On Stockhead today, mineral sands are on the rise, Rio to buy instant top 10 lithium status, and which ASX stocks are takeover targets?


But first … the day ahead.

Scheduled to list today are oyster farmer East 33 (ASX:ETT) at 12.30pm (AEST) and WA copper-gold explorer M3 Mining (ASX:M3M) at 11.30am.


The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit over the next two trading days:


Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) – cleansing correction
BPM Minerals (ASX:BPM) – cleansing correction
Imugene (ASX:IMU) – capital raising
Aroa Biosurgery (ASX:ARX) – capital raising
Magnis Energy Technologies (ASX:MNS) – capital raising
Victory Mines (ASX:VIC) – capital raising


Tasman Resources (ASX:TAS) – drill program update
Conico (ASX:CNJ) – drill program update
Zenith Minerals (ASX:ZNC) – capital raising
Melbana Energy (ASX:MAY) – capital raising
Rhythm Biosciences (ASX:RHY) – capital raising
Allegiance Coal (ASX:AHQ) – capital raising



Gold: $US1,806.74 ($2,450.81) (+0.45%)

Silver: $US24.95 ($33.84) (+1.12%)

Oil (WTI): $US72.37 (+1.00%)

Oil (Brent): $US74.73 (+0.34%)

Coal: $US148.10 (+0.49%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US214.44 (-0.26%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7371 (+0.20%)

Bitcoin: $US39,901.28 (+4.10%)



Lithium play Vulcan Energy Resources (ASX:VUL) listed at 20c back in mid-2018 and is up an astonishing ~4000% since, with a market cap of $980 million. Here’s why.

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Additive manufacturer Aurora Labs (ASX:A3D) announced it had engaged with BAE Systems Maritime Australia to perform test printing for its Hunter Class Frigate Program – which is building new ships for the navy to replace the current fleet.

Engineering firm Weststar Industrial (ASX:WSI) won a $145 million contract for Fortescue’s Iron Bridge Magnetite project.

Companies climbing off the back of quarterlies included Vonex (ASX:VN8) and Babylon Pump & Power (ASX:BPP).



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Joint venture partners Coda Minerals (ASX:COD) and Torrens Mining (ASX:TRN) fell after the latest update from their IOCG project in South Australia.

Tesoro Resources (ASX:TSO) dropped after defining a maiden mineral resource for the Ternera gold deposit at its El Zorro project in Chile.