On Stockhead today, BHP is searching for something big under the Nullarbor, the Country Women’s Association has something to say about legal weed, and which miners are embracing the robot revolution?

But first:

The day ahead in data

It’s a quiet one locally, but there’s a monthly data dump out of China with the release of May figures for industrial product, fixed asset investment and retail sales.

Elsewhere, the US has May retail sales and industrial production along with the University of Michigan consumer sentiment survey.

Company news

The following companies are scheduled to come out of a trading halt or voluntary suspension over the next 48 hours:


Optiscan Imaging (ASX: OIL) – Capital raising
Domacom (ASX: DCL) – Capital raising
Artemis Resources (ASX: ARV) – Capital raising
Allegience Coal (ASX: AHQ) – Capital raising.


IntelliHR Holdings (ASX: IHR) – Capital raising
Southern Gold (ASX: SAU) – Capital raising
Ramelius Resources (ASX: RMS) – Project updates.


Gold: $US1,342.53 ($1,941.43) +0.68%

Silver: $US14.92 +1.12%

Oil (Brent): $US61.23 +2.23%

Oil (WTI): $US52.29 +2.05%

Coal: $US73.68 +0.01%

Iron ore 62pc fe: $US$110.10 +3.3%

AUD/USD: $US0.6914 -0.01%

What got you talking yesterday

There were some differing opinions on the Stockhead group chat, in response to Angie East’s post on base metals covering Mincor’s (ASX: MCR) gold find.

Pretty narrow hits and the depth is huge (416m) …. flog it off!“, group member Eric Frei said.

But David Evans was more positive. “MCR right on the edge of moving back into accumulation imo. maybe need a BGU with volume,” he said.

These were the five most-discussed stocks on trading gossip forum HotCopper at close on Thursday:

Yesterday’s winners

While it wasn’t the fastest out of the blocks, lithium explorer Marquee Resources (ASX:MQR) won the day with a gain of 107.14 per cent to close at 9 cents.

MQR told the market it will acquire Lithium Power International, which holds seven leases in the Centenario Salar region of Northern Argentina forming part of the Lithium Triangle. As part of the deal, MQR also said it had received firm commitments to raise at least $500,000 at 10 cents per share.

Also doubling up was AustChina Holdings (ASX: AUH), which rose 100 per cent to four cents on no news.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Thursday, June 13:

Ticker Name Price % Chg Volume
MQR Marquee Resources Ltd 0.09 +107.14% 492.9k
AUH AustChina Holdings Ltd 0.004 +100.00% 3.3M
PGY Pilot Energy Ltd 0.01 +55.56% 548.9k
DDD 3D Resources Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% 250.0k
FAM Family Insights Group Ltd 0.0015 +50.00% 971.2k
MDX Mindax Ltd 0.003 +50.00% 1.0M
ARU Arafura Resources Ltd 0.14 +45.00% 51.3M
CUP Countplus Ltd 0.67 +37.11% 736.2k
CAD Caeneus Minerals Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 1.0M
CIO Connected IO Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 4.6M
CUX Crossland Strategic Metals Ltd 0.01 +33.33% 11.8M
DRE Dreadnought Resources Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 160.0k
SMI Santana Minerals Ltd 0.004 +33.33% 494.0k
VMG VDM Group Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 3.2M
XPE Xped Ltd 0.002 +33.33% 977.8k
GPR Geopacific Resources Ltd 0.01 +27.27% 2.1M
TNG TNG Ltd 0.13 +26.26% 5.8M
DME Dome Gold Mines Ltd 0.2 +25.00% 50.7k
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Yesterday’s losers

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for Thursday, June 13:

Ticker Company Price ($) % Chg Volume
FRX Flexiroam Ltd 0.03 -34.00% 16.1k
MTB Mount Burgess Mining NL 0.002 -33.33% 217.1k
LRS Latin Resources Ltd 0.001 -33.33% 1.1M
IAM Intiger Group Ltd 0.001 -33.33% 9.8M
RIM Rimfire Pacific Mining NL 0.003 -25.00% 750.0k
CAV Carnavale Resources Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 1.2M
AVE Avecho Biotechnology Ltd 0.003 -25.00% 359.4k
EM2 Emerge Gaming Ltd 0.02 -22.22% 52.9M
AO2 AssetOwl Ltd 0.01 -22.22% 247.5k
CXZ Connexion Telematics Ltd 0.01 -21.43% 466.0k
HGO Hillgrove Resources Ltd 0.07 -20.43% 1.5M
UTR Ultracharge Ltd 0.002 -20.00% 750.0k
SCL Schrole Group Ltd 0.01 -20.00% 2.6M
RFN Reffind Ltd 0.004 -20.00% 375.4k
IVO Invigor Group Ltd 0.004 -20.00% 150.0k
DTR Dateline Resources Ltd 0.002 -20.00% 1.3M
ALT Analytica Ltd 0.004 -20.00% 228.8k
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