Each week our High Voltage column wraps all the news driving ASX battery metals stocks with exposure to lithium, cobalt, graphite, manganese and vanadium.

 

INDUSTRY FOCUS

“The capacity of conventional lithium-ion batteries has been developed almost as far as it can go,” Stanford PhD student David Mackanic said.

The industry’s solution? Lithium metal batteries. But there’s one problem, they keep exploding into fiery blazes in lab testing just as raw lithium metal does.

Researchers are looking into ways to solve this. One solution is coating, which reduces chemical buildup on anodes — the positively charged end of the battery.

Beyond this, a lithium metal battery could be more efficient. It is lighter yet holds at least a third more power per pound than lithium-ion.

The sector continues to look hot long-term, but short-term isn’t so pretty thanks to oversupply.

According to Mineral Intelligence, only $US34m ($50.6m) was raised by battery metals players across the major exchanges in Q2 2019. This was less than 5 per cent then the $US801m raised in Q2 2018.

 

SMALL CAP SPOTLIGHT

In the last week in the batteries metals sector, 34 stocks gained, 72 stocks lost ground and 44 were unchanged.

Alloy Resources (ASX:AYR) has a cobalt project in New South Wales, but it was an updated resource update at its WA gold project that gave it a boost.

Michael Schwarz has departed cobalt explorer Northern Cobalt (ASX:N27) and remaining directors agreed to a 50 per cent pay cut. It’s 43 per cent higher than last week.

Hannans (ASX:HNR) announced the next phase of drilling at its lithium project had begun. Its project lies directly adjacent to Earl Gray, one of the most significant hard rock lithium deposits globally.

Other winners, albeit without news, included Pepinnini Lithium (ASX:PNN), Jindalee Resources (ASX:JRL) and Walkabout Resources (ASX:WKT).

