Stockhead’s Top 10 at 10 highlights the best (and worst) performing ASX small caps in morning trade.

The market opens at 10am (eastern time) and the data is taken as at 10:15am, once every stock has commenced trading.

Stocks highlighted in yellow have made potentially market-moving announcements.

Here are the 10 leaders to start the day:

CodeNamePrice ($)% ChgVolume
ASNAnson Resources Ltd0.08+59.18%21.4M
VICVictory Mines Ltd0.003+50.00%75.0k
ADVArdiden Ltd0.004+33.33%412.5k
SYTSyntonic Ltd0.004+33.33%1.0M
ADYAdmiralty Resources NL0.01+25.00%470.0k
CTOCitigold Corp Ltd0.005+25.00%800.0k
DHRDark Horse Resources Ltd0.005+25.00%40.0k
GTEGreat Western Exploration Ltd0.005+25.00%461.6k
BLKBlackham Resources Ltd0.01+21.43%2.8M
LKELake Resources NL0.1+21.25%5.0M

Lithium player Anson Resources (ASX: ASN) led the way in the early going after an update on its Paradox brine project near Utah, USA.

Anson said it had produced around one kilogram of lithium carbonate with 99.9 percent purity, which exceeds the expectations outlined by its prospective customers in Asia.

And on the flipside, these 10 stocks are dragging the chain to start the week:

CodeNamePrice ($)% ChgVolume
CADCaeneus Minerals Ltd0.001-50.00%20.0k
AAJAruma Resources Ltd0.003-40.00%9.1M
ADRAdherium Ltd0.03-17.65%163.4k
SUDSuda Pharmaceuticals Ltd0.005-16.67%37.1M
QTGQ Technology Group Ltd0.005-16.67%750k
PNXPNX METALS Ltd0.005-16.67%3.2M
LNWLandMark White Ltd0.21-16.00%253.0k
GTGGenetic Technologies Ltd0.01-14.29%708.0k
LAALatAm Autos Ltd0.07-13.92%560.4k
ICGInca Minerals Ltd0.0035-12.50%2.5M