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Duran Ventures Demonstrating World Class Copper Molybdenum Tonnage Potential in Peru,

First Resource Calculation Imminent

Mining MarketWatch Journal has published a review of Duran Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: DRV) (OTC: DUVNF) (Frankfurt: 6D7) offering insight and opportunity afforded investors as DRV.V is advancing their 100% owned concessions located in Central Peru where geologists agree that Duran's Aguila copper-molybdenum porphyry deposit is part of a large porphyry cluster in a major mineral district actively taking shape with Peñoles and Duran Ventures holding key ground. DRV.V has been building sizeable tonnage at Aguila and is expected to release a first resource calculation this Q1 2012.

The full Journal review may be found at online.

Duran Ventures Inc. represents exceptional value and is poised for significant upside revaluation as it has advanced its flagship 100% owned Aguila copper molybdenum project located in Central Peru to the point where it has drilled out sufficient tonnage to establish a first resource calculation (expected this Q1 2012). 43 holes, 23,000+ metres of core drilling from 2007 - 2011, has established mineralization over an area ~800m x 400m x 500+m (depth) which should conservatively translate to well in excess of 200 million tonnes, with high grade copper (~0.5% - 0.8%+ Cu) molybdenum (~0.04% Mo) porphyry in the main intrusives surrounded by minable material that should result in a modest strip ratio. Duran's Aguila deposit is in a 2km+ long mineralized system with an expanding high grade copper-molybdenum porphyry deposit to the west and with high silver values to the east in a major mineral district actively taking shape. It is part of a large porphyry cluster with Peñoles and Duran Ventures holding key ground. Duran’s Aguila project is demonstrating the potential to be in the 300M+ tonne range and if it is with the grades found to date then DRV.V is comparable to many of the other copper explorers in Peru that currently have $100M - $200M+ market caps (DRV.V market cap is currently under $50M).

Mining giant Peñoles has been intensively drilling (4 drill rigs were on site in 2011) what is understood to be a separate porphyry body just off Duran's claim line to the south and it also shares a separate porphyry body in the SW section of Duran's claim group. Any mine Peñoles hopes to build would ultimately need to involve Duran as Duran has a sizeable ore body on one side of the gully and all the flat land across the gully and sloping up to where Peñoles is drilling; DRV.V has the only logical place to build plus it would make no sense for two mines to be built. The inherent value of Duran's Aquila should materialize in share price appreciation for DRV.V shareholders as this scenario approaches a climax and with a first resource calculation imminent for DRV.V it will further underscore the large inherent value.

Duran's 100% owned Aguila copper-molybdenum deposit has been the subject of 43 drill holes to date and has yielded impressive grades in the order of 0.5 - 0.6%+ copper (ie.718m grading 0.555% Cu and 0.041% Mo = 1%+ copper equivalent) in the main intrusive. Metallurgy in the intrusives is favorable with 93% copper and 91% molybdenum recoveries. Drilling has expanded the deposit to the west, east and at depth, encountering higher grade porphyry than other companies in Peru (many the subject of buy-outs in the US$400M - 500M region), the deepest hole is over 800m from surface down and is still in copper mineralization. The latest round of drilling further defined the deposit and also proved the wall rock is mineralized and is likely minable which dramatically enhances the economics of the deposit and will result in a low strip ratio. The mineralized area established so far is large yet represents only a fraction of the prospective contact from one IP anomaly alone which stretches 1400m in length and is open in all direction. The size potential at Aguila is enormous as there are many other IP anomalies on the property believed to be equally as prospective.

With only ~183M shares outstanding (~227M fully diluted) and trading under CDN
.30 DRV.V is poised for significant upside revaluation. The risk-reward characteristics are highly advantageous for investors establishing a long position in DRV.V as the current market cap of DRV.V relative to the inherent value of their projects seem disproportionate.

Duran also has three other key properties of note that make shares of DRV.V an exceptional risk-reward scenario based on major discovery potential in 2012:

1) Ichuña Cu-Ag-Au project, Peru; Duran's 1000 hectares Ichuña property is located ~3 km from the Gold Fields-Buenaventura 7.6 M Oz Gold Equivalent Chucapaca Discovery. Duran staked this land years before the big area discovery and geophysics indicate a similar anomaly exists to potentially host a similar find. DRV.V is permitted and ready to drill. Surface values at Ichuña as high as 10.2% Cu and associated silver up to 1,645 g Ag/T.

2) Mamanina Cu-Mo-Zn-Au project, central Peru; New acquisition won in closed bid, located 14km from Duran's flagship Aguila copper molybdenum. Historic surface samples up to 2.1% Cu, 0.6% Zn, 9.48 g/T Au.

3) Minasnioc high sulphidation gold-silver project, Peru; Classic vuggy silica and alunite alteration with geology similar to Pierina and Alto Chicama gold-silver mines in Peru.

The full Journal review may be found at online. 

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