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

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Code Name Price (2pm 2 September) Market Cap 1 Year Total Return % 1 Week Total Return %
GPP GREENPOWER ENERGY LTD 0.002 $ 4,004,490.50 -50 100
MZN MARINDI METALS LTD 0.1 $ 5,585,335.00 -71 67
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM LTD 0.002 $ 3,714,035.25 -69 50
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES LTD 0.002 $ 5,079,833.00 -40 50
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES NL 0.009 $ 4,528,383.00 -18 50
N27 NORTHERN COBALT LTD 0.039 $ 2,046,304.00 -74 43
AZI ALTA ZINC LTD 0.0025 $ 4,554,086.00 -61 25
DEV DEVEX RESOURCES LTD 0.092 $ 9,978,793.00 29 24
CZN CORAZON MINING LTD 0.003 $ 4,892,066.00 -63 20
SEI SPECIALITY METALS INTERNATIO 0.049 $ 37,343,724.00 139 19
WML WOOMERA MINING LTD 0.026 $ 3,079,252.50 -66 18
POW PROTEAN ENERGY LTD 0.007 $ 2,180,060.75 -79 17
JRL JINDALEE RESOURCES LTD 0.32 $ 11,933,218.00 18 12
HNR HANNANS LTD 0.011 $ 19,879,546.00 -29 11
PUR PURSUIT MINERALS LTD 0.01 $ 2,130,451.50 -88 11
LCD LATITUDE CONSOLIDATED LTD 0.016 $ 4,402,864.00 -26 10
AXE ARCHER EXPLORATION LTD 0.12 $ 23,651,014.00 50 9
CHN CHALICE GOLD MINES LTD 0.195 $ 50,702,604.00 63 9
EMH EUROPEAN METALS HLDS LT-CDI 0.325 $ 48,391,936.00 0 8
WKT WALKABOUT RESOURCES LTD 0.26 $ 85,550,264.00 66 8
SO4 SALT LAKE POTASH LTD 0.84 $ 209,909,328.00 88 8
GLN GALAN LITHIUM LTD 0.165 $ 20,907,924.00 -32 6
MEI METEORIC RESOURCES NL 0.047 $ 53,741,356.00 108 6
MNS MAGNIS ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES L 0.175 $ 103,893,120.00 -53 6
CLA CELSIUS RESOURCES LTD 0.02 $ 13,629,925.00 -81 6
PIO PIONEER RESOURCES LTD 0.02 $ 25,648,900.00 -5 5
KNL KIBARAN RESOURCES LTD 0.11 $ 29,262,096.00 -29 5
PAN PANORAMIC RESOURCES LTD 0.37 $ 188,218,048.00 -33 5
NWC NEW WORLD COBALT LTD 0.023 $ 17,768,244.00 -54 5
ORE OROCOBRE LTD 2.49 $ 614,943,488.00 -42 4
PLL PIEDMONT LITHIUM LTD 0.13 $ 97,845,640.00 -16 4
MZZ MATADOR MINING LIMITED 0.275 $ 27,116,146.00 -21 4
NMT NEOMETALS LTD 0.18 $ 95,276,688.00 -35 3
TLG TALGA RESOURCES LTD 0.415 $ 92,194,928.00 -28 2
KDR KIDMAN RESOURCES LTD 1.89 $ 763,043,136.00 72 0
SUH SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE MINING 0.025 $ 2,211,736.75 -59 0
RNU RENASCOR RESOURCES LTD 0.017 $ 17,301,366.00 -11 0
SI6 SIX SIGMA METALS LTD 0.005 $ 3,225,015.75 -44 0
THR THOR MINING PLC-CDI 0.012 $ 9,859,762.00 -60 0
LRS LATIN RESOURCES LTD 0.001 $ 3,892,466.50 -82 0
INR IONEER LTD 0.155 $ 235,997,360.00 -52 0
WCN WHITE CLIFF MINERALS LTD 0.005 $ 2,351,749.50 -84 0
CZR COZIRON RESOURCES LTD 0.009 $ 20,830,512.00 -36 0
BKT BLACK ROCK MINING LTD 0.07 $ 44,201,112.00 115 0
VML VITAL METALS LTD 0.01 $ 15,683,502.00 25 0
CGM COUGAR METALS NL 0.001 $ 1,176,583.25 -67 0
