On Stockhead today, palladium and what the Russian invasion means for its supply, what Catalano Seafoods does next, and will we ever be friends with China again?

But first, the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in Trading Halts and are expected out in the coming days.

Pantoro (ASX:PNR)  – capital raising

Westgold Resources Limited (ASX: WGX) – capital raising

Australian Pacific Coal (ASX:AQC) – entered a trading halt, pending capital raise.

Comms Group (ASX:CCG) – entered a trading halt, pending the release of a global agreement.

Cauldron Energy (ASX:CXU) – entered a trading halt, pending a capital raise.

MacArthur Minerals (ASX:MIO) – material project announcement

Vortiv (ASX:VOR) – commercial agreement

 

MARKETS (updated at 7.45am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,984.97 (-0.55%)

Silver: $US25.826 (-0.22%)

Oil (WTI): $US109.33 (+3.12%)

Oil (Brent): $US112.67 (+3.06%)

Aust Coking Coal (steelmaking): $US635.00/t (+1.6%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US152.50 (0.00%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7293 (-0.88%)

Bitcoin: $US39,080 (+0.56%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING LAST WEEK?

There was a nickel squeeze, uranium hit $US60/lb, Russia’s littlest prick kept up his assault against Ukraine, and now … it looks like Iran is bombing US assets?

Madness.

 

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LAST WEEK’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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Explorer/project developer Terramin Australia (ASX:TZN) is juggling a few balls, including the ‘Bird in Hand’ gold project in South Australia – where a mining lease application has been submitted – and the ‘Tala Hamza’ zinc project in Algeria.

It’s news regarding the latter which caused the TZN share price to spike last week.

Tala Hamza is one of the largest undeveloped zinc and lead deposits in the world, TZN says, containing 3.5 million tonnes of zinc with a resource of 53.0 million tonnes at 6.6% zinc, plus lead.

TZN says its Algerian joint venture partners have agreed to proceed with the development of the project, paving the way for a mining permit to be issued.

Julian Hanna, co-founder and managing director of nickel miner Western Areas (ASX:WSA), will join explorer St George Mining (ASX:SGQ) as general manager for growth and development.

During his 12-year tenure, WSA grew from a $6m IPO to Australia’s No. 1 independent nickel sulphide producer.

Tennant Minerals (ASX:TMS) pulled up a “spectacular” close-to-true-width 50m at 2.7% copper intersection at ‘Bluebird’, part of the ‘Barkly’ project in the NT.

And Siren Gold (ASX:SNG) intersected significant visible gold in the deepest hole drilled to date at its Alexander River project in New Zealand. Emma Davies has a cool pic of it. It does look lovely.

SNG is focused on exploring the rich Reefton gold district on the South Island of New Zealand – an area which has already delivered 2Moz across 84 historical mines.

 

LAST WEEK’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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