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On Stockhead today, is that a PERFECT LITHIUM STORM on the horizon? Three remarkable companies, according to Emanuel Datt, and there’s no better time to open Australia’s newest gold mine.
But first the day ahead.



Gold: US$2,158.60/oz (-0.03%)

Silver: US$24.21/oz (+0.16%)

Nickel (3mth): US$18,377/t (+2.03%)

Copper (3mth): US$8,653.00/t (+0.86%)

Oil (WTI): US$77.84 (+0.36%)

Oil (Brent): US$82.24 (+0.41%)

Iron 62pc Fe: US$111.00/t (+0.45%)

AUD/USD: 0.6612 (+0.09%)

Bitcoin: US$73,599 (+3.54%)



These stocks went into trading halts yesterday and are expected out in the coming days:

Arafura Rare Earths (ASX:ARU) – debt financing support

Calidus Resources (ASX: CAI) –restructure of the company’s debt and hedge book

Singular Health Group (ASX: SHG) – capital raising

PSC Insurance Group (ASX: PSI) – media speculation in relation to potential takeover approaches for the company

QANTM Intellectual Property (ASX: QIP) – material transaction

Mayur Resources (ASX: MRL) – capital raising

Syrah Resources (ASX: SYR) – equity raising

Noronex (ASX: NRX) – capital raising and tenement acquisition

Magnetic Resources (ASX: MAU) – material capital raising

Theta Gold Mines (ASX: TGM) – information received from South Africa with regards to the environmental permitting for Mining Right (MR)83.




In decades trading gold mines as a corporate advisor, Argonaut PCF vice chairman Liam Twigger  has never seen the gulf between gold prices and equities “so wide”.

That will give rise to more takeovers and mergers as bigger companies look to use scrip to boost scale and engulf undercapitalised juniors.


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Here are Wednesday’s best performing ASX small cap stocks:

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LBT Innovations (ASX:LBT) – which provides AI solutions to microbiology labs — successfully completes primary validation for its APAS PharmaQC product, “the final step in product development and technology commercialisation”.

Newly signed land access agreements (LAA) allow NickelSearch (ASX:NIS) to plan its first lithium drill program at the Carlingup project, where early surface exploration shows “compelling evidence” of a large scale LCT pegmatite system.

Long time dorsaVi (ASX:DVL) director Ashraf Attia has retired, with Gernot Abl – currently on the board of Lithium Universe (ASX:LU7 and Live Verdure (ASX:LV1)) — set to take his place.

In less than 12 months Kingsland Minerals (ASX:KNG) has delineated the largest graphite deposit in Australia and also one of the largest in the world.

The 14.2Mt resource at Leliyn in the Northern Territory is based on only 4km of the 20km outcropping graphitic schist.



Here are Wednesday’s worst performing ASX small cap stocks:

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Explorer Cooper Metals (ASX:CPM) says diamond drilling at the Brumby Ridge copper-gold prospect is not hitting the thick intercepts of copper mineralisation found in previous drilling.

“At this early stage of follow-up drilling, the implications for the size and grade potential of Brumby Ridge is not yet well understood, requiring more drill holes to determine its potential,” managing director Ian Warland says.

Medtech battler Osteopore (ASX:OSX) is raising $3m at a ludicrous 94.42% discount to last closing price.

How does that even happen? A poorly timed 15:1 consolidation, amongst other things.

“Despite the recent share consolidation exercise for reasons which were valid at that time, since then there has been further review of the company’s position and ability to raise additional funds, and in light of this the Board considers the raising is nonetheless required and urgent,” exec chairman Mark Leong says.

Meanwhile, iron ore hopeful Arrow Minerals (ASX:AMD) raised $10m at a 28.6% discount to the last traded price.