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:

TickerNamePrice% ChgVolume
MQRMarquee Resources Ltd0.09+107.14%492.9k
AUHAustChina Holdings Ltd0.004+100.00%3.3M
PGYPilot Energy Ltd0.01+55.56%548.9k
DDD3D Resources Ltd0.0015+50.00%250.0k
FAMFamily Insights Group Ltd0.0015+50.00%971.2k
MDXMindax Ltd0.003+50.00%1.0M
ARUArafura Resources Ltd0.14+45.00%51.3M
CUPCountplus Ltd0.67+37.11%736.2k
CADCaeneus Minerals Ltd0.002+33.33%1.0M
CIOConnected IO Ltd0.004+33.33%4.6M
CUXCrossland Strategic Metals Ltd0.01+33.33%11.8M
DREDreadnought Resources Ltd0.004+33.33%160.0k
SMISantana Minerals Ltd0.004+33.33%494.0k
VMGVDM Group Ltd0.002+33.33%3.2M
XPEXped Ltd0.002+33.33%977.8k
GPRGeopacific Resources Ltd0.01+27.27%2.1M
TNGTNG Ltd0.13+26.26%5.8M
DMEDome Gold Mines Ltd0.2+25.00%50.7k


Yesterday’s losers

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

TickerCompanyPrice ($)% ChgVolume
FRXFlexiroam Ltd0.03-34.00%16.1k
MTBMount Burgess Mining NL0.002-33.33%217.1k
LRSLatin Resources Ltd0.001-33.33%1.1M
IAMIntiger Group Ltd0.001-33.33%9.8M
RIMRimfire Pacific Mining NL0.003-25.00%750.0k
CAVCarnavale Resources Ltd0.003-25.00%1.2M
AVEAvecho Biotechnology Ltd0.003-25.00%359.4k
EM2Emerge Gaming Ltd0.02-22.22%52.9M
AO2AssetOwl Ltd0.01-22.22%247.5k
CXZConnexion Telematics Ltd0.01-21.43%466.0k
HGOHillgrove Resources Ltd0.07-20.43%1.5M
UTRUltracharge Ltd0.002-20.00%750.0k
SCLSchrole Group Ltd0.01-20.00%2.6M
RFNReffind Ltd0.004-20.00%375.4k
IVOInvigor Group Ltd0.004-20.00%150.0k
DTRDateline Resources Ltd0.002-20.00%1.3M
ALTAnalytica Ltd0.004-20.00%228.8k