On Stockhead today, we recap ASX small cap M&A activity in 2019, the plants that can find minerals in mining waste and our latest Explorers podcast with lithium miner ioneer (ASX: INR).

But first:

The day ahead

Today, we’ll see the Westpac/Melbourne Institute Leading Index. While the main conclusion is the direction of the Aussie dollar, its indicators are a broad picture of the economy. Investors are also anticipating Thursday’s release of our unemployment rate.

Also, today we will see BHP (ASX: BHP) release its quarterly. Although it is a large cap some of its statements about what commodities and projects are working and what are not might raise a few eyebrows in the small cap space, especially those with neighbouring. Also releasing results is graphite explorer Syrah Resources (ASX: SYR).

Company news

The following companies are scheduled to come out of a trading halt or voluntary suspension over the next 48 hours:


Telix Pharmaceuticals (ASX: TLX) – capital raising

CCP Technologies (ASX: CT1) – capital raising

4DS Memory (ASX: 4DS) – capital raising

Xtek (ASX: XTE) – capital raising

Santana Minerals (ASX: SMI) – acquisition

Lindian Resources (ASX: LIN) – project update

Spectrum Metals (ASX: SPX) – exploration results & ASX query response


De Grey Mining (ASX: DEG) – capital raise

Metgasco (ASX: MEL) – cost overruns reveal

High Grade Metals (ASX: HGM) – acquisition

Marquee Resources (ASX: MQR) – acquisition

De.Mem (ASX: DEM) – response to ASX query


Gold: $US1,406.12 ($2,005.16) -0.32%

Silver: $US15.56 +0.05%

Oil (Brent): $US64.38 +0.06%

Oil (WTI): $US57.24 +0.24%

Coal: $US74.12 -0.71%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US121.00 +0.83%

AUD/USD: $US0.7013


What got you talking yesterday

Yesterday in our Small Cap Chat Group we welcomed our newest members. The story that had our readers most interested was about Whitebark Energy (ASX: WBE) jumping 25 per cent after Western Australia lifted its ban on fracking.

You can apply to join here.

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Tuesday, July 16:

Yesterday’s winners

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
SRO Shareroot Ltd 0.002 +100.00% $4.1M 10.7M
IPT Impact Minerals Ltd 0.009 +80.00% $11.9M 937.5k
SPB South Pacific Resources Ltd 0.005 +66.67% $828K 962.6k
GGX Gas2Grid Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $5.2M 2.2M
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $3.2M 740.0k
NC6 Nanollose ltd 0.07 +44.68% $5.1M 996.7k
LML Lincoln Minerals Ltd 0.007 +40.00% $4.0M 700.0k
DEM De.Mem Ltd 0.24 +37.14% $33.4M 1.9M
WBE Whitebark Energy Ltd 0.006 +33.33% $11.8M 28.2M
AAJ Aruma Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $2.6M 500.0k
WRM White Rock Minerals Ltd 0.008 +33.33% $13.1M 5.3M
TCN Techniche Ltd 0.03 +30.43% $6.3M 495.0k
OVN Oventus Medical Ltd 0.4 +29.03% $42.4M 678.0k
NXE New Energy Minerals Ltd 0.02 +26.32% $3.6M 294.8k
IMC Immuron Ltd 0.14 +26.09% $23.7M 1.5M
BLY Boart Longyear Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $131.5M 625.0k
EVE EVE Investments Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $12.0M 3.1M
MRV Moreton Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $15.5M 429.9k
OVL Oro Verde Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $8.8M 20.5M
VAL Valor Resources Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $9.5M 351.4k
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Yesterday’s losers

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
GLV Global Vanadium Ltd 0.003 -50.00% $2.8M 6.0M
GTE Great Western Exploration Ltd 0.001 -40.00% $3.8M 85.8M
LKO Lakes Oil NL 0.001 -33.33% $33.4M 2.2M
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.001 -33.33% $2.1M 1.9M
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.002 -33.33% $10.4M 984.0k
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.003 -25.00% $3.2M 346.2k
GIB Gibb River Diamonds Ltd 0.03 -25.00% $5.4M 35.2k
BXN Bioxyne Ltd 0.02 -20.00% $12.8M 52.0k
IVQ Invitrocue Ltd 0.06 -20.00% $29.4M 435.6k
WCN White Cliff Minerals Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $1.9M 14.0k
TYX Tyranna Resources Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3.8M 388.0k
NSE New Standard Energy Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3.3M 155.0k
NOR Norwood Systems Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $8.3M 1.2M
NAE New Age Exploration Ltd 0.004 -20.00% $3.6M 1.0M
EXO Ennox Group Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $3.5M 40.0k
EPM Eclipse Uranium Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $2.3M 250.0k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% $16.3M 3.0M
GTR GTI Resources Ltd 0.02 -17.39% $3.1M 1.0M
PNN PepinNini Lithium Ltd 0.0025 -16.67% $3.1M 1.4M
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That’s all you need to know. Happy Hump Day.