On Stockhead today…monster or mouse? The 13 mining juniors that became +$500m mid-caps in 2021, the best pot stock in 2021 and the cannabis outlook for the year ahead, and MoneyTalks highlights 3 stocks with upside in the ASX’s hottest sector.

But first, the day ahead.

Rubix Resources (ASX:RB6) is on deck to list today, scheduled for 12:30pm EST. The junior explorer has secured four sites across WA and Queensland that are prospective for copper, nickel, PGE’s, zinc and gold.

TRADING HALTS

Tuesday

Mamba Exploration (ASX:M24) – drilling update
Coda Minerals (ASX:COD) – Mineral Resource Estimate
Torrens Mining (ASX:TRN) – Mineral Resource Estimate
Pantera Minerals (ASX:PFE) – asset acquisition
Sacgasco (ASX:SGC) – asset disposal and farm out agreement

Wednesday

Midas Minerals (ASX:MM1) – exploration results

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,789.70 ($2,516.49) (-0.44%)

Silver: $US22.25 ($31.29) (-0.44%)

Oil (WTI): $US68.63 (-3.15%)

Oil (Brent): $US71.85 (-2.29%)

Coal: $US168.00 (-0.30%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US113.79 (+1.93%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7111 (-0.18%)

Bitcoin: $US46,767.84 ($65,759.98) (-0.09%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Ionic Rare Earths (ASX:IXR) got you talkin’.

The 71-hole third tranche of drilling results from IXR’s 8,220m phase 4 drilling program have come through and there are some doozies.

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YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP WINNERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow rose after making announcements during the trading day).

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In the small cap space, takeovers reigned supreme today. Angel Seafood (ASX:AS1) rose with a binding takeover bid while Humm (ASX:HUM) rose after telling shareholders it received interest from potential suitors and OFX (ASX:OFX) announced it was buying Firma – a Canadian forex provider.

In resources, Torrens Mining (ASX:TRN) rose off the back of a mineral resource estimate for the Emmie Bluff Copper-Cobalt deposit in South Australia, where it owns 30% of a joint venture with Coda Minerals (ASX:COD).

1414 Degrees (ASX:14d) entered into an MoU with Jemena subsidiary Ovida to explore partnering on the development of the Aurora Energy project.

YESTERDAY’S BIGGEST SMALL CAP LOSERS

(Stocks highlighted in yellow fell after making announcements during the trading day).

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After ~2 years suspended, software company Transendence Technologies (ASX:TTL) relisted as a gold exploration company called Redcastle Resources (ASX:RC1) and fell sharply upon commencement of trade.