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

Early stage explorer Cornish Lithium wants to extract lithium from geothermal brines in the historic UK mining district of Cornwall.

The company was established after a friend mentioned that that geothermal fluids were a big problem for ye olde miners in Cornwall. After some research (aka googling), company founders discovered historical mining records showing that this water was lithium-enriched:

Historical mine workings in Cornwall with recorded temperature data.   Pic: Cornish Lithium.

The data suggests that there is potentially lithium-bearing geothermal fluids across a large area of Cornwall, the company says.

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Fascinating stuff, but it gets interesting(er).

After raising about $4.45m from private backers, Cornish Lithium became the first British miner to launch a crowdfunding campaign. It wanted to raise another ~$1.8m towards exploration costs.

And as of right now, the private company has raised over $1m from 267 investors with 26 days remaining.

 

In an increasingly risk averse investment environment, maybe crowdfunding could be another option for cash strapped exploration juniors with a great story to tell.

SMALL CAP SPOTLIGHT

Of the battery metals players on our list, 51 advanced, 44 remained steady and 57 lost ground this past week.

With the gold price on the up-and-up, Ardiden (ASX:ADV) has decided now would be a good time to get busy on its gold assets in Canada. But it is also advancing discussions with potential strategic partners for the Seymour Lake lithium project.

Result? Best of both worlds for Ardiden, which was up 33 per cent over the past week.

Dart Mining (ASX:DTM) is another explorer with a dual gold-lithium focus.

Last week, the Victoria-based company told investors that pending and approved tenements now totalled some 3350 sq km, with 1830 sq km targeting gold, 580 sq km targeting lithium and 940 sq km targeting porphyry style mineralisation. The ~$4m market cap stock was up 25 per cent for the week.

And Mali Lithium (ASX:MLL) — formerly Birimian — is close to getting the all-important exploitation permit for its large, long life Goulamina project in Mali.

The application, submitted in early April 2019, has passed technical review and is now in front of the Minister of Mines for assessment and sign off.

It also appointed Lycopodium to compete a DFS on the project, another crucial step towards production. The advanced explorer received a 14 per cent boost for the week.

Also up on no news were graphite play Metals Australia (ASX:MLS) (+33 per cent), lithium-cobalt-base metals explorer Traka Resources (ASX:TKL) (+25 per cent), and nickel-cobalt focussed White Cliff Minerals (ASX:WCN) (+25 per cent).

