New ASX uranium share to hit boards next month and investors are already pouncing

Introducing ASX uranium and lithium miner Aurora Energy Metals…

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Key points

  • Aurora Energy poised for strong debut on the ASX on 16 May 
  • Aurora has reportedly already squared away its $8 million raise
  • The miner is exploring for both uranium and lithium at a time when both minerals are in hot demand

Uranium miners are vying with lithium shares to be the hottest investment trend and there's one new ASX share that's going to satisfy both cravings.

A new ASX initial public offering (IPO) candidate is Aurora Energy Metals. The soon-to-be-listed miner looks poised to make a strong debut on our bourse on 16 May, according to The Australian.

Aurora Energy's $8 million capital raising, as part of the IPO, has already been covered by unnamed buyers, according to the report.

Why new ASX uranium shares are in hot demand

It would be surprising if this new ASX enlistee did not receive strong interest. After all, the Perth-based miner is hunting for both lithium and uranium. It is planning on splitting the cash evenly to explore for both minerals in Oregon in the United States.

ASX investors can't get enough of either mineral. Uranium has come roaring back into fashion as the West looks to cut its dependency on Russian energy exports. Nuclear power is also seen as one way to cut emissions.

IPO comes as uranium and lithium share prices fire up

You only need to look at the surging Paladin Energy Ltd (ASX: PDN) share price and Deep Yellow Limited (ASX: DYL) share price as a gauge.

The Paladin share price has rallied 122% while the Deep Yellow share price has gained 76% over the past year.

Lithium shares are also on fire thanks to predictions that supply can't keep up with electric vehicle demand.

The Allkem Ltd (ASX: AKE) share price and Pilbara Minerals Ltd (ASX: PLS) share price have both more than doubled in the past 12 months.

Strong backing for the Aurora Energy IPO

Aurora Energy couldn't have picked a more opportune time to ride the wave. Many on its board have strong links to the ASX mining sector, too.

The Mitchell River Group, which was involved with Pilbara Minerals, will get a seat on the Aurora Energy board, noted The Australian. The ex-managing director of Deep Yellow, Greg Cochran, will be leading Aurora Energy.

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The miner has already indicated a resource of 36.7 million pounds of uranium at its Oregon project. It's hoping to expand this through exploration.

If that wasn't enough to fire up the imagination of ASX investors, Aurora Energy also believes there is lithium in and around its uranium deposit.

Motley Fool contributor Brendon Lau owns Allkem Limited. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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