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Each week High Voltage tracks a list of ASX 200 battery metals stocks including explorers with exposure to lithium, cobalt, graphite, manganese and vanadium — stocks that are used in energy storage and generally driven by battery news, even if their main application is not yet battery storage.

>>>Scroll down for a table showing the recent performance of 200 ASX battery metal stocks

Vanadium prices smashed through the magical $20/kg mark last week – and just kept going up – while both graphite and manganese pricing remained strong.

There are more signs that lithium prices are stabilising, but despite solid long-term fundamentals cobalt had another shocker – falling to $US54,500/t by Wednesday’s close.

Just 33 per cent of the battery metals-exposed small caps on our list made gains this week – about 22 per cent saw no change, and 44 per cent suffered losses.

Blackstone Minerals (ASX:BSX) was one of the week’s big winners, increasing 28 per cent to 16c after identifying significant 1km long copper, gold and cobalt targets at its Little Gem project in Canada.

“Along with the recent Erebor cobalt-gold discovery nearby, the Little Gem project is shaping up to be a world class Cobalt district,” Blackstone said.

Canadian explorer Euro Manganese (ASX:EMN) has kicked off its first week as a publicly listed company, trading at a 23 per cent premium to its initial public offering price.

It traded as high as 32c in the first hour of trade. About 333,000 shares changed hands in nine trades worth $96,162 just before midday Tuesday.

The share price of fellow manganese hopeful Element 25 (ASX:E25) increased by 15 per cent to 18.5c this week.

Element is putting the feelers out for investors, as it looks to develop Australia’s largest onshore manganese deposit in WA – a high purity project which it says is well placed to supply both traditional and battery markets.

Industry news

Tesla’s landmark $91 million lithium ion grid battery in South Australia made its French operator Neoen about $13 million in revenue across the first half of 2018, the French energy giant has confirmed.

This first half revenue from the Hornsdale Power Reserve included $2.24m under the power purchase agreement with the South Australian government, a Neoen spokesperson told Stockhead via email.

But the largest revenues — $10.75m for the half – were related to the sale of services to the grid, showing how useful grid storage can be to the national electricity market.

Now for behind the meter storage — as much as half of Australia’s energy will come from private rooftop solar by 2050, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

That could open an opportunity for a virtual power plants (VPP) , networks of buildings – in this case private homes — with rooftop solar and storage that are connected and managed via a software platform.

It’s early days for the concept — right now the aim is to demonstrate VPPs can make money, Tesla energy director Mark Twidell told the All Energy conference in Melbourne on Wednesday.

A 250 megawatt VPP has been operating in South Australia since January — connected to 100 Tesla batteries installed in public housing. It is designed to scale up to 50,000 homes by 2022.

High Purity Alumina (HPA) stocks aren’t on our list yet — but that may change soon, with the HPA price now well above the $US20-$US30/kg long-term prices  ASX-listed companies are plugging in to the financial modelling of their new projects.

And yet the four main HPA stocks on the ASX – Altech (ASX:ATC), Hill End (ASX:HEG), Collerina (ASX:CLL) and FYI Resources (ASX:FYI) – are trading lower than they were six month ago, despite the ongoing strength of the HPA market.

Nickel is also not included on our list — yet — but demand for next generation high nickel, low cobalt NCM batteries for electric vehicles could significantly increase  demand – and the supply could struggle to keep up.

Nickel prices (USD) over the past year.Nickel prices (USD) over the past year.
Nickel prices (USD) over the past year.

Nickel prices have plummeted more than 20 per cent in four months, taking ASX nickel stocks with them — but experts expect a turn-around in 2019.

Wood Mackenzie also see a modest rise in price next year to about $US14,500/t, and then going forward, prices increasing further as EV demand takes hold.

