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Peppermint in deal with 200,000 strong Philippine network

Peppermint Innovation has inked a deal with a leading Philippines distribution network, paving the way for the possible roll out of the Perth-based company’s mobile payments technology to around 200,000 members. Network members will be able to accept money from their own networks of people who wish to pay their household bills, transfer money to others or even load up some mobile phone air time.

Sky & Space complete world-first voice call using nano-satellites

Sky and Space Global have hit a critical milestone in their efforts to revolutionise the telecommunications industry by becoming the first-ever company to facilitate a voice call based on disruptive nano-satellite technology. The landmark achievement now allows Sky and Space to progress the rollout out of their 200 strong, full nano-satellite constellation and rush headlong into commercialisation.

Calidus closes the gap with solid Pilbara gold hits

A drilling blitz by Calidus Resources in the so-called Gap Zone at the Warrawoona gold project near Marble Bar has produced a lovely set of numbers for the rapidly developing gold explorer. Calidus now have a 2.6km gold mineralized system on their hands in the East Pilbara that is still open at depth and along strike in both directions. Recent hits include 17m @ 2.54 g/t, 8m @ 4.68 g/t and 9m @ 2.67 g/t.

Nzuri in David and Goliath partnership with Ivanhoe

ASX-listed Nzuri Copper have carved out an enviable position alongside Robert Friedland’s Ivanhoe Mines and their world-beating copper discovery in the Congo. The ASX listed junior is racing towards a development decision for its own Copper-Cobalt project discovered just 15km from Friedman’s miraculous 1 billion tonne copper deposit. Nzuri are also farming into Ivanhoe's ground in a JV partnership.

Auroch hits tell tale geology in Portugal

Auroch Minerals high-impact, deep-drilling exploration program in Portugal for giant copper-zinc deposits has hit encouraging rocks on the way to its target depth of more than 1,000 metres. The aggressive junior explorer reported it had hit sulphidic, highly deformed sediments, which are characteristic of the rocks hosting the “supergiant” Neves Corvo deposit just 20 kms along strike.

PharmAust deal bags 50 anti-cancer patents

Perth-listed biotech PharmAust has signed a deal with a leading Japanese chemical company that will give the ASX listed company rights to a library of 50 patents over promising anti-cancer agents. The new patents will complement the development of PharmAust’s main anti-cancer drug Monepantel, which has already shown positive results in fighting cancer.

Peppermint takes on strategic investor at double market price

Perth-based tech company Peppermint Innovation have gained a key strategic partner after making an equity placement for $1 million at $0.02 a share. The 2c placement, which was done at double the last traded price for Peppermint shares, caused the company’s stock to jump by up to 60% yesterday, touching 1.6c a share before settling back to 1.4c.

Stargroup signs JV to develop Bitcoin ATM

ASX-listed Stargroup have signed a deal with blockchain technology company DigitalX to develop ATM machines that can exchange bitcoins for cash and enable cryptocurrencies to be added to digital wallets. Under the agreement Stargroup will lean on its relationship with Korean ATM manufacturer NeoICP to develop a two-way ATM solution for Bitcoin, the leading form of crypto-currency worldwide.

Hammer finds new gold zone in QLD with ounce to the tonne hit

Hammer Metals have opened up yet another new exploration front at their Mt Isa project, with a high grade gold hit at the Kalman West prospect. The ASX listed explorer reported a one metre intercept at 36.9 g/t gold and scored hits from both of the first two holes. Highly encouraging results have also come from drilling at the Revenue prospect, with gold again the main prize.

Calima Energy nearly doubles on back door listing

Perth oil and gas explorer Calima Energy pulled off a seriously successful back-door listing last week amid a red hot market for its new core asset in Canada’s revered “Montney” oil and gas basin. The stock ran from a theoretical relisting price of 3.3c to a high of 5.9c last week before settling back to 5.3c at weeks end. Their ground in Canada is considered to be highly prospective for oil and gas.

Northern access $30m in innovative deal to fund rare earths plant

Northern Minerals have found an innovative source of advance funding for their $56 million Browns Range pilot project, signing an R&D loan facility to provide up to US$30 million for the project. The new facility will accelerate the flow of R&D tax rebates, which will pile up as the company pioneers Australia’s first heavy rare earths project and works towards a planned full-scale development.

Insatiable global Lithium demand puts WA in box seat

With the electric car market about to hit the stratosphere, a resurgence of interest in wind and solar energy and the phenomenal acceptance of the Lithium powered Iphone, W.A is in the box seat when it comes to Lithium driven business opportunities. The challenge for WA’s mining glitterati is to also harness the downstream processing opportunities that arise from Lithium in addition to just mining and shipping it.


Runners of the week

Company NameOpenPeak
Australian Mines0.02400.0650
Resource Mining Corporation0.01100.0280
Wangle Technologies0.00900.0180
Magnum Gas & Power0.00100.0020

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