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Legend/Creasy to begin 80-hole drill program at Fraser Range

An 80-hole aircore drill program is set to begin at the Rockford project, widely regarded as one of our best hopes for another Nova-Bollinger discovery in the Fraser Range. Legend Mining and the Creasy Group have been prompted to undertake the big regional drilling program following encouraging assay results from their first two diamond drill holes. 

Perth company set to provide satellite comms to Richard Branson's space craft launcher

In what could be a major publicity boost for Perth head-quartered Sky and Space Global, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space craft carrier, Cosmic Girl, is considering utilizing the company’s breakthrough nano-satellites for its aerospace communications under an agreement signed this week. The company's share price recently doubled.

Stargroup revenue jumps 51% for 11th straight record quarter

If an ASX listed company that manages to produce 3 or 4 record quarters of revenue in a row is worth taking a closer look at, then one that manages 11 straight record revenue quarters should have investors wide eyed and sitting bolt upright. Perth based ATM machine player Stargroup just announced their 11th straight record revenue quarter.

Sipa discovers large copper-gold system near Telfer

Sipa Resources’ maiden drilling program in the lucrative Paterson mining district north of the giant Telfer mine has identified a very large gold-copper system with a strike length of more than 4km. The extensive hits have provided strong encouragement for the discovery of a deposit similar to the recent 1+ million oz finds on neighbouring tenements. 

Neometals fast-tracks plans for downstream Lithium plant in the Goldfields

Neometals have kicked off a big month of news by announcing plans to fast-track planning for a downstream lithium processing plant near their soon-to-be commissioned Mt Marion mine. This month is also expected to see the shipping of the first lithium concentrates, and news of yet another resource upgrade following spectacular drill results in August.

Terrain set to firm up resource at Great Western with imminent drill program

Terrain Minerals’ revival of the Great Western mine near Leonora is racing ahead, with a 30-hole drill program set to begin as soon as possible. The new drill data will fill one of the last remaining gaps in in the resource for the high-grade deposit, which Terrain expects to be the foundation of even more exploration success and growth.

New low cost Lithium Pilot Plant trial hailed a success

The owners of low grade, uneconomic Lithium deposits around the world might end up being in the money after all given ASX listed Lithium Australia’s announcement that their much talked about, low cost method of processing Lithium might actually work. The company told the ASX today that a pilot plant trial of their “Sileach” processing technology was a resounding success.

Medical marijuana company ready for revenue

MGC Pharmaceuticals says delivery of its Californian distribution deal for its cannabis-based skincare products is imminent.  In an operations update, the medical cannabis hopeful says it is ramping up cosmetics production at its Slovenian facility and is in advanced discussions on additional distribution agreements as it ramps up its international presence.

Stargroup to acquire 45 year old ATM switching and settlement business

Stargroup look set to add the missing link to their burgeoning Automatic Teller Machine business after signing an MOU to buy the ATM machine switching, settlement and processing assets of 45 year old company Indue Limited. The debt funded acquisition which will cost $6.5m, will drop another $1.7m to Starhgroup's growing bottom line.   

Sky and Space Global gains approval from UK Ministry of Defence for satellite radio frequency

Sky and Space Global has taken another step towards the launch of its innovative nano-satellite communications network, firming up its technical offering by gaining approval from the UK Ministry of Defence to use its UHF frequency. The company's share price recently jumped 44% in a singe day as the project looks more and more likely to come to fruition. 

Hammer copper-molybdenum grade in Mt Isa jumps by nearly 40%

Hammer Metals continues to shake up the Mt Isa exploration scene with a boost to its Kalman resource the latest in a run of exceptional news. The copper equivalent grade at Kalman has jumped from 1.3% to 1.8% following recent successful drilling and Hammer believes the deposit, which is open along strike and down plunge, still has more to offer.

Global tech magazine nominates Perth listed Weebit in top 60 hot start-ups

American global electronics magazine EE Times has added a company that was backdoor listed in Perth to its highly anticipated annual list of hot tech start-ups to watch. ASX listed Weebit, that was recently backdoor listed into Radar Iron by Nedlands based corporate advisory firm Armada Capital, has made the EE Times “Silicon 60” list this year.

Blackham locks in near record prices for 1/3 of Matilda gold output for next 18 months

Blackham Resources has provided some certainty for investors by locking in forward gold sales at near record prices for part of its production from the 100,000+ oz-per annum Matilda gold project. More than 1/3rd of gold sales over the next 18 months are locked away providing Blackham with a solid foundation to launch big expansion plans.

