On Stockhead today, Yep, specialty metals are part of the in-crowd now the world’s biggest miners watched Rio Tinto fork out more than $20 million for an obscure scandium project in NSW.

Now to catch the strange, rare, weird and wonderful metal players on the ASX, we sent in our own strange, rare, weird and wonderful Josh Chiat.

But first, the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

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

Voltaic Strategic Resources (ASX:VSR) – Capital raising.

Technology One (ASX:TNE) – Data breach.

Podium Minerals (ASX:POD) – Capital raising.

Saturn Metals (ASX:STN) – Capital raising.

 

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US2041.53 (-0.12%)

Silver: $US25.55 (-0.14%)

Nickel (3mth): $US24,025/t (+2.02%)

Copper (3mth): $US9002.50/t (+0.27%)

Oil (WTI): $US68.58 (+0.01%)

Oil (Brent): $US782.51 (+0.32%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US107.50/t (-0.94%)

AUD/USD: 0.6610 (+0.14%)

Bitcoin: $US29,156 (+2.24%)

 

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ASX SMALL CAP LEADERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks:
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Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
WEL Winchester Energy 0.005 67% 1,875,390 $3,061,266
AXP AXP Energy Ltd 0.003 50% 972,266 $11,649,361
MGU Magnum Mining & Exp 0.024 41% 132,585,058 $11,982,934
VPR Volt Power Group 0.002 33% 1,075,000 $16,074,312
MHI Merchant House 0.069 25% 62,445 $5,184,657
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.025 25% 100,000 $13,312,908
SIX Sprintex Ltd 0.025 25% 18,405 $5,087,087
CAV Carnavale Resources 0.0025 25% 100,000 $5,467,103
CPH Creso Pharma Ltd 0.02 25% 55,938,769 $34,192,651
RR1 Reach Resources Ltd 0.005 25% 6,550,001 $11,020,203
FYI FYI Resources Ltd 0.135 23% 3,278,984 $40,294,935
CLT Cellnet Group 0.018 20% 880,826 $3,653,920
HLX Helix Resources 0.006 20% 2,213,276 $11,615,729
MTH Mithril Resources 0.003 20% 190,000 $8,157,725
RXH Rewardle Holding Ltd 0.037 19% 938,621 $16,315,966
8VI 8Vi Holdings Limited 0.495 19% 5,970 $17,588,290
T92 Terrauraniumlimited 0.25 19% 256,997 $8,716,084
DYM Dynamicmetalslimited 0.225 18% 1,724,797 $6,650,000
1AG Alterra Limited 0.013 18% 5,006 $7,662,078
CAQ CAQ Holdings Ltd 0.013 18% 47,320 $7,895,649
AGE Alligator Energy 0.04 18% 28,488,959 $112,354,726
C1X Cosmosexploration 0.345 17% 668,268 $13,120,125
INP Incentiapay Ltd 0.007 17% 166,660 $7,590,382
IVX Invion Ltd 0.007 17% 577,500 $38,529,793
RDN Raiden Resources Ltd 0.0035 17% 130,000 $5,563,747
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Stand-out performer was Magnum Mining (ASX:MGU), which soared 82.5% on news of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for an offtake deal with Mitsubishi – covering “all products associated with the proposed operations at its 100% owned Buena Vista Green Iron Project in Nevada, USA”.

“This MOU gives the Buena Vista Green Iron Project a sound basis for moving forward to a Feasibility Study,” Magnum CEO Neil Goodman said.

“The Ferrous Raw Materials Division of Mitsubishi is an internationally recognised and respected commodity trading team. Magnum welcomes this important strategic alliance and the surety it can bring to the Project’s development.”

The rush on Magnum shares eased somewhat throughout the day, leaving it trading at 44% when the whistle blew.

Dynamic Metals (ASX:DYM), jumped 26.3% after the company announced that it has completed the first round of exploration drilling at its Lake Percy nickel project 120km to the west of Norseman in WA’s goldfield region.

Aussie cannabis company Creso Pharma (ASX:CPH), jumped 25% on news that the company’s wholly-owned US subsidiary, Sierra Sage Herbs, has finalised a new product range of functional (non-psychedelic) mushrooms.

And worth a quick mention is Alligator Energy (ASX:AGE), up 19% after presenting a powerpoint at the Austmine Conference, centred on its Samphire uranium project – part of the broader show of support for uranium across the market.

 

TODAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LAGGARDS

Here are the least best performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Code Company Price % Volume Market Cap
CYQ Cycliq Group Ltd 0.005 -44% 150,000 $3,127,650
CCE Carnegie Cln Energy 0.001 -33% 250,000 $23,463,861
MEB Medibio Limited 0.001 -33% 76,088 $6,225,891
APX Appen Limited 2.29 -28% 16,012,067 $396,577,805
FTC Fintech Chain Ltd 0.011 -27% 94,654 $9,761,544
SIT Site Group Int Ltd 0.003 -25% 37,495,813 $5,417,345
HVM Happy Valley 0.015 -25% 1,163,151 $4,519,091
ODE Odessa Minerals Ltd 0.007 -22% 3,895,046 $6,669,537
APC Aust Potash Ltd 0.018 -22% 8,204,988 $23,889,590
ADS Adslot Ltd. 0.004 -20% 533,070 $11,021,742
AJQ Armour Energy Ltd 0.004 -20% 29,546,065 $18,813,039
SCU Stemcell United Ltd 0.004 -20% 2,820,734 $6,423,649
BEZ Besra Gold 0.365 -18% 21,475,531 $157,468,540
ERL Empire Resources 0.005 -17% 1,102,591 $6,677,610
SIH Sihayo Gold Limited 0.0025 -17% 5,000,000 $18,306,384
ECG Ecargo Hldg 0.033 -15% 12 $23,994,750
HTM High-Tech Metals Ltd 0.195 -15% 55,000 $5,672,142
BME Black Mountain Energy 0.017 -15% 155,845 $3,664,484
TZL TZ Limited 0.023 -15% 178 $6,823,119
BAT Battery Minerals Ltd 0.003 -14% 70,000 $11,749,298
GMN Gold Mountain Ltd 0.003 -14% 4,131,312 $6,894,764
RMX Red Mount Min Ltd 0.003 -14% 200,000 $7,951,479
ARC ARC Funds Limited 0.22 -14% 18,832 $7,669,470
OPN Oppenneg 0.038 -14% 218,262 $8,840,242
POL Polymetals Resources 0.32 -14% 160,831 $16,717,596
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