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 [ July 15 intraday] 1 Week Return % 1 Year Return % Market Cap
4CE FORCE COMMODITIES 0.018 64 -65 $9,268,095.00
ADV ARDIDEN 0.003 33 -71 $5,071,560.50
MLS METALS AUSTRALIA 0.002 33 -60 $5,854,395.50
BSX BLACKSTONE MINERALS 0.11 29 -41 $15,295,477.00
MCT METALICITY 0.009 29 -59 $5,619,802.50
GBE GLOBE METALS AND MINING 0.02 27 36 $6,988,835.50
TKL TRAKA RESOURCES 0.015 25 -58 $5,556,944.50
WCN WHITE CLIFF MINERALS 0.005 25 -92 $1,646,224.63
DTM DART MINING 0.005 25 -38 $4,045,504.50
VRC VOLT RESOURCES 0.02 22 16 $32,479,126.00
BPL BROKEN HILL PROSPECTING 0.02 18 -76 $2,514,017.75
HGM HIGH GRADE METALS 0.008 14 -83 $3,623,503.00
MLL MALI LITHIUM 0.17 14 -68 $42,321,620.00
MQR MARQUEE RESOURCES 0.135 13 -58 $5,343,035.50
PAN PANORAMIC RESOURCES 0.325 13 -43 $174,378,480.00
CZR COZIRON RESOURCES 0.009 13 -40 $16,069,961.00
HIP HIPO RESOURCES 0.009 13 -64 $3,478,594.00
COB COBALT BLUE 0.155 12 -78 $21,735,866.00
KOR KORAB RESOURCES 0.029 12 12 $8,870,386.00
PGM PLATINA RESOURCES 0.048 11 -41 $11,357,428.00
CUL CULLEN RESOURCES 0.01 11 -52 $1,694,648.25
AVZ AVZ MINERALS 0.052 11 -50 $118,934,320.00
GPX GRAPHEX MINING 0.25 11 13 $22,917,754.00
LPI LITHIUM POWER INTERNATIONAL 0.315 11 7 $81,379,312.00
CLQ CLEAN TEQ 0.37 10 -52 $264,993,376.00
HNR HANNANS 0.011 10 -21 $19,879,546.00
ARE ARGONAUT RESOURCES 0.005 10 -73 $8,549,093.00
SYR SYRAH RESOURCES 0.96 10 -66 $372,379,616.00
LTR LIONTOWN RESOURCES 0.1175 10 329 $161,635,440.00
IRC INTERMIN RESOURCES 0.115 10 -32 $51,357,024.00
MZZ MATADOR MINING 0.29 9 -17 $23,837,334.00
INR IONEER 0.18 9 -47 $235,997,360.00
LKE LAKE RESOURCES 0.086 9 -22 $42,038,240.00
GME GME RESOURCES 0.05 9 -63 $25,312,146.00
NWC NEW WORLD COBALT 0.013 8 -79 $10,809,735.00
SVM SOVEREIGN METALS 0.125 8 46 $48,501,944.00
MNS MAGNIS ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES 0.22 7 -39 $137,505,600.00
VMC VENUS METALS 0.155 7 5 $16,418,547.00
ARL ARDEA RESOURCES 0.41 7 -45 $39,804,536.00
KAI KAIROS MINERALS 0.016 7 -52 $13,636,365.00
NZC NZURI COPPER 0.325 5 41 $96,169,288.00
PIO PIONEER RESOURCES 0.012 4 -43 $18,089,102.00
AGY ARGOSY MINERALS 0.079 4 -60 $75,073,160.00
JMS JUPITER MINES 0.35 3 15 $685,646,848.00
INF INFINITY LITHIUM 0.068 3 -9 $14,731,977.00
POS POSEIDON NICKEL 0.038 3 0 $100,422,672.00
SUH SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE MINING 0.04 3 -33 $3,538,778.75
CXO CORE LITHIUM 0.041 3 -11 $33,051,550.00
SRK STRIKE RESOURCES 0.085 2 -9 $7,121,379.00
SO4 SALT LAKE POTASH 0.75 1 40 $183,853,392.00
BKT BLACK ROCK MINING 0.087 1 110 $50,942,924.00
SI6 SIX SIGMA METALS 0.0045 0 -68 $2,247,512.50
AEE AURA ENERGY 0.011 0 -48 $13,462,805.00
THR THOR MINING 0.015 0 -52 $11,503,056.00
SYA SAYONA MINING 0.008 0 -83 $13,780,595.00
LRS LATIN RESOURCES 0.001 0 -88 $3,892,466.50
AML AEON METALS 0.205 0 -42 $141,344,640.00
BUX BUXTON RESOURCES 0.11 0 -27 $14,285,820.00
HXG HEXAGON RESOURCES 0.098 0 -50 $30,637,256.00
TAR TARUGA MINERALS 0.026 0 -88 $3,670,348.25
POW PROTEAN ENERGY 0.009 0 -73 $2,802,935.25
VML VITAL METALS 0.013 0 44 $20,911,336.00
AVL AUSTRALIAN VANADIUM 0.014 0 -71 $29,607,656.00
CAZ CAZALY RESOURCES 0.023 0 -52 $6,620,830.00
RLC REEDY LAGOON 0.004 0 -69 $1,609,086.88
BDI BLINA MINERALS 0.001 0 -33 $4,543,882.50
CGM COUGAR METALS 0.001 0 -80 $1,176,583.25
SBR SABRE RESOURCES 0.004 0 -73 $1,627,894.38
LCD LATITUDE CONSOLIDATED 0.015 0 -55 $4,127,685.00
LPD LEPIDICO 0.026 0 -27 $97,180,304.00
AUZ AUSTRALIAN MINES 0.02 0 -76 $61,668,132.00
ANW AUS TIN MINING 0.009 0 -40 $19,578,278.00
MRR MINREX RESOURCES 0.012 0 -70 $1,150,532.75
AZI ALTA ZINC 0.003 0 -45 $5,464,903.00
PSM PENINSULA MINES 0.003 0 -70 $3,038,616.25
