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Alterra soars on carbon detail

Shares in Perth-based carbon plantation manager Alterra spiked 30 per cent last week after the company revealed its agro-forestry projects in Western Australia are set to deliver $23 million in revenues over the next decade and that it remains in a strong financial position, with $2.5 million cash in the bank and $2.6m in real property that is also generating valuable rent for the business.

Carmichael sets Altech price target at more than double

A leading Perth broker has set a big price target for Altech Chemicals as it enters the home straight in its quest to become the world’s biggest manufacturer of in-demand high purity alumina. DJ Carmichael has set a target more than double Altech’s current price, after weighing up the benefits of securing a US$170 million debt package that was guaranteed by the German Government.

DroneShield locks in European order for anti-drone tech

DroneShield has secured $210,000 worth of purchase orders for its drone-combating products from European distributors, ForcePro. DroneShield says the products will be used to set up a Netherlands' demonstration hub for the company’s cutting edge anti-drone products, where the NATO Joint Force is headquartered. DroneShields’ products can detect and disable aerial drones.

It’s chemicals & cathodes for Lithium Australia

Whilst others are still furiously marching around the bush looking for lithium deposits, Lithium Australia has again jumped one step ahead of the market by raising $18m to fund two plants – one to make lithium-ion battery chemicals and another to make cathodes. The company has raised $18m with a con note issue to underwrite its evolution into a vertically integrated lithium processing business.

Myanmar Bawdwin lease dripping with base metals targets

An exploration review of the lease containing Myanmar Metals’ historic zinc-lead-copper mine near the Chinese border has confirmed a number of remarkable opportunities, including at least 30 gossan outcrops with similarities to the original gossans above the known lodes. The report comes just before Myanmar releases first assays from a maiden drilling program at the project.

Revenues up, costs down at CV Check

CVCheck has reported solid growth for the December half, with revenues up 16 per cent to $5.8 million due to surging corporate demand and its strongly performing New Zealand operations. Impressive cost control at the ASX junior has also resulted in a 27% drop in general expenses and a 12% drop in employment expenses as the company races towards the magical breakeven point.

Hot Chili gets high grade copper sniff in Chile

A small copper mine acquired by Hot Chili within trucking distance of its Productora development looks like it could be sitting on a much bigger, higher grade copper deposit than previously thought. Small-scale lease mining in recent weeks produced 16.3 tonnes of ore at 5.24% copper from depths of less than 15 metres and has extended the strike length of high-grade, shallow copper to 1km.

DroneShield to protect Commonwealth Games

Queensland Police will use ASX-listed DroneShield’s sci-fi looking drone combatting rifles at the Commonwealth games to protect athletes from potentially lethal aerial intruders. In other developments DroneShield has applauded the Australian Government’s efforts to stimulate defence industry manufacturing and exports by adopting an innovative new Defence Export Strategy policy.

Drilling backs up Classic’s high-grade gold theory

Classic Minerals appear to be on the brink of a major breakthrough at the Forrestania Gold project after diamond drilling backed up its theory about hidden high-grade, cross-cutting gold lodes at the Lady Magdelene deposit. New diamond drill holes have revealed quartz veins and narrow shear zones with the same characteristics as the high-grade gold lodes at the neighbouring Lady Ada deposit.

Calima makes shrewd appointment in Canada

Calima Energy has announced a major boost to its maiden drilling campaign in the Montney Formation which is on target to spud later this year. The company has shrewdly appointed a local land solutions company that guided adjoining leaseholder Saguaro to success. Saguaro already have over 30 operating wells on Calima’s doorstep and are planning another 30.

Lithium Australia to make battery cathodes via tech takeover

Lithium Australia’s all-scrip takeover of the Very Small Particle Company has raced to 99.7% of acceptances within two days of opening, paving the way for the creation of a unique, end-to-end lithium battery materials business. VSPC is recognised globally for producing some of the world’s most advanced battery cathode materials for lithium ion batteries.

Strike hits target depth with historic coal seam well

Strike Energy's Jaws-1 appraisal well in the Southern Cooper Basin has intersected coals at a target depth of more than 2000m and remains on the cusp of making history as the first coal seam gas well to commercially flow hydrocarbons from extreme depths in Australia. The vertical well will later meet a horizontal well extending 800m in preparation for a seven-stage hydraulic stimulation program.


Runners of the week

Company NameOpenPeak
Blina Minerals0.00100.0020
Tando Resources0.44000.8750
Korab Resources0.03400.0630
Alloy Resources0.00600.0110
Hawkstone Mining0.03200.0540
Tyranna Resources0.01900.0310
Coziron Resources0.01800.0290
WestStar Industrial0.01700.0260
King River Copper0.12500.1900
3D Resources0.00400.0060

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