On Stockhead today, PLS doubles its spod auction record, Guy Le Page and Rick Rule agree on uranium, farmers are positive, and other miracles.

But first … the day ahead.

 

WHO’S LISTING?

Scheduled to list at 1pm AEST today is explorer Copper Search (ASX:CUS), which raised ~$12m to hunt for big copper-gold deposits in South Australia’s Gawler Craton.

CUS is led by a bunch of former Extract Resources crew, including Peter McIntyre (CEO), Rance Dorrington (CFO), and Martin Spivey.

Extract discovered the world-class ‘Husab’ uranium deposit in Namibia which was ultimately acquired via a takeover for ~$2 billion.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected out in the next two trading days:

Wednesday

Conico (ASX:CNJ) – capital raising
Resolution Minerals (ASX:RML) – capital raising
Golden Rim Resources (ASX:GMR) – capital raising
Cullen Resources (ASX:CUL) – exploration update
GBM Resources (ASX:GBZ) – capital raising
Corazon Mining (ASX:CZN) – capital raising
HomeCo Daily Needs REIT (ASX:HDN) – capital raising
Hotel Property Investments (ASX:HPI) – capital rising
Uniti (ASX:UWL) – response to media

Thursday

Vulcan (ASX:VUL) – capital raising
A-Cap Energy (ASX:ACB) – capital raising
Jadar Resources (ASX:JDR) – acquisition

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,804.43 ($2,464.38) (+0.61%)

Silver: $US23.86 ($32.59) (+0.58%)

Oil (WTI): $US70.76 (+0.44%)

Oil (Brent): $US73.86 (+0.48%)

Coal: $US177.50 (-0.06%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US128.11 (-1.20%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7318 (-0.68%)

Bitcoin: $US46,703.69 (+3.53%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

On July 30, the inaugural Battery Material Exchange auction for spodumene from Pilbara Mineral’s (ASX:PLS) Pilgangoora operation settled at a record-high $US1,250/tonne for a 10,000/t cargo.

That’s well above prevailing market price, and streets ahead of the ~$US380/t spod producers were accepting last year.vIt set the broader market alight.

Guess what just happened?

Insane numbers. How will lithium stocks react today?

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST WINNERS

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Metalhawk (ASX:MHK) rocketed by 265% off the back of a nickel sulphide discovery.

Pot stock Cronos Australia (ASX:CAU) rose after announcing it was merging with CDA Health – a private medical cannabis company based in Queensland.

Recently listed explorer Midas Minerals (ASX:MM1) announced a drilling campaign will get underway soon.

And Nex Metals (ASX:NME) rose after joint venture partner Metalicity (ASX:MCT) unveiled a proposal to combine the two companies.  Nex told its shareholders to take no action at this stage.

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST LOSERS

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Rewardle (ASX:RXH) fell after a company update.