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S&P/ASX 200 runs out of steam but adds to the weeks gain of 1.6%

S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) failed to hold onto its early gain of 1.1% by closing 6 points or 0.1% higher at 5,942 47.

Todays small rise added to the weeks advance of 1.6% but fell short of regaining the 2.5% loss from the week before.

Three of the four major banks ended the day in the red, with ANZ Bank (ASX:ANZ) down 1.7%.

Major miners BHP Group (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) weighed in with declines of 1.91% and 1.36% respectively.

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Top gainers on the ASX today include 9 Spokes International Ltd (ASX:9SP) (+25.00%), Moho Resources Ltd (ASX:MOH) (+14.29%), Ioneer Ltd (ASX:INR) (+9.52%) and Archtis Ltd (ASX:AR9) (+48.21%).

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Whitebark Energy set to increase production from Rex-3 well after installing new subsurface pump[hhmc]
Whitebark Energy Ltd (ASX:WBE) will recommence production from Rex-3 well following the installation of a subsurface pump in the well. The well has flowed to surface unaided for five months, illustrating the quality..

S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) failed to hold onto its early gain of 1.1% by closing 6 points or 0.1% higher at 5,942 47.

Todays small rise added to the weeks advance of 1.6% but fell short of regaining the 2.5% loss from the week before.

Three of the four major banks ended the day in the red, with ANZ Bank (ASX:ANZ) down 1.7%.

Major miners BHP Group (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) weighed in with declines of 1.91% and 1.36% respectively.

Top gainers


Top gainers on the ASX today include 9 Spokes International Ltd (ASX:9SP) (+25.00%), Moho Resources Ltd (ASX:MOH) (+14.29%), Ioneer Ltd (ASX:INR) (+9.52%) and Archtis Ltd (ASX:AR9) (+48.21%).

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Whitebark Energy set to increase production from Rex-3 well after installing new subsurface pump


Whitebark Energy Ltd (ASX:WBE) will recommence production from Rex-3 well following the installation of a subsurface pump in the well. The well has flowed to surface unaided for five months, illustrating the quality of the reservoir, but now requires the assistance of a subsurface pump to increase production. The work is expected to commence over the weekend and require seven to ten days to be completed.

Chase Mining's strongly supported share purchase plan results in scale-back


Chase Mining Corporation Ltd (ASX:CML) has raised $750,000 through its share purchase plan with the strong interest received requiring applications to be scaled back. Eligible shareholders were entitled to be issued up to $30,000 worth of shares in the company at the SPP issue price of 1.25 cents per share.

Venus Metals encouraged by progress at Youanmi regional joint venture gold projects


Venus Metals Corporation Ltd (ASX:VMC) is encouraged by the progress being made with exploration at the Youanmi regional gold joint venture projects in Western Australia. These are held in various joint ventures with Rox Resources Ltd with the partners preparing for reverse circulation (RC) and aircore (AC) drilling at Penny West Deep South prospect within the wider Youanmi exploration project.Australian Mines completes cobalt and nickel offtake sample production runs from Sconi ore

Australian Mines completes cobalt and nickel offtake sample production runs from Sconi ore


Australian Mines Limited (ASX:AUZ) (OTCMKTS:AMSLF) (FRA:MJH) has completed demonstration plant production runs to supply battery-grade cobalt sulphate and nickel sulphate to potential offtake partners. These runs at the plant in Perth processed ore from the companys Sconi Cobalt-Nickel-Scandium Project in North Queensland to create high purity on-spec nickel sulphate and cobalt sulphate crystals. These samples will now also be tested by each of the individual potential offtake partners.

Predictive Discovery strengthens Guinea gold position with grant of Saman exploration permit


Predictive Discovery Ltd (ASX:PDI) has been granted an exploration permit over the Saman Gold Project, strengthening its land position in Guineas Siguiri Basin. The new permit is adjacent to Predictives Kaninko permit and may contain a possible northern extension to the northern-most mineralisedRead More – Source

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S&P/ASX 200 drops 2.4% this week over worries of rising COVID-19 cases worldwide

S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) closed 0.6% down today following news of another 288 COVID-19 cases in Victoria, a new daily record, and US futures also sliding into negative territory.

The biggest losses have been among the likes of energy and materials following a 2-3% fall in oil prices in overnight trade.

This weighed on local oil and gas producers with Oil Search (ASX:OSH) down the most with a loss of 4.1% while Woodside (ASX:WPL) and Origin Energy (ASX:ORG) dropped more than 2.2%.

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306 new COVID-19 cases were recorded across Australia today, with Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory all seeing a rise in new infections.

In the US, more than 60,500 new COVID-19 infections were reported on Thursday, according to Reuters, setting a new one-day record.

