On Stockhead today, Pilbara Minerals’ Ken Brinsden on that record-breaking lithium auction, copper-coated COVID-killing face masks, and a ship that picks battery metals up off the sea floor.

But first … the day ahead.



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


Jaxsta (ASX:JXT) – capital raising
State Gas (ASX:GAS) – capital raising
Threat Protect (ASX:TPS) – capital raising


Silex Systems (ASX:SLX) – capital raising
High Peak Royalties (ASX:HPR) – capital raising
Armour Energy (ASX:AJQ) – capital raising
Sandfire Resources (ASX:SFR) – capital raising and acquisition
Engage:BDR (ASX:EN1) – capital raising
DC Two (ASX:DC2) – capital raising
Centuria Industrial REIT (ASX:CIP) – acquisitions and capital raising



Gold: $US1,742.13 ($2,388.46) (-1.46%)

Silver: $US22.50 ($30.85) (-0.74%)

Oil (WTI): $US73.22 (+1.37%)

Oil (Brent): $US77.22 (+1.35%)

Coal: $US180.00 (+0.28%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US120.45 (-.23%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7237 (+0.08%)

Bitcoin: $US44,5682.38 (+2.62%)



The number of uranium players on the ASX is increasing.

Meanwhile, it looks like ASIC might be about to crack down on pump and dump squads.


Some aren’t convinced.

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Uranium minnow Aura Energy (ASX:AEE) re-joined the ASX with a bang, potentially egged on by pump and group groups.

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for once high-flying gold producer Kingsgate Consolidated (ASX:KCN) , with a settlement in sight to restart the flagship ‘Chatree’ gold mine in Thailand.

Miramar Resources (ASX:M2R) hit a number of thin, +6g/t gold intersections in early-stage drilling at ‘Marylebone’, part of the Gigji project near Kalgoorlie. A new discovery could be imminent, the company says.

New IPO Revolver Resources (ASX:RRR) had a solid debut, gaining ~20%.

Outside resources, one winner was AuMake (ASX:AUK), a former daigou retailer that is delving into the ecommerce space. It rose after signing a deal with Wiseway (ASX:WWG).



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Arcadia Minerals (ASX:AM7) dropped after releasing its maiden resource at the Swanson tantalum/lithium project in Namibia.