To keep readers entertained during the Christmas season we’ve recapped our best-read stories of 2019.

The traditional 12 Days of Christmas covers things like partridges, golden rings, and milking maids.

Our stocking is better — full to the brim with battery metals, infant formula, expert stock picks, and resources ‘movers and shakers’.

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me….

This seems to be a ‘go-to’ guide for our investor readers — perhaps not surprising given miners and explorers make up the bulk of ASX small cap investing opportunities.

But they sure as hell don’t make it easy with all the big words.

So that is why we compiled this nifty little ‘explainer’ of the more common mining jargon that appears in ASX announcements.