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Conroy Gold and Natural Resources PLC (AIM:CGNR, FRA:FKV1) has discovered an extensive new gold-in-soil target on its licence area in the Longford-Down Massif in Ireland.

Scancell Holdings PLC (LSE:SCLP, FRA:SCP) said its phase I clinical trial of potential next-generation Covid vaccine has been given the green light by South African regulators. The company also said Professor Lindy Durrant has been appointed chief executive of the drug developer – a role she previously split with Dr Cliff Holloway.

Samarkand Group PLC (AQSE:SMK), the cross-border eCommerce technology solution provider focused on China, saw revenues triple in the financial year to the end of March.

CMC Markets PLC (LSE:CMCX, FRA:T8Q) said trading activity had continued at healthy Ievels in the first three months of its current fiscal year albeit below the exceptional volumes seen in the previous twelve months.

DiscoverIE Group PLC said its performance in the first quarter of its financial year was ahead of the board’s expectations.

Caerus Mineral Resources Plc (LSE:CMRS) has offloaded the Black Pine nickel-cobalt project and associated licences in Southern Cyprus for GBP0.5mln (A$0.9mln) in a cash and shares deal with Aeramentum Resources Pty Ltd.

Zoetic International PLC (LSE:ZOE, OTCQX:ZOEIF) announced plans to rebrand as Chill Brands Group plc and Chill will be renamed CHILL.COM.

Kodal Minerals PLC (LSE:KOD) said drilling results returned wide, high-grade intersections of gold mineralisation at the Nielle Concession in northern Cote d’Ivoire.

4D pharma PLC (AIM:DDDD, NASDAQ:LBPS, FRA:4DY) has unveiled a senior secured credit facility for up to US$30mln with Oxford Finance, a specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies.

Mode Global Holdings PLC (LSE:MODE, FRA:MOC) has partnered with Young Lives vs Cancer to make it easier and cheaper to donate via the Mode app.

Oriole Resources PLC (LSE:ORR, FRA:S1Y) said joint venture partner IAMGOLD Corporation has completed its Phase 1 drilling programme at the Fare prospect and partially completed a Phase 2 drilling programme at the Madina Bafe prospect, both part of the Senala project in Senegal.

Open Orphan PLC (AIM:ORPH, FRA:CRO) has secured a contract to supply consultancy services to support a Phase II trial in Onchocerciasis Disease, an infectious disease commonly known as river blindness.

ADM Energy PLC (AIM:ADME), a West-Africa focused natural resources investor, said non-executive chairman Peter Francis will step down for personal reasons on August 2 and Oliver Andrews will take over the role.

Metal Tiger PLC (AIM:MTR) highlighted quarterly updates from Sandfire Resources Ltd and two more of its natural resource investments.

Argo Blockchain PLC (LSE:ARB, OTCQX:ARBKF, FRA:0XP) has issued an update on several board appointments and resignations.

The key performance indicators were all pointing in the right direction for Mailbox REIT PLC, which declared a maiden dividend on Thursday.

Applied Graphene Materials PLC (AIM:AGM, FRA:94A, OTCQB:APGMF) said it has launched a new range of eco-friendly graphene nanoplatelet dispersions that will improve the sustainability of paints, coatings and composite materials.

Greencoat UK Wind PLC (LSE:UKW, FRA:3GC) said its half-year performance was “solid” with “continued strong cash generation”.

Coinsilium Group Limited has updated investors on the build and development of a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace by its Gibraltar subsidiary, Nifty Labs Limited.

Minds + Machines Group Limited said it has agreed to extend the longstop date for the transfer of its 27 top-level domains and related assets to Registry Services LLC to August 23 from August 7.

Curzon Energy PLC (LSE:CZN) said under the terms of the letter on intent initially announced on February 3, Poseidon Enhanced Technologies has informed the company of a further extension of the existing exclusivity period through September 1, 2021, adding that the parties continue to work towards the execution and delivery of a definitive purchase agreement, contemplating a reverse takeover of Curzon by Poseidon.

Argentex Group PLC (AIM:AGFX) said its Annual General Meeting for 2021 will now take place as a closed meeting on August 4 at 2:30pm.

Bacanora Lithium PLC said the put up or shut up deadline for its acquisition by Ganfeng has been extended to 5pm London time on August 26, 2021.

Jangada Mines PLC (AIM:JAN, FRA:JMU) reported a 45% jump in estimated resources at its Pitombeiras ferrovanadium project in Brazil.

Base Resources Limited (AIM:BSE, ASX:BSE, FRA:B4Z) highlighted ongoing strong demand and said all its products are supported by price increases in the quarter. The company, in its quarterly update, additionally told investors it has achieved production guidance for the 2021 financial year. Rutile production totalled 73,248 tonnes (against guidance of 70,000 to 80,000), 317,276 tonnes of ilmenite (300,000 to 320,000) and 27,122 tonnes of zircon (26,000 to 28,000).

i3 Energy PLC completed operations for two new wells in the Marten Hills project, Canada, which are now in production, with a clean-up process presently underway.

Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) PLC told investors the proppant squeeze operation on the Ashover Grit reservoir interval in the Wressle-1 well in North Lincolnshire has been completed safely and successfully.

Zephyr Energy PLC said seven wells it has interests in at the Williston Basin project in North Dakota are now in production.

Bradda Head Holdings Ltd (AIM:BHL) (AIM:BHL) has doubled the size of its acreage in Western Arizona through staking ground adjacent to its existing land package.

Genel Energy PLC (LSE:GENL, FRA:4VL, OTC:GEGYF) updated investors on operations at Tawke PSC, in Kurdistan, where combined production from the Tawke and Peshkabir oil fields averaged 110,300 barrels of oil per day in the second quarter.

Anglesey Mining PLC (LSE:AYM, FRA:4AO) has appointed Jonathan Battershill as chief executive with effect from 1 August 2021. Battershill is a mining geology graduate from Camborne School of Mines and has extensive experience both in operations and in finance in Australia and in the UK.

Powerhouse Energy Group PLC (AIM:PHE, FRA:BT81)’s executive chairman has said the company’s construction of its first commercial-scale plant at Protos remains its “top priority”.


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