MGC Pharma teams with Sydney Uni to create white paper on medical marijuana

MGC Pharma and The University of Sydney have released a new report on the clinically proven benefits of medicinal cannabis in a bid to increase its acceptance and draw attention to its potential medical benefits. More than 100 studies are currently underway which will provide a base load of clinical evidence for doctors and patients.

Pilbara Minerals to inject $550m a year into Pilbara region from world scale Lithium mine

Well its official – Lithium mining is very lucrative and the hype surrounding the industry is real and justified. Pilbara Minerals had the market sitting upright with eyes and ears at the ready this week when they released their stunning financial projections for what could be the world’s largest Lithium mine just 100km south of Port Hedland in W.A.

Sky and Space Global in deal with $7b tech giant

Sky and Space Global has attracted another big name partner as it counts down to the launch of its first nano-satellites in the second quarter of next year. The company has entered an MOU with US$7 billion tech giant Flextronics, just one week after signing with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to ferry its nano-satellites into orbit.

New trials of PharmAust cancer drug underway at Cambridge Uni

The University of Cambridge has begun a second phase of canine trials of PharmAust’s promising anti-cancer drug, taking it a step closer to widespread availability for pet owners. The trial will also provide information on the potential for the Perth-based company’s new drug as a breakthrough cancer treatment for humans.

Sipa kicks off drilling at second project in a month

With a swag of drill results from two exciting projects on two different continents due out over the next few weeks, ASX punters will no doubt be watching Sipa Resources closely with one hand on the buy button. Sipa this week starts a new phase of drilling at Akelikongo, its highly-rated nickel-copper prospect in Uganda. 

Perth biotech lab achieves globally recognised ISO accreditation

ASX listed PharmAust subsidiary Epichem has been elevated to a select group of biotech companies that have achieved ISO 9001:2015, an internationally recognised certification for quality, continual improvement and customer focus. Epichem unertakes biotech research for some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies in Perth. 

Drake takeover target develops mobile cyber security App

The transformation of Drake Resources into a stock riding the global cyber security boom is reaching its final stages, with a shareholder meeting to approve the reverse takeover of Israeli firm Genome expected in November. Genome are also about to release a mobile version of their unique technology that finds human weeknesses in IT systems. 

Branson’s Virgin Galactic in deal with Perth based nano-satellite company

Sky and Space Global has announced a deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to use its LauncherOne spacecraft to deliver a “constellation” of miniature satellites into space. The agreement is a major step forward for the Perth-headquartered company as it rapidly moves ahead with establishing its own global satellite telecommunications network. 

Hammer to produce maiden resource at Millennium after strong drill results

Hammer Metals will shortly produce a maiden copper-cobalt-gold resource estimate at the Millennium prospect in Mt Isa just months after acquiring the project for a song. Hammer has also identified a promising new target on the Millennium leases that boasts small scale historic production with copper grades of 26%. The project is also looking good for Cobalt. 

PharmAust to kick off dog cancer drug trials in two Australian states

ASX listed PharmAust has taken the next significant step in the development of its exciting canine cancer drug known as Monepantel or MPL. The company this week announced that it had added two new locations to its Phase 2 trials in Australia, one at the Animal Referral Hospital at Homebush, NSW and the other at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in Brisbane.

Stargroup to access $15m from Goldfields Money to fill ATM’s

In a move that Stargroup has described as financially significant for the rapidly growing financial payments company, Goldfields Money, who have a banking license, will place up to $15m of their excess cash into Stargroup’s 350 ATM machines across the country for at least the next 3 years. The deal is expected to impact Stargroup's bottom line in a meaningful way. 

Sky and Space Global begin nano-satellite construction after passing key test

Sky and Space Global has commenced building its innovative nano-satellites and is on track to launch before June next year after clearing another key test phase.  The company is seeking to create its own global satellite telecommunications network via a constellation of miniature satellites capable of providing voice, text and data services to potentially millions of remote area customers. 

Institutions line up for Troy Resources $40m cap raise

Gold miner Troy Resources were knocked over in the rush by heavyweight institutional investors clambering to get a peice of Troy's $40m capital raise this week. After turning out some stellar near mine drilling results in recent times, Troy have decided to target the low hanging fruit with a $16m exploration and development drive that will focus mostly on near mine exploration. 

Weebit to collaborate with Global tech powerhouse to commercialize revolutionary computer memory

It doesn’t happen often but every now and then a tech story comes along that looks like it just might survive the tech bubble and create a real business that makes real money. One such story at least at face value is ASX listed Weebit Nano that was back door listed by Perth connections into Radar Iron earlier this year and is now headquartered in Nedlands. 

