On Stockhead today, Rick Rule’s ready for another uranium binge, all the big ASX winners in May and how biotechs have changed cancer treatment.

But first, the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies went into trading halts yesterday and are expected out in the next few days:

Credit Clear Limited (ASX:CCR) – trading halt, pending an anticipated capital raise

Kopore Metals Limited (ASX: KMT) – trading halt, pending an anticipated capital raise

Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI)– trading halt,  pending an announcement regarding a potential asset disposal

Victory Offices (ASX:VOL) – trading halt, pending an update on its portfolio of office locations

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,837.20 (-1.03%)

Silver: $US21.55 (-1.85%)

Nickel (3mth): $US28,235/t (+3.98%)

Copper (3mth): $US9,534.50/t (+0.47%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, June 1): $US69,450/t (0.1% weekly)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, June 1): $US70,875/t (0.0% weekly)

Oil (WTI): $US115.15 (-1.78%)

Oil (Brent): $US116.29 (-4.42%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US133.51 (+0.52%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7182 (+0.07%)

Bitcoin: $US31,846 (+0.47%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

That bearish GS report on lithium.

Not much love for lithium haters out there, but hey, the bagholders were prolly a little cranky over that Chinese report and looking for any crutch they could find.

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YESTERDAY’s BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow rose after making announcements during the trading day).

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Castillo Copper (ASX:CCZ) has declared a maiden 21,556 tonne cobalt resource (64 million tonnes at 318 parts per million) at the BHA project in NSW.

The resource at BHA’s ‘East Zone’ — at relatively shallow depths between 2-80m — also includes 44,260t of copper (63Mt at 0.07%).

The company says there’s a whole lotta other prospects still outside the current mineral resource estimate, so they reckon there’s still “considerable potential” to expand the cobalt-copper resource with new extensional drilling.

Astro Resources (ASX:ARO) has managed to buck the lithium-bashing trend, posting a decent jump on the back of the announcement it’s staked some highly-prospective lithium claims in the Kibby Basin, Nevada – and grabbed 80% (with the right to increase to 100%) of Greenvale Mining’s Georgina IOCG Project in the new East Tennant Mineral Province of the NT.

Greenvale Energy (ASX:GRV) shares also climbed after it let everyone know that it’s getting serious about geothermal energy production by buying Within Energy, bagging its three tenure applications in Queensland along the way.

Nordic Nickel (ASX:NNL), the latest listed nickel sulphide explorer is ahead by double-digits. NNL raised $12m at 25c per share via its IPO , the funding will go towards a portfolio of assets in Finland’s Central Lapland Greenstone Belt (CLGB).

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow fell after making announcements during the trading day).

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Lithium stocks, basically. Apparently ‘cos China’s BVD Co has bought six (Joker: Six) ready to roll African lithium mines that can produce over 25 MTPA of lithium ore and deliver first Li next month.

That is productive.