Wednesday on Stockhead:

Why tin is now the best thing since sliced lithium.

Why gold is still gold, only cheaper.

Why iron ore will remain a steal until Chinese steel mills put or fold.

So why read anything else about the day ahead on the ASX and beyond.



The following stocks went into trading halts yesterday and are expected out in the coming days:

TMK Energy (ASX:TMK) – Pending a capital raising announcement.

The Environmental Group (ASX:EGL) – Also pending a capital raising announcement.

Unico Silver (ASX:USL) – Pending a capital raise announcement as well.

Linius Technologies (ASX:LNU) – Pending finalising a capital raising.

Great Southern Mining (ASX:GSN) – Another pending capital raising announcement.

International Graphite (ASX:IG6) – Pending announcement of results from a scoping study for proposed Collie Graphite Battery Anode Material Facility.

Vital Metals (ASX:VML) – Pending release of announcement on strategic review of the Saskatoon Plant.

Echo IQ (ASX:EIQ) – Pending results in relation to the Australian Clinical Study Results.



Gold: $US2004.03 (+0.51%)

Silver: $US25.11 (+0.26%)

Nickel (3mth): $US24,025/t (+2.02%)

Copper (3mth): $US9002.50/t (+0.27%)

Oil (WTI): $US81.11 (-1.73%)

Oil (Brent): $US84.53 (-0.01%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US120.00/t (0.00%)

AUD/USD: 0.6700 (-0.10%)

Bitcoin: $US31,086 (+2.51%)



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Larvotto Resources (ASX:LRV)  announced  some super high-grade clay rare earths up to 1.26% (12,611ppm) at the Merivale South prospect, part of the Eyre lithium-nickel-REE project in WA.

That 1m intercept was within a larger 12m at 2326ppm TREO.

LRV said the mineralisation may be hosted within ionic clays, making it suitable for simple, cost-effective extraction.

OD6 Metals (ASX:OD6), also announced positive second phase drilling results of 83 holes at its Splinter Rock project.

Assays included up to 6,605ppm TREO and clay thicknesses of up to 80m with 74 of the 83 holes returning significant grades and thickness.  Results included 69m at 1,483 parts per million (ppm) total rare earth oxides (TREO) from 24m and 66m at 1,516ppm TREO

OD6 said a new 188-hole, 10,000m drill program focused on the Centre and Prop targets is scheduled to begin in the current quarter.



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