channel 1.0 0.72 53.2 1.47
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15220 Channel 1.0 0.91 12.1
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15221 Grab 5x5 6.35 586.0 0.69 0.34
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15222 Channel 1.0 0.39 16.1
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15223 Grab 6x6 0.19 13.5
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15225 Channel 1.5 0.28 25.0
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15226 Channel 1.0 0.29 16.2
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15227 Channel 1.0 0.20 75.5
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Detailed mapping and sampling work has been initiated in the Descubridora, Santa Rosa/Santa Rosa East, Pucapampa, and the Breccia Zone Targets (see attached maps). The current geological work will be instrumental in increasing the chances of exploration success at the Corongo properties, as is the case with any type of structurally controlled style of mineralization.

Duran is also actively evaluating 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. With the combination of Peru's excellent geological environment and Duran's very capable team of Peruvian professionals, Duran is confident that 2009 will be a year of growth and opportunity.

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".

Duran Ventures Inc. - Gold Anomalies is available at the following web link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/drv0520au.pdf.

Duran Ventures Inc. - Silver Anomalies is available at the following web link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/drv0520ag.pdf.

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