Good morning everyone. On Stockhead today, why dividend growth matters more than yields, are you a laterite or a sulphide kind of person, and we chat to Everest Metals’ Simon Phillips about hunting lithium with Rio.

But first the day ahead.


These companies went into Trading Halts on Tuesday and should be out in the next days

DMC Mining (ASX:DMM) – Run, DMC. Away from ASX trading today. (It was there.) Until a likely Thursday resumption, that is. It’s all good. The company is reportedly waiting to announce to the market a project expansion.

Panoramic Resources (ASX:PAN) – Capital raising.

Alara Resources (ASX:AUQ) – Pending an announcement regarding the entry by Alara’s 51% owned joint venture vehicle Al Hadeetha Resources LLC (AHRL) into an offtake agreement to sell copper concentrate from its Al Wash-hi Majaza Copper-Gold Project in Oman.

Readcloud (ASX:RCL) – Capital raising.

Careteq (ASX:CTQ) – Capital raising.

Critical Resources (ASX:CRR) – Capital raising.

RLF AgTech (ASX:RLF) – Regards the pending inking of a material agreement with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in relation to the company’s carbon business.



Gold: $US1964.82 (+0.53%)

Silver: $US24.67 (+1.25%)

Nickel (3mth): $US22,460/t (+4.82%)

Copper (3mth): $US8,660/t (+1.68%)

Oil (WTI): $US79.34 (+0.76%)

Oil (Brent): $US82.91 (+0.20%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US112.72/t (+0.19%)

AUD/USD: 0.6790  (-0.3%)

Bitcoin: $US29,221 (+0.20%)


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The day in part…

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Aussie data centre designer, builder and operator, DXN (ASX:DXN):  jumped +50% on a very positive quarterly report, with a highlight: modular data centre contracts in the latest quarter totalling $3.9m.

Si6 Metals (ASX:SI6):  found a full-third (+33% everyone) After a strong investor presentation on the Botswana-focused (nickel, copper, PGE) metal adventure.

Strategic targeting of critical minerals sites is on and investor propositions a-go-go.

More here.

Strickland Metals (ASX:STK) is another gold and copper exploration company on the rise, currently with a market cap of a shade over $65 million. Which grew on Tuesday by another +14% gain.

This is the guilty work of Strickland flogging its Millrose project to gold major Northern Star Resources (ASX:NST) and the happy couple (finally) exchanging rings.

Strickland is well in the black on this one, receiving a further $39 million in cash as well as a nice little sweetener of 1.5 million fully paid ordinary NST shares.

STK’s also pocketed an initial cash deposit of $2 million. The beers are definitely on them. (Although don’t blame us if you’re told to bugger off when you turn up to their HQ in your “going out shirt” expecting a few frothies.)

Per its sale announcement, Strickland will now commence exploration campaigns to advance and upgrade its existing portfolio of projects.

Andrew Bray, Strickland’s CEO:

“Completion of the Millrose sale transaction with Northern Star is a momentous step in the development of Strickland. We now have one of the strongest balance sheets in the junior exploration space, along with a portfolio of very promising, advanced exploration projects.

“Work is commencing imminently on a number of prospects at the Yandal gold project, as well as at Iroquois and the wider Earaheedy base metal project.”



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