As infections rose in 41 of the 50 states over the last two weeks, the US has become increasingly divided on issues such as the reopening of schools and businesses.

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S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) closed 0.6% down today following news of another 288 COVID-19 cases in Victoria, a new daily record, and US futures also sliding into negative territory.

The biggest losses have been among the likes of energy and materials following a 2-3% fall in oil prices in overnight trade.

This weighed on local oil and gas producers with Oil Search (ASX:OSH) down the most with a loss of 4.1% while Woodside (ASX:WPL) and Origin Energy (ASX:ORG) dropped more than 2.2%.

COVID-19 update


306 new COVID-19 cases were recorded across Australia today, with Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory all seeing a rise in new infections.

In the US, more than 60,500 new COVID-19 infections were reported on Thursday, according to Reuters, setting a new one-day record.

As infections rose in 41 of the 50 states over the last two weeks, the US has become increasingly divided on issues such as the reopening of schools and businesses.

Top gainers


Todays top gainers on the ASX include VIP Gloves Ltd (ASX:VIP) (+10.00%), Artemis Resources Ltd (ASX:ARV) (+14.29%), Comet Resources Limited (ASX:CRL) (+13.33%), Esense-Lab Ltd (ASX:ESE) (+11.11%) and Archtis Ltd (ASX:AR9) (+12.50%).

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Legend Minings ongoing hits of thick, massive nickel-copper sulphides are highly encouraging: Euroz


Legend Mining Ltd (ASX:LEG) recently added to the robust nature of Mawson prospect within the Rockford Project in WAs Fraser Range with an intersection of 4.5 metres at 3.05% nickel, 2.32% copper and 0.19% cobalt – the best grades to date. Euroz has reiterated its speculative buy rating for Legend with a price target of 30 cents per share (current price: 14 cents) after the recent high-grade drilling results.

Red River Resources sets new quarterly copper production record


Red River Resources Limited (ASX:RVR) has achieved record copper production at its Thalanga Operation in Northern Queensland for the quarter ending June 30, 2020. An increase in copper grade of ore milled to 1.0% and a record copper recovery to copper concentrate of 84.7% resulted in quarterly production of 2,697 tonnes of high-quality copper concentrate, compared to 2,310 tonnes in the previous quarter.

Andromeda Metals' maiden halloysite-kaolin reserve supports 26-year mine life


Andromeda Metals Ltds (ASX:ADN) 12.5 million tonnes maiden ore reserve at Careys Well deposit within the Poochera Halloysite-Kaolin Project JV in South Australia supports a 26-year mine life at an annual mining rate of 500,000 tonnes. The reserve of bright white kaolinised granite in the probable category comprises 15% halloysite and 78% kaolinite in the minus 45-micron fraction.

Bellevue Gold fields strong support for $100 million placement, reflecting quality of project


Bellevue Gold Ltd's (ASX:BGL) $100 million fully underwritten share placement has been strongly supported on the back of its impressive gold story with firm commitments from institutional investors for the issue of 100 million new shares at $1.00 per share. There was strong demand from domestic and offshore institutions with the book multiple times covered over the placement amount.

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Legend Minings ongoing hits of thick, massive nickel-copper sulphides are highly encouraging: Euroz

Legend Mining Ltd (ASX:LEG) recently added to the robust nature of Mawson prospect within the Rockford Project in WAs Fraser Range with an intersection of 4.5 metres at 3.05% nickel, 2.32% copper and 0.19% cobalt – the best grades to date.

Euroz has reiterated its speculative buy rating for Legend with a price target of 30 cents per share (current price: 14 cents) after the recent high-grade drilling results.

The stockbroker believes on-going hits of thick, massive nickel-copper sulphides are highly encouraging in terms of the evolution of a major new discovery.

The following is an extract from Euroz research update on Legend:

Assay Results from RKDD015 and RKDD018 at Mawson
Key Points[hhmc]

LEG has announced assay results received from diamond drillholes RKDD015 and RKDD018 at Mawson;
We highlight the consistency of these results with those that gave rise to the original discovery hole (#7) and that otherwise occur proximal to the ongoing following massive sulphide intersections ..

Legend Mining Ltd (ASX:LEG) recently added to the robust nature of Mawson prospect within the Rockford Project in WAs Fraser Range with an intersection of 4.5 metres at 3.05% nickel, 2.32% copper and 0.19% cobalt – the best grades to date.

Euroz has reiterated its speculative buy rating for Legend with a price target of 30 cents per share (current price: 14 cents) after the recent high-grade drilling results.

The stockbroker believes on-going hits of thick, massive nickel-copper sulphides are highly encouraging in terms of the evolution of a major new discovery.

