On Stockhead today, Canada’s a hotbed of many things, and now they can add rare earths exploration to the list. We ask who, the how, why and where.

But first, the day ahead.



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

Appen (ASX:APX) – There’s a pro rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer and institutional placement, but not much else is ‘appening. *badum-tish*.

Intra Energy Corporation (ASX:IEC) – Material transaction and capital raising.

Gefen International A.I. (ASX:GFN) – Application to be removed from the Official List of ASX.

Zeta Resources (ASX:ZER) – Clarifying announcement related to Zeta’s shareholding in Alliance Mining Commodities.

White Cliff Minerals (ASX:WCN) – Material acquisition of exploration projects.


Gold: $US1990.53 (-1.52%)

Silver: $US23.50 (-1.42%)

Nickel (3mth): $US24,025/t (+2.02%)

Copper (3mth): $US9002.50/t (+0.27%)

Oil (WTI): $US70.58 (-0.42%)

Oil (Brent): $US78.51 (+0.46%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US106.50/t (+3.9%)

AUD/USD: 0.6658 (-0.34%)

Bitcoin: $US27,156 -1.24%)



Some Argey-bargey

Also, be sure to check in preopen each day for ‘Market highlights and 5 ASX small caps to watch’, and 10.30am for our daily ‘10 at 10’ column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.



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Power Minerals (ASX:PNN), jumped 26.5% after it announced that it had entered into a binding agreement with Fuyang Mingjin New Energy Development, to offload its non-core Santa Ines Copper-Gold Project in Salta Province, Argentina, as part of its strategy to shift focus towards becoming a major player in the South American lithium space.

To that end, Power also announced that its has acquired the 7,568 hectare Laguna Verde lithium-brine project plus 250,000+ hectares of prospective properties in Catamarca Province, north-west Argentina from TSX-V-listed Ultra Lithium.

Euro Manganese (ASX:EMN), gained circa 20% for the day after releasing a company presso.

 Australian Strategic Materials (ASX:ASM) also up circa 20%, after forging a strategic partnership with US based rare earth magnet manufacturer Noveon Magnetics through an agreement for the sale of neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) alloy from the Korean Metals Plant.

Honourable mention goes to Toys’R’Us (ASX:TOY), which found circa % today after yesterday’s news that Group CEO Louis Mittoni was stepping down and Kevin Moore will combine the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Non-Exec Chair .



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