Resources rally

MINING stocks surged into positive ground today, with the rest of the market also booking solid gains.

The S&P/ASX 200 rose 47 points or 0.8% to 5146, with resource stocks some of the best performers.

BHP Billiton was up 2.7% to $A24.65 while Rio Tinto gained 1.4% to $52.01.

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