The following is an extract from Euroz research update on Legend:

Assay Results from RKDD015 and RKDD018 at Mawson

Key Points

  • LEG has announced assay results received from diamond drillholes RKDD015 and RKDD018 at Mawson;
  • We highlight the consistency of these results with those that gave rise to the original discovery hole (#7) and that otherwise occur proximal to the ongoing following massive sulphide intersections as follows;
  • RKDD018:
    • 19.2m @ 1.69% Ni, 1.23% Cu, 0.09% from 97.9m (incl. 4.5m @ 3.05% Ni, 2.32% Cu, 0.19% Co from 103.7m;
    • 34.65m @ 0.51% Ni, 0.35% Cu, 0.03% Co from 130.7m;
  • The grades contained in the above 4.5m intercept in hole 18 are the best seen to date at Mawson;
  • RKDD018 was designed to test the eastern extension of sulphide mineralisation in both the upper disseminated and lower massive sulphide intervals intersected in RKDD008;
  • Of particular note was the “leopard textures” encountered. Per the Voiseys Bay analogue, leopard textures are considered to indicate close proximity to an ultramafic intrusive source;
  • RKDD015:
    • 73.5m @ 0.32% Ni, 0.29% Cu, 0.02% Co from 87.5m;
    • 24.3m @ 0.22%, Ni 0.26% Cu, 0.02% Co from 279m;
  • RKDD015 was designed to test the northern extension of massive sulphide mineralisation in RKDD011 and the eastern extension of the upper sulphide zone in RKDD007;
  • LEG is progressing its 3,000m RC drilling programme over the next month;
  • We anticipate an extension of the program with further positive results and incorporation of diamond tails where warranted, with diamond drilling to follow in a success case;
  • The aircore anomalism continues to build in the eastern shadow of the main gravity feature;
  • We note substantial infill on the previous update, that is exhibiting a coherent cluster of geochem anomalism immediately adjacent to the main gravity features;
  • Furthermore, 2D modelling of these gravity features suggest densities consistent with mafic and ultramafic packages that to date appear to be possible sRead More – Source
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Calima Energy to outline production plan for Montney Formation at Proactive Oil & Gas webinar

Calima Energy Ltd (ASX:CE1) will present its plan to bring three wells at the highly ranked Montney Formation in British Columbia, Canada, into production during Proactives Oil & Gas webinar this Tuesday, June 14.

Regarded as one of the top-ranked resource plays in North America and the companys main asset, the Montney Formation is where Calima holds a 100% interest in more than 60,000 acres of drilling and production rights.

Calima's CFO Mark Freeman will make the presentation at the Proactive online forum.

After drilling was conducted on the three wells in 2019, Calima has been focused on a Field Development Plan (FDP) to bring the acreage into production.

The FDP provides the basis for a qualified reserves statement and is the foundation upon which Calimas landholdings in British Columbia can be promoted to prospective partners and financiers.

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Calima acquired the Tommy Lakes infrastructure in April, which president Michael Dobovich said was a ..

Calima Energy Ltd (ASX:CE1) will present its plan to bring three wells at the highly ranked Montney Formation in British Columbia, Canada, into production during Proactives Oil & Gas webinar this Tuesday, June 14.

Regarded as one of the top-ranked resource plays in North America and the companys main asset, the Montney Formation is where Calima holds a 100% interest in more than 60,000 acres of drilling and production rights.

Calima's CFO Mark Freeman will make the presentation at the Proactive online forum.

After drilling was conducted on the three wells in 2019, Calima has been focused on a Field Development Plan (FDP) to bring the acreage into production.

The FDP provides the basis for a qualified reserves statement and is the foundation upon which Calimas landholdings in British Columbia can be promoted to prospective partners and financiers.

Tommy Lakes acquisition


Calima acquired the Tommy Lakes infrastructure in April, which president Michael Dobovich said was a milestone for the company as it could potentially bring the Calima Lands into production within six to nine months.

He said: “The suspension operations have been done to a very high level and in a manner which allows them to be re-started efficiently when the Calima Lands are brought into production.”

Highlights of the facility include:

  • Cost-efficient access to North River Midstream pipeline and the Jedney processing facility;
  • Access to regional markets through the major pipeline networks including, NGTL, Alliane and T-North;
  • Gathering pipelines, compression facilities and associated faclilites capable of transporting up to 50 Mmcf/d of gas and 2,500 bbls/d of condensate;
  • Field office with a control centre and flexible camp facilities suitable for drilling operations;
  • Year-round condensate storage and off-loading facilities; and
  • Only 20 kilometres from Calima Lands with approval to build connecting pipeline already secured.

Calima believes it is well-positioned going forward with a substantial primary gas resource, a gas and liquids facility connected to sales markets, reduced overheads and a working capital position that will support the business through to early 2022.

Three companies presenting


Three companies will present at the webinar including Calima, Carnarvon PRead More – Source

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