On Stockhead today, how to spot a winning lithium stock, the search for the next Cochlear, and why money managers are still bullish on healthcare.

But first, the day ahead.

 

WHO’S SCHEDULED TO LIST?

MARONAN METALS (ASX:MMA)

Raised: $15m at 20c per share

Listing: 10:30am AEST

The Red Metals (ASX:RDM) spinout is focused on its namesake lead-silver-copper-gold project in Queensland, which has an existing 2 million tonne lead, 105Moz silver, 170,000t copper and 300,00oz gold resource.

It is in the mineral-rich Carpentaria Province, which hosts multiple Tier 1 lead-zinc-silver mines like Mount Isa, George Fisher, Century, Cannington, Dugald River and significant copper deposits including Mount Isa, Ernest Henry, Osborne, and Eloise.

MMA plans to drill for additional shallow, copper-gold and lead-silver mineralisation as well as the potentially larger, higher-grade copper-gold and lead-zinc-silver extensions at depth.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected out in the coming days:

Green Technology Metals Limited (ASX:GT1) – strategic cornerstone investment and associated equity capital raising

Talon Energy Ltd (ASX:TPD) — capital raising

Oncosil Medical Ltd (ASX:OSL) – capital raising

Respiri Limited (ASX:RSH) – capital raising

Elanor Commercial Property Fund (ASX:ECF) – capital raising

DC Two Limited (ASX:DC2) – capital raise and board changes

Black Canyon Limited (ASX:BCA) – capital raising

Suvo Strategic Minerals Limited (ASX:SUV) – Metakaolin testing results

Linius Technologies Limited (ASX:LNU) – capital raising

 

MARKETS (updated at 8am AEDT)

Gold: $US1,925.05 (-0.73%)

Silver: $US23.61 (-2.15%)

Nickel (3mth): $US32,340/t (-2.32%)

Copper (3mth): $US9,881/t (-2.24%)

Oil (WTI): $US97.7 (-4.3%)

Oil (Brent): $US102.2 (-4.14%)

Aust Coking Coal (steelmaking): $406.7/t (-9.6%)

Newcastle Coal (thermal): $264/t (+2.0%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US145.50 (-0.68%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7151 (-1.19%)

Bitcoin: $US38,506 (-2.44%)

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

This more than doubles the $US2,350/t fetched in Pilbara Minerals’ (ASX:PLS) previous lithium auction. World record.

“Margins sit with the miners & will continue to do so.”

 

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

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Among stocks with news, agri-tech company Bio-Gene (ASX:BGT) jumped by ~15% following the release of its quarterly 4C trading update and among the diggers, Cullen Resources (ASX:CUL) rose by around 10% after reporting some “high-grade gold hits”.

Pumped up WA explorer  BMG Resources (ASX:BMG) also surged again in support of Tuesday’s big share price gain.

BMG hit thick, high-grade gold in drilling at ‘Capital’ — part of the ‘Abercrombie’ project — including a cherry on top – 31m at 6.18g/t gold. This was part of a broader 77m intersection grading ~3g/t from 116m.

So far, drilling has more than doubled the mineralised envelope at Capital to 550m long and 520m deep, while the deposit remains open in multiple directions.

Sparkling new drill results from Predictive Discovery’s (ASX:PDI) 3.65Moz ‘Bankan’ discovery in Guinea included a highlight 41.5m at 5.2 grams per tonne (g/t) gold from 598m depth.

The stock climbed nicely after a set of deeper hits prompted it to plan further extensional drilling, to be incorporated in the drill program in the current quarter.

“These new results demonstrate the consistency of grade and mineralisation which evidently continues significantly beyond the bottom of the NE Bankan pit shell, further underpinning Predictive’s view that Bankan is potentially a Tier 1 gold mine in the making,” managing director Andrew Pardey says.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

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