TKL TRAKA RESOURCES LTD 0.01 $ 3,704,629.50 -69 0
CAZ CAZALY RESOURCES LTD 0.048 $ 15,809,663.00 28 0
BDI BLINA MINERALS NL 0.001 $ 4,593,882.50 0 0
LML LINCOLN MINERALS LTD 0.005 $ 2,874,918.50 -80 0
SBR SABRE RESOURCES LTD 0.005 $ 2,376,918.25 -64 0
HIP HIPO RESOURCES LTD 0.008 $ 3,092,083.75 -47 0
ANW AUS TIN MINING LTD 0.007 $ 13,544,121.00 -50 0
MRR MINREX RESOURCES LTD 0.01 $ 958,777.25 -71 0
PSM PENINSULA MINES LTD 0.002 $ 2,025,744.13 -71 0
BSM BASS METALS LTD 0.009 $ 25,288,872.00 -64 0
ADV ARDIDEN LTD 0.003 $ 5,071,560.50 -70 0
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA LTD 0.002 $ 7,317,994.50 -17 0
IEC INTRA ENERGY CORP LTD 0.009 $ 3,489,516.25 -25 0
CFE CAPE LAMBERT RESOURCES LTD 0.006 $ 7,210,069.00 -74 0
MTH MITHRIL RESOURCES LTD 0.006 $ 2,534,335.25 -54 0
ARE ARGONAUT RESOURCES NL 0.005 $ 9,326,284.00 -79 0
MTB MOUNT BURGESS MINING NL 0.002 $ 1,040,258.81 -67 0
RIE RIEDEL RESOURCES LTD 0.012 $ 5,016,836.50 -60 0
BOA BOADICEA RESOURCES LTD 0.16 $ 8,455,228.00 45 0
VR8 VANADIUM RESOURCES LTD 0.063 $ 21,479,774.00 -63 0
CRL COMET RESOURCES LTD 0.026 $ 7,215,000.00 -26 0
TMT TECHNOLOGY METALS AUSTRALIA 0.18 $ 15,759,750.00 -71 0
COB COBALT BLUE HOLDINGS LTD 0.1475 $ 21,735,866.00 -68 0
BYH BRYAH RESOURCES LTD 0.072 $ 4,656,707.00 -40 0
GPX GRAPHEX MINING LTD 0.185 $ 20,129,042.00 -9 0
HRZ HORIZON MINERALS LTD 0.145 $ 62,056,404.00 -15 0
RMX RED MOUNTAIN MINING LTD 0.005 $ 3,890,184.00 -38 0
SVD SCANDIVANADIUM LTD 0.01 $ 3,518,661.00 -61 0
AVL AUSTRALIAN VANADIUM LTD 0.0115 $ 23,686,126.00 -80 0
GBE GLOBE METALS AND MINING LTD 0.016 $ 7,454,758.00 7 0
BAT BATTERY MINERALS LTD 0.008 $ 13,180,915.00 -72 0
KTA KRAKATOA RESOURCES LTD 0.022 $ 2,970,000.00 -12 0
MIN MINERAL RESOURCES LTD 13.3 $ 2,433,995,520.00 -12 -2
NVA NOVA MINERALS LTD 0.058 $ 51,261,880.00 93 -2
LI3 LITHIUM CONSOLIDATED LTD 0.048 $ 4,621,784.00 -54 -2
E25 ELEMENT 25 LTD 0.19 $ 17,462,382.00 3 -3
DGR DGR GLOBAL LTD 0.086 $ 52,120,460.00 2 -3
BPL BROKEN HILL PROSPECTING LTD 0.028 $ 4,140,735.25 -59 -3
BSX BLACKSTONE MINERALS LTD 0.155 $ 21,728,894.00 17 -4
HAV HAVILAH RESOURCES LTD 0.135 $ 29,463,622.00 -25 -4
SYR SYRAH RESOURCES LTD 0.69 $ 274,893,984.00 -73 -4
JMS JUPITER MINES LTD 0.3775 $ 754,211,520.00 35 -4
GED GOLDEN DEEPS LTD 0.026 $ 4,944,788.00 -40 -4
ZNC ZENITH MINERALS LTD 0.073 $ 15,557,373.00 -56 -4
LIT LITHIUM AUSTRALIA NL 0.049 $ 25,110,776.00 -53 -4
GXY GALAXY RESOURCES LTD 1.13 $ 483,023,968.00 -58 -4
NXE NEW ENERGY MINERALS LTD 0.022 $ 3,516,595.25 -77 -4
INF INFINITY LITHIUM CORP LTD 0.069 $ 14,311,064.00 -9 -4
AUZ AUSTRALIAN MINES LTD 0.023 $ 75,784,336.00 -72 -4
JRV JERVOIS MINING LTD 0.22 $ 139,086,976.00 -35 -4
TNG TNG LTD 0.085 $ 98,959,968.00 -37 -4
TON TRITON MINERALS LTD 0.045 $ 39,866,940.00 -11 -5
