Proactive headlines: Bloomsbury Publishing, Spectra Systems, Ariana Resources…

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (LON:BMY), the Harry Potter publisher, reported that books continue to fly off the shelves in the first four months of its financial year.


Spectra Systems Corporation (LON:SPSY) said laboratory tests have shown that its Aeris banknote cleaning process also deactivates Covid-19 to below detectable limits during the one-hour cleaning cycle.


Ariana Resources PLC (LON:AAU) said the resources estimate has doubled for the Kepez North area of the Kiziltepe gold-silver joint venture in western Turkey. The Kepez North resource is now estimated to contain about 36,400 ounces of gold and 329,400 ounces of silver.


Bradda Head Holdings Ltd (LON:BHL) has now drilled 141 metres of a planned 991 metres at the Burro Creek East lithium asset in Western Arizona. The purpose of the programme is to twin five existing holes, which didn’t fully extend into the second layer of mineralised clay, and to drill five additional holes to extend the resource and to test the extent and thickness of the clay to the northwest of the existing resource, where consultants SRK believe that the deposit thickens.


Bushveld Minerals Limited (LON:BMN) confirmed higher production and sales volumes in the second quarter ending June 30. Production amounted to 886 metric tonnes (mtV) of vanadium, up from 688 mtV in the preceding quarter, as operational stability improved in the Vametco subsidiary, which earlier this year was impacted by industrial action.


Kavango Resources PLC (LON:KAV) said drilling has started on Target A2 in the northern (Hukuntsi) section of the Kalahari Suture Zone (KSZ) in Botswana.


Plexus Holdings PLC (LON:POS) received the London Stock Exchange’s Green Economy Mark which recognises companies that are ‘driving the global green economy’.


Brunner Investment Trust PLC (LON:BUT) outperformed its benchmark over the past six months with net asset value (NAV) rising 11.4%.


Mosman Oil and Gas Ltd (LON:MSMN) completed an airborne survey to capture gravity and gradiometry data over the EP-145 permit in the Amadeus basin, in Australia.


Custodian REIT (LON:CREI) sold a 5,242 sq ft vacant children’s day nursery in Basingstoke for GBP648,000 or GBP73,000 ahead of the last published valuation.


Union Jack Oil PLC (LON:UJO) said initial results from ongoing well testing on the West Newton B-1Z well in Yorkshire are encouraging.


Argo Blockchain PLC (LON:ARB) said it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement with the US SEC relating to a proposed dual-listing and initial public offering of American Depositary Shares (ADS). The proposed offering is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021.


Condor Gold PLC (LON:CNR, TSX:COG) said it intercepted higher-than-expected gold grades in three drill holes between and along strike of the La India Starter Pits, within the La India project in Nicaragua.


Nuformix PLC (LON:NFX) said its chief executive Anne Brindley has decided to step down from her role.

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