Here’s a table of ASX battery metal stocks with exposure to lithium, cobalt, graphite, manganese and vanadium:

Scroll or swipe to reveal table. Click headings to sort. Best viewed on a laptop

ASX codeCompanyFocusOne-week price change12-month price changePrice Oct 4 (intraday)Market Cap
MOXMONAX MININGlithium0.5-0.50.0031.8M
MTBMOUNT BURGESSvanadium0.5-0.40.0062.5M
BPLBROKEN HILL PROScobalt0.4255319148941.093750.0676.8M
AZIALTA ZINCcobalt0.4-0.5333333333330.0078.2M
BSXBLACKSTONE MINERcobalt0.28-0.4666666666670.1616.4M
TAWTAWANA RESOURCESlithium0.220.2103174603170.305179.2M
ADNANDROMEDA METALSlithium0.20.20.0066.5M
AJMALTURA MININGlithium0.186046511628-0.05555555555560.255436.8M
CMCCHINA MAGNESIUMlithium0.18181818181810.0268.2M
E25ELEMENT 25manganese0.15625-0.02631578947370.18515.0M
CHKCOHIBA MINERALSlithium0.142857142857-0.2727272727270.0084.5M
CRLCOMET RESOURCESgraphite0.133333333333-0.3333333333330.0347.0M
PSCPROSPECT RESOURClithium0.1333333333330.06250.03463.4M
DHRDARK HORSE RESOUlithium0.1250.2857142857140.00915.4M
SVMSOVEREIGN METALSgraphite0.123456790123-0.3259259259260.09125.2M
SO4SALT LAKE POTASHvanadium0.1222222222220.109890109890.50594.5M
OMHOM HLDGSmanganese0.1208053691282.515789473681.671.2B
GXYGALAXY RESOURCESlithium0.111111111111-0.05723905723912.81.1B
ANWAUS TIN MINING Lcobalt0.09523809523811.555555555560.02341.5M
LKELAKE RESOURCESlithium0.09523809523810.5081967213110.09231.8M
BKTBLACK ROCK MININgraphite0.09375-0.3269230769230.03517.7M
OREOROCOBRElithium0.0926365795724-0.0476190476194.61.2B
GLNGALAN LITHIUMlithium0.09259259259263.836065573770.29533.8M
RTRRUMBLE RESOURCESvanadium0.0877192982456-0.1506849315070.06220.0M
N27NORTHERN COBALTlithium0.0869565217391-0.4047619047620.1256.4M
VMCVENUS METALS CORlithium0.08571428571431.06521739130.1916.6M
CLQCLEAN TEQ HOLDINcobalt0.0857142857143-0.4770642201830.57424.9M
S32SOUTH32manganese0.08418367346940.2839879154084.2520.2B
HNRHANNANSlithium0.083333333333300.01327.7M
INFINFINITY LITHIUMlithium0.0819672131148-0.6432432432430.06612.2M
CCZCASTILLO COPPERcobalt0.081081081081100.0422.0M
FCCFIRST COBALT-CDIcobalt0.075757575757600.355123.8M
CAZCAZALY RESOURCESlithium0.0714285714286-0.3478260869570.036.9M
ASNANSON RESOURCESlithium0.07142857142861.250.0949.4M
DEGDE GREY MININGlithium0.0689655172414-0.3111111111110.15558.2M
RDSREDSTONE RESOURCvanadium0.05882352941180.3846153846150.0186.5M
EMHEUROPEAN METALSlithium0.0571428571429-0.5487804878050.3756.6M
CGNCRATER GOLD MINIgraphite0.05555555555561.3750.0195.6M
WMLWOOMERA MINING Llithium0.049382716049400.0859.6M
CLLCOLLERINA COBALTcobalt0.0476190476191.50.1168.1M
AGOATLAS IRONlithium0.04545454545451.705882352940.046442.5M
VMSVENTURE MINERALSlithium0.041666666666700.02513.0M
GPXGRAPHEX MINING Lgraphite0.03773584905660.01851851851850.27521.6M
BEMBLACKEARTH MINERgraphite0.03703703703700.148.5M