Financial projections to be released this month for world’s largest Lithium resource in W.A

The global Lithium industry will be sitting on the edge of their chairs later this month when Pilbara Minerals tells the market just how much money you can make out of the largest reported Lithium resource in the world. The company has flagged the impending release of their highly anticipated definitive feasibility study into the giant Pilgangoora Lithium project in the north of W.A.

Sky and Space Global hits milestone with nano-satellite software tests

Sky and Space Global that was recently backdoor listed on the ASX by Perth connections, has moved a step closer to launching its constellation of telecommunications “nano-satellites” by technically validating the software that will power the space infrastructure. The tests showed the effectiveness of the nano-satellites at sending and receiving signals between hardware devices.

Talk is cheap but not for Blackham Resources

Talk is cheap in the exploration business and whilst most explorers talk about the day they will leap into production, the reality is that day more often than not, never arrives. Not so for Blackham Resources who had an unmistakable vision and strategy for the Matilda Gold project in Wiluna that was executed flawlessly at every turn right up until wet commissioning this week. 

Northern Minerals achieves key Government approval for Australia’s first heavy rare earths mine.

Northern Minerals has won a key approval from the W.A state Government for the development of Australia’s first heavy rare earths mine at Browns Range in the far north. The DMP cleared the project management plan for a Dysprosium pilot plant after Chinese interests recently committed $30 million in equity funding for Northern Minerals to help progress the project.



King River set to power the world with amazing vanadium resource

High purity vanadium is being tipped for greatness as a revolutionary force in battery storage of renewable energy. Perth’s King River Copper may well have the largest and highest purity in-ground resource in the world in W.A. Last week the company proved it could produce the holy grail of purity levels at 99.5%, placing it amongst elite company around the world.

88 Energy rubbing shoulders with oil majors in Alaska

A Perth based ASX listed junior has quietly been sweeping up big swathes of lucrative acreage in Alaska’s hottest oil province known as the North Slope with the truth diviner in the form of a drill rig about to be put to the test in coming months. 88 Energy will soon drill a well targeting up to 400 million barrels at its Western Blocks project in the region.

Pilbara begins work on 5Mtpa expansion

With Stage 1 of the giant Pilgangoora Lithium mine racing ahead, Pilbara Minerals has stepped up work on expansion plans that could make the project the world’s largest Lithium mine. The ASX-listed Lithium developer yesterday announced it had awarded further key contracts, including power generation and was reworking its expansion plans to boost Stage 2 capacity from 4Mtpa to 5Mtpa.

Terrain creates excitement with serious gold hits near Leonora

Terrain Minerals may have just transformed their Great Western gold project near Leonora into something much more serious after the company reported a number of near surface, excellent gold hits during their latest drilling campaign. Best results include 3m @ 26.6 g/t gold from just 8m down hole, 2m @ 24.4 g/t, 5m @ 6.98 g/t and 2m @ 12.1 g/t gold. 

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Weebit makes breakthrough with game changing memory tech

Technology company Weebit-Nano continues to make big strides in the development of its game changing “Re-Ram” memory storage technology with the announcement of successful electrical testing.  Weebit believes Re-RAM has the capacity to revolutionise memory storage due it being faster, cheaper and requiring less energy than current flash storage methods.

Sharks wary of SMS patterned wetsuit says UWA

ASX listed Shark Mitigation Systems have achieved scientific validation of their unique, patented, shark deterrent wetsuits after the University of W.A completed a ground breaking trial of the company’s “SAMS” wetsuit technology with live white sharks in South Africa. The results, which are quite stunning, show that it took a shark 400% longer to engage with a SAMS wetsuit.

Pilbara Minerals to move into Lithium downstream processing with Chinese

In the Lithium business it can be very profitable to own a mine, however, turning that Lithium into battery grade chemicals, commonly known as downstream processing, can be even more lucrative. Market darling Pilbara Minerals have given a hint of their medium term strategy after signing an MOU to move into the Lithium downstream processing business with the Chinese. 

Weebit to collaborate with Global tech powerhouse to commercialize revolutionary computer memory

It doesn’t happen often but every now and then a tech story comes along that looks like it just might survive the tech bubble and create a real business that makes real money. One such story at least at face value is ASX listed Weebit Nano that was back door listed by Perth connections into Radar Iron earlier this year and is now headquartered in Nedlands.