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.

 

TRADING HALTS

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

Friday

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

Monday

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

 

MARKETS

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%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

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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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST WINNERS

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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).

 

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST LOSERS

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