WKTWALKABOUT RESOURlithium0.03571428571430.6860465116280.14539.3M
CHNCHALICE GOLD MINvanadium0.0344827586207-0.3478260869570.1540.0M
EMEENERGY METALSvanadium0.03333333333330.7613636363640.15532.5M
BOABOADICEA RESOURClithium0.0315789473684-0.38750.0984.3M
MNSMAGNIS RESOURCESgraphite0.0307692307692-0.2117647058820.335204.5M
JMSJUPITER MINESmanganese0.03030303030300.34666.1M
KAIKAIROS MINERALSlithium0.030303030303-0.5142857142860.03429.8M
HAVHAVILAH RESOURCEcobalt0.025641025641-0.2982456140350.241.5M
AUZAUSTRALIAN MINEScobalt0.02325581395351.588235294120.044116.8M
AGYARGOSY MINERALSlithium0.0204081632653-0.1935483870970.25235.5M
BAUBAUXITE RESOURCElithium0.0178571428571-0.2083333333330.05712.0M
MINMINERAL RESOURCElithium0.012353304509-0.05040556199316.393.1B
BMTBERKUT MINERALSlithium0.0119047619048-0.7166666666670.0854.6M
AVZAVZ MINERALSlithium0.0104166666667-0.2814814814810.097182.2M
AYRALLOY RESOURCEScobalt0-0.20.0045.8M
AREARGONAUT RESOURClithium00.6428571428570.02335.8M
AMDARROW MINERALS Llithium0-0.6122448979590.0195.5M
ARMAURORA MINERALSlithium0-0.3809523809520.0263.0M
BATBATTERY MINERALSgraphite0-0.5384615384620.0333.4M
BDIBLINA MINERALS Ncobalt000.0014.3M
CADCAENEUS MINERALSlithium0-0.50.00114.1M
CFECAPE LAMBERT RESlithium00.10.02223.3M
CLACELSIUS RESOURCEcobalt01.452830188680.1396.9M
CNJCONICOcobalt0-0.5454545454550.0259.0M
CZNCORAZON MINING Lcobalt0-0.7083333333330.0078.9M
CGMCOUGAR METALS NLlithium0-0.6666666666670.0054.7M
CASCRUSADER RESOURClithium0-0.793814432990.0210.0M
CULCULLEN RESlithium0-0.50.0012.6M
DTMDART MINING NLlithium000.0076.0M
ENTENTERPRISE METALlithium0-0.1052631578950.0176.5M
FELFEcobalt0-0.320.0176.3M
4CEFORCE COMMODITIElithium0-0.08108108108110.03414.4M
GPPGREENPOWER ENERGlithium0-0.7647058823530.0045.8M
GWRGWR GROUPlithium00.3750.1125.2M
HMXHAMMER METALScobalt0-0.1290322580650.0277.2M
HXGHEXAGON RESOURCEgraphite00.30.1337.9M
HIGHIGHLANDS PACcobalt00.718750.11114.7M
IDAINDIANA RESOURCEgraphite0-0.09836065573770.0555.3M
KLHKALIAlithium0-0.5714285714290.00615.1M
KORKORAB RESOURCESlithium00.4285714285710.039.1M
KTAKRAKATOA RESOURClithium0-0.3333333333330.033.8M
LRSLATIN RESOURCESlithium00.250.00513.9M
LMLLINCOLN MINERALSgraphite0-0.7441860465120.0116.3M
MXRMAXIMUS RESOURCElithium0-0.50.0013.5M
MLSMETALS AUSTRALIAlithium0-0.20.0048.2M
MEIMETEORIC RESOURCcobalt0-0.6666666666670.01610.3M
NMTNEOMETALSlithium0-0.1451612903230.265146.9M
NVANOVA MINERALSlithium03.333333333330.02620.3M
OAROAKDALERESOURCESlithium0-0.50.0181.2M
PMYPACIFICO MINERALmanganese000.0066.3M
PANPANORAMIC RESOURcobalt00.7080745341610.55272.0M
PLLPIEDMONT LITHIUMlithium0-0.1891891891890.1583.9M
PIOPIONEER RESOURCElithium00.18750.01928.6M
RLCREEDY LAGOONlithium0-0.3333333333330.014.0M
RIERIEDEL RESOURCEScobalt0-0.3181818181820.0312.5M
SBRSABRE RESvanadium0-0.08333333333330.0114.1M
SYASAYONA MININGlithium02.20.03254.9M
