On Stockhead today, The Russian coal ban is kicking off in Europe, new tech could take us to the brink of the lithium crunch sooner than expected and a quick peek at three under-the-radar stocks to watch as we head towards Christmas.

But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open lower again today. At 8am AEDT, the ASX 200 August futures is pointing down by 0.55%.


Chalkos Metals (ASX:CKM)

Listing: 10 August

IPO: $8m at $0.20

The copper explorer has tenements in the prospective North West minerals province of QLD – adjacent to the world-class Mt Isa mines.

The company is embarking on an aggressive drill program with target testing underway.



West Wits Mining (ASX:WWI) – Capital raising.

Strickland Metals (ASX:STK) – More Capital raising.

Singular Health Group (ASX:SHG) – Even more capital raising.

Kalium Lakes (ASX:KLL) – Even even more more capital raising, plus a debt restructure, just to spice things up a little.

Auroch Minerals (ASX:AOU) – Auroch’s got an announcement about its Saints Nickel Project. Sweeeet.

TMK Energy (ASX:TMK) – pending the release of an announcement with regard to a Memorandum of Understanding with respect to its Gurvantes XXXV Project in Mongolia.

Singular Health (ASX:SHG) – capital raising

Po Valley (ASX:PVE) – capital raising

Evolution Energy Minerals (ASX:EV1) – capital raising

Odin Metals (ASX:ODM) – capital raising



Gold: $US1,794.14 (+0.31%)

Silver: $US20.52 (-0.62%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,450/t (-1.08%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,955/t (-0.41%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, June 30): $US69,750/t

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, June 30): $US70,875/t

Oil (WTI): $US90.47(-0.32%)

Oil (Brent): $US96.33 (-0.33%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US109.85 (-0.48%)

AUD/USD: 0.6966 (-0.02%)

Bitcoin: $US23,200 (-2.69%)



Newly listed uranium play UVRE kicked off maiden drilling at its Utah-based project, targeting shallow prospects with depths of about 50m across the None Such and Bonanza areas which host extensive historical workings with visible mineralisation.


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Outside of a big day for the resources names, the headline making Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) Megaport (ASX:MP1) reported a more than 40% boom in monthly recurring revenue (MRR) for the year to 30 June.

Eddy Sunarto knows this bunch well, and sector experts see MRR as the most important measure of a company’s success because it reflects money already in the bag.



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