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Analytica banks $500k from Virgin Islands investor

Medical device company Analytica has attracted further interest from Virgin Islands based investment fund INOV8 who will stump up $500k at .007c a share to take their second placement in the company. INOV8 have tripled their $500k plunge at Analytica back in March when they successfully picked the bottom of the company’s share price graph at just .00255c a share.

Shark Mitigation Systems appoints surf industry specialist

In a sign that ASX listed Shark Mitigation Systems are getting serious about taking their unique shark deterring wetsuits to market, surf wear industry specialist Simon O’Sullivan has been appointed as General Manager of the company. O’Sullivan was most recently the Australian Chief Operating Officer of well known surf brand Rusty with responsibility for the Australian operations.  

Blackham makes leap from explorer to miner in Wiluna

With the gold price at record highs, Blackham Resources appear to have timed their transition from explorer to miner exquisitely. After a couple of years of excellent exploration success, the Bryan Dixon led Matilda Gold Project in Wiluna W.A is once again a mining operation. It is expected to churn out $300m in free cash over the next ten years and thats just the warm up period. 

Analytica locks down patent in USA for unique medical device

Analytica have achieved patent protection in the world’s biggest medical device market for their unique “AutoStart Burette” medical device after receiving advice from the US Patent and Trademarks office that their patent had been granted and will be operable until the 17th January 2031. A "burette" is the little chamber that is inserted into a medical drip to administer medicine. 

Matilda Gold project just keeps growing for Blackham Resources

Blackham Resources took a bit of a punt at the Matilda Gold project recently which looks like it may pay off. The company drilled their deepest hole yet at the project and intersected gold mineralization at over 400m with the hole still open at depth.  Deeper drilling results at the M1 pit of 2m @ 6.98 g/t from the 419m mark confirm the continuation of mineralization at depth.

Potential to extend Karouni pit after Troy encounters stellar drill results in South America

Troy Resources recent drilling program from the pit floor at the Karouni gold mine in South America has turned up a number of stellar intersections including one grading over 4 ounces to the tonne gold with visible gold evident in a number of samples. Around half of the 29 drill intercepts from the latest program occured below the current pit design. 

Analytica medical device gets clearance from American FDA

ASX listed Analytica has received approval from the powerful US Food and Drug Administration to sell their unique “PeriCoach” incontinence medical device without the need for a prescription in the USA. The PeriCoach is a proprietary medical device developed by Analytica to assist women to exercise their pelvic floor muscles in order to reduce or eliminate urinary incontinence.

Sky and Space Global move to register global telecommunications frequency

ASX listed nano-satellite developer Sky and Space Global has successfully applied to register their own frequency spectrum with the United Nations’ “International Telecommunications Union”. The company says registering its own frequency spectrum is a crucial element to cretaing their own nano-satellite based affordable global telecomminications network. 

Neometals’ Lithium technology to make US$80m a year for 20 years

The recently released feasibility study into Neometals' patented "Eli' process that downstream processes Lithium, shows that for a $158m capital outlay, the project will return a wave of cash averaging $82m a year before tax every year for the next 20 years. It shows a net present value of AUD$638m which equates to around $1.14 a share on a fully dispersed basis. 

Pharmaust reformulates drug for dog cancer trial

Anti cancer specialist drug developer Pharmaust, has successfully altered the taste of their promising new anti-cancer drug known as Monepantel to make it taste better on the eve of a new trial of the drug in dogs. The trial will commence immediately at The University of Cambridge who were responsible for inventing the jet engine and identifying the structure of DNA.

Sipa books drill rig for first drill program in the Paterson

There’s nothing quite like confirmation that the drill rig has been booked for a maiden drilling campaign to get the gold bulls sniffing around. It becomes even more tempting for the bulls when the ground to be drill tested sits just 35km along trend from a nearby project that just produced a 63m intersection grading 2.2 grams per tonne gold and 0.19% copper.

Stargroup hints at maiden dividend year

After posting a stellar 242% year on year revenue increase in FY 16, ASX listed financial payments player Stargroup, has given its strongest hint yet that FY17 might be its maiden dividend year. The company’s growth seems unstoppable after it produced yet another record revenue result during the June quarter, its 10th record quarter in a row. 

Neometals report a 160% jump in Lithium resource at Mt Marion

With the Lithium boom well and truly captivating the market right now, Neometals have kicked the ball out of the park with a 160% upgrade to their Lithium resource at the Mt Marion project near Coolgardie. The resource is now the third biggest in the world at 60.5m tonnes grading 1.36% Lithium whereas it was previously sitting at just 23.24m tonnes grading 1.39%.

Review of historic exploration throws up untested target for Terrain

Terrain Minerals continue to make good use of historic exploration data to zero in on interesting targets. A recent review of historic data at the company’s Gimlet project, which adjoins Mt Ridley’s project in the Fraser Range, has unearthed an interesting gold target that looks to have never been properly tested which shows gold mineralization from 15PPB to 30PPB.

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. 

Blackham hits gold at depth as Matilda resource surpasses 5m ounces

Blackham Resources have identified a new source of high grade gold accessible from their existing underground infrastructure just 30m away at the Matilda Gold project in Wiluna. Latest results include 3.47 grams per tonne gold from 104m deep, 6m @ 8.99 g/t from 119m, 19m @ 6.71 g/t from 128m, 18m @ 4.88 g/t from 181m and 5m @ 10.8 g /t from the 134m mark.