SCISILVER CITY MINElithium0-0.1034482758620.0266.4M
SXXSOUTHERN CROSSvanadium0-0.1111111111110.0088.6M
SUHSOUTHERN HEMISPHlithium0-0.6631578947370.0645.4M
SRNSUREFIRE RESOURCvanadium0-0.4117647058820.014.2M
THXTHUNDELARRAcobalt0-0.4166666666670.0149.5M
TNGTNGvanadium0-0.1785714285710.115106.4M
TONTRITON MINERALSgraphite0-0.4712643678160.04638.9M
VICVICTORY MINEScobalt000.0056.1M
ZEUZEUS RESOURCES Llithium0-0.20.0122.2M
RIORIO TINTOlithium-0.0009996251405720.1856740323379.95123.9B
ARLARDEA RESOURCEScobalt-0.00819672131148-0.3202247191010.60565.1M
TLGTALGA RESOURCESgraphite-0.010989010989-0.1964285714290.4597.8M
AXEARCHER EXPLORATIcobalt-0.01136363636360.4745762711860.08716.9M
SPISPITFIRE MATERIAmanganese-0.0140845070423-0.3333333333330.0764.6M
GSCGLOBAL GEOSCIENClithium-0.01724137931030.2666666666670.285411.5M
POSPOSEIDON NICKELlithium-0.01818181818181.076923076920.054155.9M
PLSPILBARA MINERALSlithium-0.02272727272730.3129770992370.861.5B
BARBARRA RESOURCEScobalt-0.0243902439024-0.3939393939390.0420.7M
LI3LITHIUM CONSOLIDlithium-0.0246913580247-0.2476190476190.0797.6M
AMLAEON METALScobalt-0.0273972602741.290322580650.355213.9M
TKLTRAKA RESOURCESlithium-0.0277777777778-0.2045454545450.03511.9M
VXRVENTUREX RESOURClithium-0.0294117647059-0.2666666666670.16539.6M
COBCOBALT BLUE HOLDcobalt-0.0303030303030.9393939393940.3237.8M
IRCINTERMIN RESvanadium-0.0303030303030.6161616161620.1637.7M
SYRSYRAH RESOURCESgraphite-0.0313901345291-0.3846153846152.16791.2M
BUXBUXTON RESOURCESgraphite-0.0322580645161-0.06250.1517.1M
KRCKING RIVER COPPEvanadium-0.03278688524597.428571428570.05969.4M
DGRDGR GLOBALlithium-0.03448275862070.2173913043480.1485.8M
JRVJERVOIS MININGcobalt-0.0344827586207-0.08196721311480.2862.5M
BGSBIRIMIANlithium-0.0357142857143-0.05263157894740.2761.9M
NWCNEW WORLD COBALTcobalt-0.0363636363636-0.2535211267610.05326.5M
EUCEUROPEAN COBALTcobalt-0.0377358490566-0.7512195121950.05141.1M
BSMBASS METALSlithium-0.03846153846151.272727272730.02564.5M
LTRLIONTOWN RESOURClithium-0.03846153846151.777777777780.02529.0M
POWPROTEAN ENERGY Lvanadium-0.038461538461500.0257.6M
CZICASSINI RESOURCEcobalt-0.0400.07225.2M
SGQST GEORGE MININGcobalt-0.040.04347826086960.1237.3M
ESRESTRELLA RESOURClithium-0.0434782608696-0.3333333333330.02210.8M
KSNKINGSTON RESOURClithium-0.04347826086960.3750.02228.1M
AEEAURA ENERGYlithium-0.0454545454545-0.160.02122.5M
LCDLATITUDE CONSOLIlithium-0.04545454545450.6153846153850.0215.8M
LITLITHIUM AUSTRALIlithium-0.0454545454545-0.2758620689660.10548.7M
TRTTODD RIVER RESOUlithium-0.0487804878049-0.3097345132740.0786.4M
RNURENASCOR RESOURCgraphite-0.0526315789474-0.3076923076920.01818.3M
ARUARAFURA RESOURCEvanadium-0.0533333333333-0.297029702970.07145.3M
LPILITHIUM POWER INlithium-0.0535714285714-0.3837209302330.26566.9M
MCTMETALICITYlithium-0.0555555555556-0.6458333333330.0179.5M
MLMMETALLICA MINRALcobalt-0.0571428571429-0.4107142857140.03310.6M
