The Firefinch Ltd (ASX: FFX) share price is deep in the red today.
Shares in the gold miner and lithium developer are currently trading 5.84% lower at 64.5 cents apiece, having at one stage been as low as 63 cents.
Let’s take a look at what’s been dragging Firefinch shares lower.
What’s happening with Firefinch?
Investors have been quick to dump their shares in Firefinch today. Despite the bearish price action, the mining developer has not released any price-sensitive news.
As a result, there are a couple of catalysts that could explain why the Firefinch share price is struggling today.
A second factor could be investors looking to lock in their profits after the recent rally in the Firefinch share price.
More on Firefinch
The Firefinch share price has been receiving increasing attention over the past few weeks.
Most recently, the company made headlines after announcing details of its inclusion in the VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDXJ) via Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR). However, the gold miner and lithium developer retracted the tweet and provided clarification on the error.
Prior to the tweet clarification, shares in Firefinch rallied strongly after the company released a mixed half-year report.
The company realised gold production of 22,525 ounces for the half-year in line with guidance of 21,000-23,500 ounces. However, Firefinch’s net loss for the half-year grew to $6.28 million from $1.07 million.
Firefinch share price snapshot
Firefinch has several promising assets located in Mali. This includes the Morila Gold Mine, in which Firefinch has an 80% interest.
Firefinch runs the Goulamina Lithium Project in Mali, which is a joint venture with the Chinese lithium and chemicals company Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co Ltd.
Despite sinking 7% in today’s session, shares in Firefinch remain 12% higher for the month.
Shares in the gold miner and lithium developer have also been strong for the majority of the year. Since the start of 2021, shares in Firefinch are up an astronomical 250%.