FEL FE 0.016 0 -33 $7,312,559.00
CHK COHIBA MINERALS 0.012 0 50 $7,310,756.50
IEC INTRA ENERGY CORP 0.015 0 40 $5,428,136.50
PNN PEPINNINI LITHIUM 0.003 0 -84 $3,714,035.25
CFE CAPE LAMBERT RESOURCES 0.011 0 -68 $12,239,133.00
CMC CHINA MAGNESIUM CORP 0.011 0 -39 $5,086,824.00
KSN KINGSTON RESOURCES 0.014 0 -48 $20,376,560.00
MTB MOUNT BURGESS MINING 0.002 0 -75 $970,258.81
KDR KIDMAN RESOURCES 1.905 0 13 $765,067,072.00
NXE NEW ENERGY MINERALS 0.019 0 -88 $3,017,908.75
GPP GREENPOWER ENERGY 0.002 0 -67 $3,886,414.25
GED GOLDEN DEEPS 0.029 0 -47 $6,150,343.00
RIE RIEDEL RESOURCES 0.009 0 -84 $3,762,627.25
AYR ALLOY RESOURCES 0.002 0 -75 $3,386,555.25
WKT WALKABOUT RESOURCES 0.39 0 192 $113,987,248.00
DHR DARK HORSE RESOURCES 0.004 0 -76 $6,073,864.50
SRN SUREFIRE RESOURCES 0.004 0 -79 $1,509,460.88
KTA KRAKATOA RESOURCES 0.02 0 -20 $2,565,000.00
RMX RED MOUNTAIN MINING 0.004 0 -50 $3,112,147.00
ORE OROCOBRE 2.65 0 -51 $732,698,624.00
LIT LITHIUM AUSTRALIA 0.054 -2 -45 $25,327,154.00
MIN MINERAL RESOURCES 15.11 -2 -2 $2,868,503,296.00
GXY GALAXY RESOURCES 1.295 -2 -60 $521,911,488.00
NMT NEOMETALS 0.21 -2 -25 $117,054,216.00
CLA CELSIUS RESOURCES 0.032 -3 -76 $24,988,196.00
PLS PILBARA MINERALS 0.4825 -3 -55 $925,710,208.00
JRL JINDALEE RESOURCES 0.385 -3 27 $13,298,014.00
BEM BLACKEARTH MINERALS 0.061 -3 -36 $5,224,006.50
CRL COMET RESOURCES 0.03 -3 -32 $8,325,000.00
CHN CHALICE GOLD MINES 0.135 -3 29 $37,319,540.00
BOA BOADICEA RESOURCES 0.14 -3 40 $7,398,324.00
MEI METEORIC RESOURCES 0.023 -4 -15 $21,336,080.00
BAR BARRA RESOURCES 0.022 -4 -51 $11,855,596.00
AJM ALTURA MINING 0.115 -4 -69 $233,800,880.00
TNG TNG 0.1 -5 -16 $113,097,000.00
JRV JERVOIS MINING 0.21 -5 -39 $57,416,596.00
NVA NOVA MINERALS 0.02 -5 -29 $15,982,683.00
HWK HAWKSTONE MINING 0.02 -5 -42 $13,806,360.00
EMH EUROPEAN METALS 0.4 -5 -5 $56,457,256.00
TON TRITON MINERALS 0.056 -5 -10 $52,846,876.00
E25 ELEMENT 25 0.18 -5 -10 $16,543,309.00
MLM METALLICA MINERALS 0.018 -5 -53 $6,156,901.00
PM1 PURE MINERALS 0.018 -5 29 $7,388,180.00
SEI SPECIALITY METALS INTERNATIONAL 0.03 -6 42 $23,943,236.00
TMT TECHNOLOGY METALS AUSTRALIA 0.215 -7 -65 $20,575,230.00
WML WOOMERA MINING 0.028 -7 -75 $3,155,724.00
CNJ CONICO 0.01 -7 -69 $3,517,582.50
OMH OM HOLDINGS 0.8 -8 -33 $583,512,448.00
AXE ARCHER EXPLORATION 0.11 -8 5 $20,694,638.00
LI3 LITHIUM CONSOLIDATED 0.055 -8 -50 $5,187,716.50
AMD ARROW MINERALS 0.01 -9 -57 $3,715,406.00
RNU RENASCOR RESOURCES 0.019 -10 -10 $21,915,062.00
PLL PIEDMONT LITHIUM 0.14 -10 -20 $122,307,056.00
PSC PROSPECT RESOURCES 0.18 -10 -40 $42,471,316.00
N27 NORTHERN COBALT 0.036 -10 -80 $2,508,372.75
ASN ANSON RESOURCES 0.047 -10 -71 $25,848,204.00
BSM BASS METALS 0.009 -11 -72 $25,288,872.00
IDA INDIANA RESOURCES 0.022 -12 -58 $2,843,877.00
FGR FIRST GRAPHENE 0.235 -12 16 $102,635,560.00
HAV HAVILAH RESOURCES 0.14 -13 -44 $31,646,112.00
BAT BATTERY MINERALS 0.015 -13 -56 $18,453,282.00
ZNC ZENITH MINERALS 0.076 -13 -60 $15,744,397.00
MTC METALSTECH 0.013 -13 -89 $1,637,354.38
GLN GALAN LITHIUM 0.16 -14 -58 $21,340,156.00
TLG TALGA RESOURCES 0.45 -14 -30 $95,702,808.00
KNL KIBARAN RESOURCES 0.12 -14 -14 $33,651,412.00
EUC EUROPEAN COBALT 0.018 -14 -68 $12,948,855.00
TNO TANDO RESOURCES 0.075 -15 -63 $15,333,148.00
BYH BRYAH RESOURCES 0.075 -16 -46 $4,784,288.00
LML LINCOLN MINERALS 0.005 -17 -79 $3,449,902.00
MTH MITHRIL RESOURCES 0.005 -17 -58 $2,534,335.25
DGR DGR GLOBAL 0.099 -18 10 $61,318,188.00
SVD SCANDIVANADIUM 0.009 -18 -64 $3,166,795.00
PUR PURSUIT MINERALS 0.009 -18 -90 $2,676,328.00
DEV DEVEX RESOURCES 0.05 -23 -31 $7,983,034.50
CZN CORAZON MINING 0.002 -33 -78 $4,076,721.50
MZN MARINDI METALS 0.001 -50 -90 $2,132,371.00