LPD LEPIDICO LTD 0.021 $ 92,372,040.00 -15 -5
VMC VENUS METALS CORP LTD 0.22 $ 25,038,586.00 42 -5
POS POSEIDON NICKEL LTD 0.045 $ 105,708,072.00 -24 -5
MQR MARQUEE RESOURCES LIMITED 0.09 $ 4,978,764.50 -55 -5
KSN KINGSTON RESOURCES LTD 0.017 $ 31,786,570.00 -22 -6
SRK STRIKE RESOURCES LTD 0.049 $ 8,022,445.00 -8 -6
AVZ AVZ MINERALS LTD 0.05 $ 110,599,128.00 -56 -6
PM1 PURE MINERALS LTD 0.018 $ 6,953,581.00 33 -6
CUL CULLEN RESOURCES LTD 0.016 $ 2,711,437.25 -23 -6
OMH OM HOLDINGS LTD 0.61 $ 469,025,824.00 -53 -6
LKE LAKE RESOURCES NL 0.056 $ 26,781,326.00 -36 -7
MLM METALLICA MINERALS LTD 0.014 $ 4,860,711.00 -58 -7
CLQ CLEAN TEQ HOLDINGS LTD 0.365 $ 253,796,464.00 -33 -7
BUX BUXTON RESOURCES LTD 0.1 $ 12,925,266.00 -44 -7
ARL ARDEA RESOURCES LTD 0.53 $ 49,797,832.00 -40 -7
VRC VOLT RESOURCES LTD 0.013 $ 17,659,480.00 -32 -7
CXO CORE LITHIUM LTD 0.037 $ 30,757,610.00 -17 -7
BEM BLACKEARTH MINERALS NL 0.059 $ 7,955,886.50 -58 -8
AMD ARROW MINERALS LTD 0.011 $ 9,285,524.00 -48 -8
IDA INDIANA RESOURCES LTD 0.022 $ 3,256,323.25 -56 -8
ASN ANSON RESOURCES LTD 0.031 $ 17,048,816.00 -71 -9
NZC NZURI COPPER LTD 0.27 $ 79,894,480.00 18 -9
GME GME RESOURCES LTD 0.061 $ 27,843,360.00 -46 -9
PLS PILBARA MINERALS LTD 0.35 $ 648,189,888.00 -57 -9
SVM SOVEREIGN METALS LTD 0.09 $ 30,538,262.00 11 -10
MTC METALSTECH LTD 0.018 $ 2,105,170.00 -79 -10
CNJ CONICO LTD 0.009 $ 3,459,584.00 -63 -10
AML AEON METALS LTD 0.13 $ 90,999,416.00 -64 -10
FGR FIRST GRAPHENE LTD 0.215 $ 109,183,416.00 30 -10
TAR TARUGA MINERALS LTD 0.025 $ 3,529,181.00 -80 -11
AGY ARGOSY MINERALS LTD 0.085 $ 89,276,192.00 -65 -11
AEE AURA ENERGY LTD 0.008 $ 9,976,629.00 -62 -11
SYA SAYONA MINING LTD 0.008 $ 14,798,380.00 -76 -11
PSC PROSPECT RESOURCES LTD 0.13 $ 27,134,452.00 -59 -12
KAI KAIROS MINERALS LTD 0.016 $ 12,784,093.00 -56 -12
KOR KORAB RESOURCES LTD 0.022 $ 7,612,787.50 -15 -12
LPI LITHIUM POWER INTERNATIONAL 0.365 $ 101,067,856.00 11 -13
MLL MALI LITHIUM LTD 0.1 $ 31,741,214.00 -67 -13
FEL FE LTD 0.013 $ 6,353,121.00 -32 -13
LTR LIONTOWN RESOURCES LTD 0.097 $ 140,915,760.00 184 -14
MCT METALICITY LTD 0.006 $ 3,746,534.75 -60 -14
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING LTD 0.012 $ 8,974,134.00 -59 -14
EUC EUROPEAN COBALT LTD 0.022 $ 15,995,644.00 -62 -16
4CE FORCE COMMODITIES LTD 0.015 $ 6,450,012.00 -40 -17
BAR BARRA RESOURCES LTD 0.019 $ 10,777,815.00 -49 -17
DHR DARK HORSE RESOURCES LTD 0.004 $ 8,098,486.50 -64 -20
DTM DART MINING NL 0.004 $ 4,069,504.50 -43 -20
RLC REEDY LAGOON CORP LTD 0.004 $ 1,609,086.88 -67 -20
CHK COHIBA MINERALS LTD 0.013 $ 9,304,599.00 71 -20
HXG HEXAGON RESOURCES LTD 0.075 $ 21,300,188.00 -54 -21
AJM ALTURA MINING LTD 0.073 $ 172,084,224.00 -74 -22
PGM PLATINA RESOURCES LTD 0.033 $ 9,508,544.00 -70 -23