And the gains were broad based, led by the gold patch moving more than 2.6%.
Specific mining equities enjoying better sentiment for metals included the lithium trio of Pilbara, Galaxy and Orocobre, all who had excellent market sessions with gains of 7% or more.
For the juniors, Pacifico Minerals (PMY) enjoyed some good headline action being up 50% in late trade on passable turnover.
The stock is up around levels it was 12 months ago and more or less at the same price it was two years ago.
The junior with some “names” on its board has recently been on the presentation trail promoting its copper and zinc efforts and/or ground in the McArthur River region of Northern Territo...