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 codeCompanyPrice change today (12pm)Price (12pm)VolumeMarket Cap
BDIBLINA MINERALS N10.2c542k4.3M
APGAUSTPAC RES10.2c12M2.0M
SBUSIBURAN RESOURCE0.50.3c857k1.4M
NWENORWEST ENERGY0.50.3c2M8.5M
MOXMONAX MINING0.50.3c200k1.8M
AUHAUSTCHINA HOLDIN0.290.9c200k7.8M
GPPGREENPOWER ENERG0.250.5c120k5.8M
DDD3D RESOURCES0.250.5c805k4.0M
AX8ACCELERATE RESOU0.2512.5c872k4.8M
NTINEUROTECH INT0.2114.5c43k13.1M
BRBBREAKER RESOURCE0.227c1M32.9M
SDLSUNDANCE RESOURC0.20.6c5M45.7M
MEDMERLIN DIAMONDS0.20.6c100k16.5M
DTSDRAGONTAIL SYSTE0.1813c264k23.7M
AGSALLIANCE RESOURC0.1711.5c445k10.2M
E2EEON NRG0.170.7c500k2.4M
AOAAUSMON RESOURCES0.170.7c80k3.1M
KPOKALINA POWER0.163.6c124k13.7M
BD1BARD1 LIFE SCIEN0.151.5c1M10.8M
VMLVITAL METALS0.140.8c200k12.2M
SIHSIHAYO GOLD0.141.6c5k26.0M
RMXRED MOUNTAIN MIN0.140.8c250k4.7M
DLCDELECTA0.140.8c180k4.4M
SWJSTONEWALL RESOUR0.130.9c250k23.6M
CTMCENTAURUS METALS0.130.9c200k18.4M
ARDARGENT MINERALS0.131.8c213k7.4M
PXXPOLARX0.128.4c120k22.4M
9SP9 SPOKES INTERNA0.121.9c771k8.4M
ZIPZIPTEL0.112c278k2.7M
PILPEPPERMINT INNOV0.112c5M17.6M

 

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 codeCompanyPrice change today (12pm)Price (12pm)VolumeMarket Cap
EGYENERGY TECHNOLOG-0.330.2c2M1.0M
TAUTRUSTEES AUSTRAL-0.2422c35k24.9M
KRCKING RIVER COPPE-0.235.3c10M85.5M
WCNDAWHITE CLIFF MINE-0.24c73k3.8M
SUDSUDA PHARMACEUTI-0.20.4c11M12.9M
CVSCERVANTES CORP-0.20.8c932k4.9M
ZMIZINC OF IRELAND-0.170.5c3M11.7M
AVDANTILLES OIL AND-0.173c132k4.9M
NAGNAGAMBIE RESOURC-0.166.4c64k31.1M
NAENEW AGE EXPLORAT-0.130.7c167k5.7M
KYKKYCKR-0.1310.5c34k18.1M
DTMDART MINING NL-0.130.7c100k6.9M
CZNCORAZON MINING L-0.130.7c3M10.1M
IRCINTERMIN RES-0.1314c8k37.7M
JHLJAYEX HEALTHCARE-0.123c17k5.7M
TMTTECHNOLOGY METAL-0.1252.5c103k33.6M
GPRGEOPACIFIC RESOU-0.122.3c128M54.1M
PCLPANCONTINENTAL-0.110.8c5M47.4M
ADVARDIDEN-0.110.8c12M15.1M
MEBMEDIBIO-0.1112.5c208k28.4M
D2ODUXTON WATER-0.1$1.21 289k120.9M
SI6SIX SIGMA METALS-0.10.9c74.6M
MUSMUSTANG RESOURCE-0.10.9c602k11.5M
MRVMORETON RESOURCE-0.10.9c48k28.4M
IVQINVITROCUE-0.19c81k51.4M
CDTCASTLE MINERALS-0.10.9c77k2.2M
AQDAUSQUEST-0.11.8c73k10.5M
TGOTRIMANTIUM GROWT-0.1$1.10 10k134.9M
OGXORINOCO GOLD-0.13.7c2M42.4M
IABINABOX GROUP-0.157c2k15.0M