Here are the key ASX small cap winners and losers at lunch Thursday Sep 6:

The ASX Small Ords was down 42 points or 1.5 per cent to 2,812.4 at 12.40pm AEST.

GOING UP

Consolidated Zinc (ASX:CZL) was on the move again, up another 8 per cent to an intraday high of 1.6c.

Yesterday the miner closed at 1.4c, after hitting 1.6c during the day when announcing it had started mining at its Plomosas zinc, lead and silver site in northern Mexico. Today CZL issued an update, saying the project was now fully funded.

Niuminco Group (ASX:NIU) doubled to 0.2c this morning, telling investors that exploration at its Edie Creek mine revealed increased gold silver potential.

It’s welcome good news for the ASX junior, which earlier this week revealed it received a wind-up notice, lost two exploration permits and was facing cash flow issues.

The backroom antics continue at Empire Resources (ASX:ERL) which is facing yet another board spill as a major backer demands the troubled gold miner call a meeting to vote out directors.

Investors sent the stock up 8 per cent to 1.3c.

Michael Ruane, who holds a stake of almost 9 per cent, through two of his associated companies – Tyson Resources and Kesli Chemicals – has served Empire with a “249D” notice to give shareholders the opportunity to vote out the four-director board.

Keep your eyes peeled.

It’s been a good week for gold explorer Breaker Resources (ASX:BRB). On Tuesday the company told investors its Bombora gold deposit continued to return high-grade results, and today revealed a 74 per cent increase in contained ounces of gold.

As a result Breaker gained 33 per cent on yesterday’s closing price, rising to 30c. Back in February Stockhead columnist Barry FitzGerald said Breaker was one of most appealing gold stocks.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm AEST Thursday Sep 6:

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ASX code Company Price change today (12pm) Price (12pm) Volume Market Cap
BDI BLINA MINERALS N 1 0.2c 542k 4.3M
APG AUSTPAC RES 1 0.2c 12M 2.0M
SBU SIBURAN RESOURCE 0.5 0.3c 857k 1.4M
NWE NORWEST ENERGY 0.5 0.3c 2M 8.5M
MOX MONAX MINING 0.5 0.3c 200k 1.8M
AUH AUSTCHINA HOLDIN 0.29 0.9c 200k 7.8M
GPP GREENPOWER ENERG 0.25 0.5c 120k 5.8M
DDD 3D RESOURCES 0.25 0.5c 805k 4.0M
AX8 ACCELERATE RESOU 0.25 12.5c 872k 4.8M
NTI NEUROTECH INT 0.21 14.5c 43k 13.1M
BRB BREAKER RESOURCE 0.2 27c 1M 32.9M
SDL SUNDANCE RESOURC 0.2 0.6c 5M 45.7M
MED MERLIN DIAMONDS 0.2 0.6c 100k 16.5M
DTS DRAGONTAIL SYSTE 0.18 13c 264k 23.7M
AGS ALLIANCE RESOURC 0.17 11.5c 445k 10.2M
E2E EON NRG 0.17 0.7c 500k 2.4M
AOA AUSMON RESOURCES 0.17 0.7c 80k 3.1M
KPO KALINA POWER 0.16 3.6c 124k 13.7M
BD1 BARD1 LIFE SCIEN 0.15 1.5c 1M 10.8M
VML VITAL METALS 0.14 0.8c 200k 12.2M
SIH SIHAYO GOLD 0.14 1.6c 5k 26.0M
RMX RED MOUNTAIN MIN 0.14 0.8c 250k 4.7M
DLC DELECTA 0.14 0.8c 180k 4.4M
SWJ STONEWALL RESOUR 0.13 0.9c 250k 23.6M
CTM CENTAURUS METALS 0.13 0.9c 200k 18.4M
ARD ARGENT MINERALS 0.13 1.8c 213k 7.4M
PXX POLARX 0.12 8.4c 120k 22.4M
9SP 9 SPOKES INTERNA 0.12 1.9c 771k 8.4M
ZIP ZIPTEL 0.11 2c 278k 2.7M
PIL PEPPERMINT INNOV 0.11 2c 5M 17.6M

 

GOING DOWN

Geopacific Resources (ASX:GPR) shares were down 15 per cent at lunch to an intraday low of 2.2c, with 129 million shares trading hands.

The company had no news out today, but told investors yesterday that its Woodlark gold project had returned several new high-grade gold anomalies.

Woodlark Island is off the east coast of Papua New Guinea in the Soloman Sea and has an estimated population of just 6000.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm AEST Thursday Sep 6:

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ASX code Company Price change today (12pm) Price (12pm) Volume Market Cap
EGY ENERGY TECHNOLOG -0.33 0.2c 2M 1.0M
TAU TRUSTEES AUSTRAL -0.24 22c 35k 24.9M
KRC KING RIVER COPPE -0.23 5.3c 10M 85.5M
WCNDA WHITE CLIFF MINE -0.2 4c 73k 3.8M
SUD SUDA PHARMACEUTI -0.2 0.4c 11M 12.9M
CVS CERVANTES CORP -0.2 0.8c 932k 4.9M
ZMI ZINC OF IRELAND -0.17 0.5c 3M 11.7M
AVD ANTILLES OIL AND -0.17 3c 132k 4.9M
NAG NAGAMBIE RESOURC -0.16 6.4c 64k 31.1M
NAE NEW AGE EXPLORAT -0.13 0.7c 167k 5.7M
KYK KYCKR -0.13 10.5c 34k 18.1M
DTM DART MINING NL -0.13 0.7c 100k 6.9M
CZN CORAZON MINING L -0.13 0.7c 3M 10.1M
IRC INTERMIN RES -0.13 14c 8k 37.7M
JHL JAYEX HEALTHCARE -0.12 3c 17k 5.7M
TMT TECHNOLOGY METAL -0.12 52.5c 103k 33.6M
GPR GEOPACIFIC RESOU -0.12 2.3c 128M 54.1M
PCL PANCONTINENTAL -0.11 0.8c 5M 47.4M
ADV ARDIDEN -0.11 0.8c 12M 15.1M
MEB MEDIBIO -0.11 12.5c 208k 28.4M
D2O DUXTON WATER -0.1 $1.21 289k 120.9M
SI6 SIX SIGMA METALS -0.1 0.9c 7 4.6M
MUS MUSTANG RESOURCE -0.1 0.9c 602k 11.5M
MRV MORETON RESOURCE -0.1 0.9c 48k 28.4M
IVQ INVITROCUE -0.1 9c 81k 51.4M
CDT CASTLE MINERALS -0.1 0.9c 77k 2.2M
AQD AUSQUEST -0.1 1.8c 73k 10.5M
TGO TRIMANTIUM GROWT -0.1 $1.10 10k 134.9M
OGX ORINOCO GOLD -0.1 3.7c 2M 42.4M
IAB INABOX GROUP -0.1 57c 2k 15.0M