Today is a good day for ASX mining shares in general, but three sector participants are blowing their peers out of the water.
They’ve each gained more than 30% in intraday trade on Monday, with one surging by as much as 239%.
For context, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) gained 0.3% today, while the S&P/ASX 200 Resources Index (ASX: XJR) ended 1.61% higher.
So, what’s helped send these ASX mining shares shooting for the stars today? Let’s take a look.
3 ASX mining shares that took off on Monday
Kalium Lakes Ltd (ASX: KLL)
The Kalium Lakes share price was going gangbusters today, reaching 12 cents at its intraday high – representing a 57.8% gain.
As at Monday’s close, the company’s stock had slipped slightly to trade at 10.2 cents, still 34.2% higher than it was at the end of Friday’s session.
While there’s been no recent news out of the potash-focused minerals developer, there have been plenty of headlines regarding its future product.
As the Australian Financial Review reported last week, the world is experiencing a fertiliser shortage.
Russia normally exports around 15% of the world’s fertiliser, according to the publication, while ally Belarus is a major source of potash-based fertiliser.
As both have been hit by sanctions amid surging gas prices, fertiliser is becoming rarer and more expensive.
While that might be bad news for food availability, it could provide a boost to the ASX miner’s bottom line and help drive its share price higher.
Tempest Minerals Ltd (ASX: TEM)
The Tempest Minerals share price was also on the up-and-up on Monday.
At its highest trading point of the day, shares were swapping hands a whopping 291% higher at 9 cents apiece.
At the market close, Tempest shares had gained 278% to trade at 8.7 cents.
Today’s gains come on the back of news the company has struck copper at its Meleya Project’s Orion Target.
Its maiden drillhole struck the visible mineralisation. Assays on the find are now pending.
The news saw the company break a 2-session trading halt.
Far East Gold Ltd (ASX: FEG)
The final ASX mining share recording gains of more than 30% on Monday is one that landed on the exchange only hours ago.
The Far East Gold share price reached a high of 32.5 cents on the day of its float, representing a 62.5% gain on its initial public offering (IPO) price of 20 cents.
While that impressive gain didn’t last – the ASX mining share closed trading 27.5% higher at 25.5 cents – it likely left an impression on market watchers.
The junior explorer holds a portfolio of six gold and copper projects located in Queensland and Indonesia.
At its offer price, with approximately 215.82 million shares outstanding, the company had a market capitalisation of $43 million.
As of its first close, the ASX miner holds a valuation of around $55 million.