PURPURSUIT MINERALSvanadium-0.06-0.7813953488370.0473.9M
NZCNZURI COPPERcobalt-0.06060606060610.8235294117650.3193.2M
CXOCORE EXPLORATIONlithium-0.0625-0.1346153846150.04527.9M
MQRMARQUEE RESOURCElithium-0.0625-0.03225806451610.156.4M
SEISPECIALITY METALlithium-0.06250.50.0158.3M
TARTARUGA MINERALSlithium-0.06410256410260.3773584905660.07310.3M
WCNWHITE CLIFF MINEcobalt-0.0666666666667-0.8838174273860.0282.3M
KNLKIBARAN RESOURCEgraphite-0.07142857142860.1470588235290.19555.1M
GBEGLOBE METALS ANDgraphite-0.0714285714286-0.07142857142860.0136.1M
IECINTRA ENERGY CORlithium-0.07142857142860.6250.0135.0M
THRTHOR MINING-CDIlithium-0.07142857142860.8571428571430.02615.7M
TKMTREK METALSlithium-0.0714285714286-0.6060606060610.0134.1M
OKROKAPI RESOURCEScobalt-0.0731707317073-0.4328358208960.196.5M
SRKSTRIKE RESOURCESlithium-0.07407407407410.3157894736840.057.3M
PM1PURE MINERALSlithium. Manganese-0.0769230769231-0.40.0124.1M
EUREUROPEAN LITHIUMlithium-0.07692307692311.26415094340.1265.6M
MTCMETALSTECHlithium-0.0789473684211-0.4166666666670.078.8M
AURAURIS MINERALS Lvanadium-0.08-0.3947368421050.04618.8M
LPDLEPIDICOlithium-0.08695652173910.9090909090910.02170.5M
KDRKIDMAN RESOURCESlithium-0.09009009009010.06315789473681.01397.6M
CDTCASTLE MINERALSgraphite-0.0909090909091-0.09090909090910.012.2M
GMEGME RESOURCEScobalt-0.09090909090910.2820512820510.148.2M
FGRFIRST GRAPHENE Lgraphite-0.09090909090910.8518518518520.1566.6M
MZZMATADOR MININGlithium-0.09090909090910.3043478260870.316.2M
HWKHAWKSTONE MININGlithium-0.093750.3809523809520.02916.5M
ORNORION MINERALS Llithium-0.093750.5263157894740.02954.3M
VRCVOLT RESOURCES Lgraphite-0.0952380952381-0.240.01929.1M
TNOTANDO RESOURCESvanadium-0.10344827586200.1325.2M
SI6SIX SIGMA METALSlithium-0.111111111111-0.3333333333330.0084.1M
GEDGOLDEN DEEPSvanadium-0.11111111111100.046.9M
AVLAUSTRALIAN VANADlithium-0.1224489795922.071428571430.04379.7M
RMXRED MOUNTAIN MINcobalt-0.125-0.56250.0074.7M
VMLVITAL METALScobalt-0.1250.1666666666670.00712.2M
ZNCZENITH MINERALSlithium-0.125-0.08695652173910.10523.4M
AOUAUROCH MINERALSlithium-0.130434782609-0.50.110.4M
PGMPLATINA RESOURCEcobalt-0.131868131868-0.2476190476190.07920.6M
HGMHIGH GRADE METALcobalt-0.133333333333-0.07142857142860.02611.3M
PSMPENINSULA MINESlithium-0.142857142857-0.6842105263160.0064.8M
MRRMINREX RESOURCEScobalt-0.142857142857-0.3333333333330.032.9M
CZRCOZIRON RESOURCEvanadium-0.166666666667-0.40.01526.8M
DEVDEVEX RESOURCESlithium-0.16666666666700.0055.5M
TMTTECHNOLOGY METALvanadium-0.1707317073171.615384615380.5129.9M
MTHMITHRIL RESOURCElithium-0.181818181818-0.70.0091.8M
BYHBRYAH RESOURCESmanganese-0.21739130434800.095.1M
ADVARDIDENlithium-0.222222222222-0.6315789473680.00713.4M
PNNPEPINNINI LITHIUlithium-0.222222222222-0.56250.0074.4M
MZNMARINDI METALS Llithium-0.25-0.4545454545450.00612.5M