On Stockhead today, a potential mineral sands eight-bagger, the stock that spots dementia while you sleep, and who got an ASX promotion?

But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open lower today. At 8am AEST, the ASX 200 September futures contract is pointing down by 0.60%.


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

Torque Metals (ASX:TOR) – TOR has drilling results at the Company’s Paris Project, where the company is rumoured to have hit a rich vein of cheese.

Pacgold (ASX:PGO) – Pacgold also has drilling results on the way. Waka waka waka waka waka.

Orthocell (ASX:OCC) – OCC’s got the deets on a new distribution agreement for its nerve repair device, Remplir.

Australian Pacific Coal (ASX:AQC) – AQC has hit pause to carry out investigations into a potential change to the structure of the transactions currently contemplated by the company.

Avenira (ASX:AEV) – Capital raise

Perpetual Resources (ASX:PEC) – Capital Raise

Panther Metals (ASX:PNT) – Capital Raise

Iperionx (ASX:IPX) – Capital Raise



Gold: $US1,701.87 (-0.49%)

Silver: $US17.96 (-1.11%)

Nickel (3mth): $US21,580/t (+0.57%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,666/t (+0.16%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 17): $US71,200/t (+90.2% year-to-date)

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 17): $US71,775/t (+127.4% year-to-date)

Oil (WTI): $US86.87 (-2.15%)

Oil (Brent): $US92.75 (-3.12%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US97.44 (+1.98%)

AUD/USD: 0.6729 (-0.5%)

Bitcoin: $US18,906 (-4.38%)



Arafura Resources (ASX:ARU) is an up and coming supplier of neodymium-praseodymium (NdPr) developing the Nolans project in the Northern Territory.

The company expects the project to be a long-life mining and chemical processing operation that could supply up to 10 per cent of the world’s demand for NdPr when in full production.

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ABx Group  (ASX:ABX) certainly knows how to party (those reports are as yet unconfirmed), but what we do know is that the digger received assays from most of its winter drilling campaign and those have gone and expanded the ‘lateral extent of REE mineralisation by 230% to 4.01 square km’ –  the stock is killing it.

WA-based gold-nickel explorer Errawarra Resources (ASX:ERW) reported a key tenement comprising the Andover West Project had been granted for a period of five years from September 1.


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No small cap left behind.