On Stockhead today, Guy’s got a gold monster going cheap, Canadian spod you can see from space, and ASX companies on the AI train.

But first, to the day ahead.

TRADING HALTS

These companies went into trading halts on Monday and are due out in the coming days:

Adavale Resources (ASX:ADD) – Capital raising.

Indiana Resources (ASX:IDA) – Pending an announcement regarding closure of arbitration proceedings against the United Republic of Tanzania and receipt of the Tribunal’s award.

Xstate Resources (ASX:XST) – Pending an announcement regarding a material asset divestment by the company.

Sacgasco (ASX:SGC) – Pending announcement regarding a material asset divestment by the company.

OD6 Metals (ASX:OD6) – Pending an announcement of a maiden mineral resource estimate at the Splinter Rock Project.

Peninsula Energy (ASX:PEN) – Pending an announcement regarding a material contract relating to the Lance Project.

Metal Bank (ASX:MBK) – Pending material announcement regarding an agreement for exploration.

Tennant Minerals (ASX:TMS) – Pause in trading

COMMODITY/FOREX/CRYPTO MARKET PRICES

Gold: $US1954.31 (-0.03%)

Silver: $US24.81 (-0.48%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,630/t (0.00%)

Copper (3mth): $US8,611.50/t (-0.71%)

Oil (WTI): $US74.15 (-1.70%)

Oil (Brent): $US78.48 (-1.72%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US111.81/t (-0.51%)

AUD/USD: 0.68  (+0.1%)

Bitcoin: $US30,269 (-0.12%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING?

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MONDAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LEADERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Mantle Minerals (ASX:MTL) +50%.  As reported earlier on Monday by the hardest working man in rocks, Reubs, the increasingly powerful Aussie gold, nickel ‘n’ lithium explorer “is prepping a 15km, 250-hole aircore drilling campaign immediately north of De Grey’s (ASX:DEG) renowned Hemi gold deposit in the Pilbara”. Hence the impressive shares increase today.

Metal Bank (ASX:MBK) was up 33% on a pending announcement for an agreement for further exploration.

Lodestar Minerals (ASX:LSR): +25% on encouraging, “significant” and multiple gold hits at its Maiden Earaheedy drill program in WA.

Droneshield (ASX:DRO): +17% > According to magnificat Reubs, and the extraordinary Edwards, “the drone killer has been awarded a $33m US government contract. This follows a $9.9m order announced earlier this month from “another customer among the Five Eyes community.”

 

MONDAY’S ASX SMALL CAP LAGGARDS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks:

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