Medical Marijuana company turns commercial

MGC Pharmaceuticals have done what few other medical cannabis companies have managed to do – make money.The company received first revenues from its “MGC Derma” medical cannabis based line of anti-ageing cosmetics this week from their Californian distributor who has committed to buy 1.2m Euro's worth of product in the first year. 

PharmAust to partner with world famous university to cure dog cancer

ASX listed biotech PharmAust, is rapidly making its mark on the anti-cancer drug industry with its promising ant-cancer drug known as “MPL”. The company recently announced they would partner up with the same UK university that was first responsible for splitting the atom and the discovery of stem cells in their upcoming phase 2 trial of MPL in canines.

Sky and Space Global nano-satellites to hitch a ride with Virgin Galactic

ASX listed Sky and Space Global have signed a deal with Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic to launch a “constellation” of up to 200 of its nano-satellites into space aboard Branson’s visionary space craft “Launcher One.” Virgin Galactic created LauncherOne specifically to focus on launching nano-satellites into space in an affordable way. 

Blackham adds 106 000 ounces of gold to mining inventory in Wiluna

It seems that Blackham Resources can walk and chew gum at the same time. Even though the company is furiously preparing for the commencement of mining in 3 weeks at the Matilda Gold Project in Wiluna, they have still managed to add another 106 000 ounces of gold to their mining inventory since the delivery of their Definitive Feasibility Study just 4 months ago.

Perth shark tech company to protect worlds best surfers

Many companies that list on the ASX do so with the promise of “going global” once they are listed but don't manage to live up to that promise. One recent ASX listing that looks like it might be good for its word is Perth based Shark Mitigation Systems who have just secured a contract to protect the world's best surfers with their “Clever Buoy’ shark detection technology. 

Sipa finalise exciting new W.A prospect and prepare for drill campaign

Fresh from exploration success at their Ugandan base metals play, Sipa Resources are now about to drill their highly prospective new West Australian project in the Paterson region as the wet season takes hold in Uganda. The area is attracting the interest of the majors with Rio Tinto recently agreeing to spend $60m on neighbouring Antipa Mineral's ground to earn a 75% interest.

Hammer Metals shareholders get tax deduction for buying Hammer shares

Junior explorer Hammer Metals has accessed a little known Federal Government program to give their shareholders a tax windfall worth nearly half a cent per share. Hammer successfully applied for inclusion in the federal Government’s “Exploration Development Incentive Scheme” which effectively allows exploration companies to pass on some tax losses to their shareholders. 

Pharmaust gets $250k grant to fight “parasitic” disease

Perth based Pharmaust has received a $250k Federal grant to conduct a research program into a little known illness known as Leishmaniasis disease. They will work in partnership with a Swiss not for profit who will retain rights to any drugs produced for humans with Pharmaust retaining the rights to any drugs developed that cure Leishmaniasis in animals. 

Sipa firms up “globally significant” Nickel/Copper/Cobalt play in Uganda

Sipa Resources might be onto something at their Akelikongo Nickel/Copper prospect in Uganda. The company recently completed a 12 hole RC drilling program returning solid numbers across very wide intercepts at the project, many of which start from surface. With mineralized intersections up to 120m thick, if they find something at Akelikongo it is likely to be damn big. 

MGC Pharma breaks ground with planting of first Marijuana crop

Perth based MGC Pharmaceuticals have planted their first medical cannabis crop at their licensed growing facility in Slovenia. The company’s first crop will be around 5000 square meters in area and will be used to evaluate the best soil, nutrients and growing conditions for the planting of future large scale crops. The harvest will be used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes. 

Red Mountain PFS shows viable Philippines gold project

Red Mountain Mining have released the results from their much anticipated pre-feasibility study into the Batangas Gold Project just two hours drive south of Manila in the Philippines. The PFS shows the mine will churn out $46m in free cash over the initial 7 year mine life and produce gold at USD$735 an ounce from a maiden reserve of 128 000 ounces of gold. The project has plenty of upside from a further 320 000 ounces still sitting at inferred status.

All systems go at Blackham Resources as final mine approval falls

Blackham Resources will make the leap from explorer to producer in September this year after the final approval to crank up the old Wiluna Gold plant was granted this week at the company’s Matilda Gold project in W.A. The company says the mine will churn out $234m in free cash over the initial 7 year mine life and will produce 100 000 ounces per annum. 

Sky and Space Global pass major milestone in bid to build affordable satellite telecoms network

Sky and Space Global have passed a major milestone in their quest to catapult three miniature satellites, known as “nano-satellite’s” into space. European aerospace company GomSpace, who are contracted to manufacture the company's first three nano-satellites, recently announced that the Preliminary Design Review for the first three nano-satellites was complete.

Legend kicks off drilling after narrowing on conductors at Fraser Range

Avid market followers will no doubt look to punt Legend Mining’s stock today at around .008c/.009c a share after the company announced they were commencing a 1050m drilling campaign to identify the source of three conductors at the Fraser Range. The ground is just 120km from Sirius Resources goliath Nova Bollinger nickel find and it is on a simular gravity tenor ridge.

New York Investment Bank to underwrite Pharmaust cap raise

Anti-Cancer drug hopeful Pharmaust will be fully funded to enter into Phase 2 human trials after well established New York investment bank Joseph Gunnar and Co agreed to underwrite the company’s next capital raise which will be done in the USA. Phase 2 trials are expected to start in a couple of months after their anti-Cancer drug is reformulated to make it more palatable.



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.