S&P/ASX 200 gains as Nasdaq and S&P 500 continues record run

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S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) has gained 0.22% to 7350 by about 2.15 pm following another session of gains on Wall Street overnight.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite rose 0.3% and 0.2%, respectively, to record closes.

Nearmap, Select Harvest shares jump

Locally, aerial mapping company Nearmap (ASX:NEA) surged 14% after releasing preliminary results for FY21 ahead of its full earnings release in August.

Nearmap’s Annual Contract Value jumped 20% with its North American segment reporting a 54% increase on the year before.

Almond grower Select Harvest (ASX:SHV) rose 17% as it expects almond crops to reach record volumes in 2021.

Global demand for almonds has also seen significant gains particularly in China, India and Europe.

The prices for almonds are also rising due to supply issues caused by the continued drought conditions in California.

Top gainers

Today’s top gainers on the ASX include Carnavale Resources Limited (ASX:CAV) (+14.29%), Northern Minerals Ltd (ASX:NTU) (+8.57%), Poseidon Nickel Ltd (ASX:POS) (+13.33%), Sipa Resources Limited (ASX:SRI) (+12.50%) and Golden State Mining Ltd (ASX:GSM) (+6.67%).

Proactive news headlines:

Golden Rim Resources outlines strong gold mineralisation continuity at Kada

Golden Rim Resources Ltd (ASX:GMR) continues to confirm multiple, broad, sub-parallel zones of gold mineralisation at its Kada Gold Project within Guinea’s Newmont gold resource area.

Havilah Resources strikes 39 metres of 1.62% copper among high-grade hits at East Kalkaroo

Havilah Resources Ltd (ASX:HAV) (FRA:FWL) has received high-grade copper hits of up to 39 metres of 1.62% at East Kalkaroo as it continues to strengthen its large Kalkaroo Copper-Gold-Cobalt Project in South Australia.

Ora Banda directors show confidence in gold strategy through share purchase plan participation

Ora Banda Mining Ltd (ASX:OBM) (FRA:M6N) directors have demonstrated their confidence in the company’s gold strategy by participating in the company’s share purchase plan (SPP) announced on June 8.

Aeris Resources takes advantage of strong copper market through zero net premium option collars

Aeris Resources Ltd (ASX:AIS) has taken advantage of high copper prices by entering into unsecured A$ copper hedges with Macquarie Bank Limited.

Nexus Minerals hits further broad, high-grade porphyry gold at Crusader within Wallbrook Gold Project

Nexus Minerals Ltd (ASX:NXM) has intersected further high-grade, broad porphyry gold at Crusader prospect within the Wallbrook Gold Project in Western Australia with multiple results returning more than 5 g/t gold within the mineralised zone.

Anson Resources begins EM survey to define The Bull drill targets

Anson Resources Ltd (ASX:ASN) (FRA:9MY) has started a fixed loop electromagnetic survey at the company’s 100% owned The Bull project in Western Australia.

ioneer awards FLSmidth engineering and equipment contract for Rhyolite Ridge works

ioneer Ltd (ASX:INR) (OTCMKTS:GSCCF) (FRA:4G1) has awarded a major engineering and equipment contract for the Rhyolite Ridge Lithium-Boron Project in Nevada to Danish firm FLSmidth.

Fenix Resources boosts iron ore production by 27% in June quarter

Fenix Resources Ltd (ASX:FEX) shipped just shy of 281,000 tonnes of iron ore from its WA Iron Ridge Project at an average price of US$185 per tonne during the June quarter.

Great Boulder exercises option to lift Side Well Gold Project stake to 75%

Great Boulder Resources Ltd (ASX:GBR) has exercised its option to acquire a 75% interest in the Side Well Gold Project in Western Australia from Zebina Minerals Pty Ltd.

Matador Mining advances environmental assessment, permitting and stakeholder engagement for Cape Ray Gold Project

Matador Mining Ltd (ASX:MZZ) (OTCMKTS:MZZMF) (FRA:MA3) is advancing development activities across the Cape Ray Gold Project in Newfoundland, Canada, with a suite of key environmental studies nearing completion.

Pantoro confident Mainfield system will extend Norseman mine life with results of up to 5.7 metres at 35.85 g/t gold

Pantoro Ltd (ASX:PNR) (FRA:RKN) is confident that the historic Mainfield system at Norseman Gold Project in Western Australia will extend mine life, after receiving high-grade drilling results up to 5.7 metres at 35.85 gold from an initial drilling program.

Azure Minerals begins exploration at Barton Gold Project as tenement granted

Azure Minerals Ltd (ASX:AZS) (OTCMKTS:AZRMF) has started initial exploration at its wholly-owned Barton Gold Project in WA’s Eastern Goldfields following the granting of an exploration licence.