What do Australian frogs and high iron ore prices have in common? They are both going the way of the Dodo.

A new study has found that a number of Australian frog species are at ‘high’ risk of extinction in the next 20 years with four of them likely to have already gone extinct.

Meanwhile, unless you’ve been living in the outback, you would know that the spot price of iron ore has plummeted this week as the bottom fell out on demand for construction steel in China.

Small wonder then that the S&P ASX200 resources index sank 11.25% this week to 5,058.3 points while the broader benchmark ASX 200 fell 2.13% to 7,467.5 points.

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for August 16 – August 20 [intraday]:

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Code Company Price ReturnWRoll% MktCap$
KNM Kneomedia Limited 0.014 56 $ 12,063,479.95
WFL Wellfully Limited 0.095 53 $ 18,883,841.94
NXM Nexus Minerals Ltd 0.12 50 $ 29,298,200.52
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 50 $ 22,369,104.43
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.003 50 $ 1,189,842.10
AGR Aguia Res Ltd 0.058 49 $ 18,366,834.20
ASM Ausstratmaterials 12.01 39 $ 1,654,541,231.16
GBE Globe Metals &Mining 0.15 36 $ 74,547,579.68
DXB Dimerix Ltd 0.32 36 $ 59,699,789.10
CAD Caeneus Minerals 0.016 33 $ 67,487,844.16
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.004 33 $ 22,753,721.42
IDT IDT Australia Ltd 0.515 32 $ 110,335,678.20
AMS Atomos 1.48 30 $ 288,397,443.84
ICL Iceni Gold 0.24 30 $ 19,386,498.78
IKW Ikwezi Mining Ltd 0.59 28 $ 23,373,735.05
SP3 Specturltd 0.11 26 $ 11,693,580.80
PPK PPK Group Limited 17.69 26 $ 1,594,027,094.70
TLX Telix Pharmaceutical 6.94 25 $ 1,943,201,515.20
CNJ Conico Ltd 0.07 25 $ 62,312,958.79
ALT Analytica Limited 0.0025 25 $ 11,534,502.82
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.005 25 $ 18,820,965.07
ORM Orion Metals Ltd 0.02 25 $ 10,901,948.86
RDG Res Dev Group Ltd 0.06 22 $ 165,796,859.81
WHK Whitehawk Limited 0.195 22 $ 38,602,672.14
HXL Hexima 0.28 22 $ 33,704,274.52
LNU Linius Tech Limited 0.034 21 $ 49,093,202.97
HYM Hyperion Metals Ltd 1.28 21 $ 147,453,996.80
BRB Breaker Res NL 0.2 21 $ 63,538,981.16
RBL Redbubble Limited 3.96 21 $ 995,977,611.72
EPX Ept Global Limited 0.205 21 $ 23,817,301.80

Nexus Minerals (ASX:NXM) +50%

High grade gold hits are still draw cards with Nexus intersecting a 14m interval grading 8.8 grams per tonne (g/t) gold at the Crusader prospect within its Wallbrook project in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields region.

The company noted that with highly encouraging results from the first 11 holes, it was eagerly awaiting results from the remaining eight holes in the current exploration program.

Crusader mineralisation has now been intersected over +600m of strike and down to more than 500m depth.

Globe Metals & Mining (ASX:GBE) +36%

Globe shares climbed after the company was granted a large-scale Mining Licence for its Kanyika niobium project in Malawi, paving the way for its development.

Under the feasibility study, the project is expected to produce about 260,000 tonnes of niobium and tantalum concentrate over the 23-year life of operations.

Iceni Gold (ASX:ICL) +30%.

Iceni has raised more than $2m to fund further diamond drilling at the Deep Well and TOTK target areas and undertake a detailed seismic survey along the 35km Danjo Batholith within its 14 Mile Well project.

It said that this will ensure that its planned exploration at other identified targets will not be impeded.

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for August 16 – August 20 [intraday]:

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Code Company Price % 1 Week MktCap$
GRV Greenvale Mining Ltd 0.41 -35 $ 170,256,275.18
TOM Tomizone Limited 0.002 -33 $ 850,401.35
GAL Galileo Mining Ltd 0.26 -28 $ 42,930,361.50
EFE Eastern Iron 0.014 -26 $ 10,433,244.70
EMH European Metals Hldg 1.585 -26 $ 209,448,063.65
SAN Sagalio Energy Ltd 0.02 -26 $ 4,093,202.60
GTE Great Western Exp. 0.16 -26 $ 20,429,717.55
XST Xstate Resources 0.003 -25 $ 9,645,544.95
PCH Property Connect 0.0015 -25 $ 1,028,795.21
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.0015 -25 $ 7,487,730.78
GWR GWR Group Ltd 0.21 -25 $ 72,668,746.32
CHR Charger Metals 0.54 -25 $ 19,200,000.60
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.0045 -25 $ 25,696,276.42
ARN Aldoro Resources 0.47 -24 $ 36,026,033.66
FEX Fenix Resources Ltd 0.26 -24 $ 134,580,967.20
PNN PepinNini Minerals 0.295 -23 $ 13,224,458.83
BCB Bowen Coal Limited 0.115 -23 $ 129,997,839.20
MGU Magnum Mining & Exp 0.1 -23 $ 49,614,491.40
MAN Mandrake Res Ltd 0.06 -23 $ 27,820,220.58
MPH Mediland Pharm 0.056 -22 $ 17,514,762.16
CYM Cyprium Metals Ltd 0.21 -22 $ 117,942,381.01
EM2 Eagle Mountain 0.655 -22 $ 130,863,136.04
4DS 4Ds Memory Limited 0.16 -22 $ 211,351,750.56
LITCF Lithium Australia NL 0.076 -22 $ 8,052,021.61
AJX Alexium Int Group 0.076 -22 $ 48,014,793.45
SYR Syrah Resources 1.195 -22 $ 617,782,226.52
SZL Sezzle Inc. 6.56 -21 $ 1,305,111,079.80
CR9 Corellares 0.045 -21 $ 13,903,994.85
CVV Caravel Minerals Ltd 0.32 -21 $ 121,088,005.44
RNU Renascor Res Ltd 0.087 -21 $ 161,569,202.07
ASN Anson Resources Ltd 0.087 -21 $ 80,879,187.78
GLN Galan Lithium Ltd 1.015 -21 $ 266,153,383.93