On Stockhead today, what’s Gavin Wendt watching in the mining fire sale, why Israel does tech stocks better, and renewables breaks records.

But first, the day ahead.

Local shares are set to open higher today. At 8am AEDT, the ASX 200 August futures is pointing up by 0.15%.



Listing: 1pm AEST

Raised: $5.5m at 20c per share

This battery metals explorer has four projects in WA and one in NSW.

In WA its assets include the Stallion REE-uranium project, the Philips River lithium project, the Gascoyne REE-lithium projects and the Bridgetown lithium projects (under application).

In NSW, the company has the Windfall antimony project.



The following companies are in trading halts and are expected out in the coming days:

Medical Developments International (ASX:MVP) –capital raise

Proteomics International Laboratories (ASX:PIQ) – licensing of its PromarkerD test in the US market

Recharge Metals (ASX:REC) – Speaking of gossip, there’s something brewing at Brandy Hill South…

Nova Minerals (ASX:NVA) – significant exploration results at RPM

Eden Innovations (ASX:EDE) – capital raise

Mesoblast (ASX:MSB) – private placement

MOQ (ASX: MOQ) – Scheme of Arrangement with Atturra

Atturra (ASX:ATA) – Scheme of Arrangement with MOQ

Tyranna Resources (ASX:TYX) – approval for Angolan Minerals project acquisition



Gold: $US1,788.68 (+1.48%)

Silver: $US20.21 (+0.66%)

Nickel (3mth): $US22,210/t (-0.55%)

Copper (3mth): $US7,743/t (+0.85%)

Lithium Carbonate, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 3 $US69,825/t

Lithium Hydroxide, China (Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Aug 3): $US70,000/t

Oil (WTI): $US87.55 (-3.24%)

Oil (Brent): $US93.42 (-3.47%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US107.03 (-2.80%)

AUD/USD: 0.6966 (-0.70%)

Bitcoin: $US22,538 (-3.37%)



We need 50 more lithium mines, 60 more nickel mines and 17 more cobalt mines by 2030.

Outrageous numbers.


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On Wednesday, Osteopore (ASX:OSX) announced it had reached an agreement with US firm MellingMedical, which throws open the doors to the massive North American market.

Meanwhile, Metal Bank (ASX:MBK) is hitting thick gold 60m away from the existing ~30,000oz resource at Kingsley, part of the Livingstone gold project in WA.


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Code Company Price % Volume
BMH Baumart Holdings Ltd 0.1 -50% 194,250
VMG VDM Group Limited 0.001 -33% 270,141
INP Incentiapay Ltd 0.012 -25% 2,295,065
SYN Synergia Energy Ltd 0.003 -25% 388,506
NRX Noronex Limited 0.034 -24% 56,123
MGA Metalsgrovemining 0.105 -22% 257,188
PRM Prominence Energy 0.002 -20% 720,000
VPR Volt Power Group 0.002 -20% 111,668
WBE Whitebark Energy 0.002 -20% 377,306
NGY Nuenergy Gas Ltd 0.022 -19% 241,973
RIM Rimfire Pacific 0.009 -18% 5,288,815
NUH Nuheara Limited 0.185 -18% 247,083
HCT Holista CollTech Ltd 0.035 -17% 196,840
M24 Mamba Exploration 0.1 -17% 26,509
MCT Metalicity Limited 0.0025 -17% 633,455
KTG K-Tig Limited 0.195 -16% 1,819,711
IME Imexhs Limited 0.505 -16% 14,892
NSM Northstaw 0.14 -15% 10,566
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.006 -14% 1,042,800
DTC Damstra Holdings 0.215 -14% 788,829
1VG Victory Goldfields 0.155 -14% 189,211
KSS Kleos 0.44 -13% 239,842
CPT Cipherpoint Limited 0.007 -13% 2,153,360
CRB Carbine Resources 0.014 -13% 168,344
TTI Traffic Technologies 0.014 -13% 571,400