On Stockhead today, Abandoned mines: Bad for kids, great as insane sci-fi storage vaults powering sub-surface battery farms…

Up about 25% last week, I suppose someone should ask – is crypto back (baby)?

Breaking News: These money managers love big (and small) Aussie banks.

Confessions of a Day Trader: It’s. One. Huge Fistfight.

And heaps, heaps more…

But first, the day ahead.



These companies went into a trading halt on Monday:

Kingsrose Mining (ASX:KRM) – Halt called pending discussions regarding a material acquisition.

Nordic Nickel (ASX:NNL) – Halt requested pending a material announcement.



Gold: $US1920.29 (+1.24%)

Silver: $US24.26 (-2.04%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,900/t (-0.85%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,850/t (+2.98%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, DEC 28): $US82,075/t (+114.4% year-to-date)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, DEC 28): $US80,650/t (+164.4% year-to-date)

Oil (WTI): $US79.86 (+1.9%)

Oil (Brent): $US85.28  (+1.5%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US127.00 (+2.42%)

AUD/USD: 0.6976 (+0.06%)

Bitcoin: $US20,863 (+5.31%)



BTC is up ~24% in a week. Is Crypto back?

Solana, Aptos, Decentraland and The Sandbox have been pumping. Here’s why. $SOL $APT $MANA $SAND #crypto

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— Stockhead (@StockheadAU) January 16, 2023

And here’s a great thread on ways to win the game of junior mining stock speculation.

How to get an edge speculating in junior mining stonks.

A running :thread:/

— Ben Kramer-Miller (@TheWealthMiner) January 15, 2023

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Norfolk Metals (ASX:NFL) revealed that it has drilled into more visual copper at Roger River, with its third drillhole (22RRD-003) “presenting discrete zones of native copper from 102.00m to 137.80m, 159.20m to 182.00m and 212.40m to 263.05m downhole depth in silica + carbonated veins, fine-grained basalt and fracture surfaces”.

A REE hit at Hines Hill saw White Cliff Minerals (ASX:WCN) trading well over 20% higher.

WCN says its maiden aircore drilling program of 49 drill holes has intersected zones up to 1,602ppm TREO (from 8m in drillhole HHAC38), with mineralisation open in all directions.

Remember Splitit Payments (ASX:SPT)? AliPay does – SPT is up 22.22% to $0.22 a pop on news that it’s formed a partnership with the Alibaba-connected fintech offering the ‘Pay After Delivery’ option for shoppers on AliExpress, another global eCommerce marketplace related to by the Alibaba Group.



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