With the overall ASX 200 losing about 0.3%, buying of the conventional mining sector was a feature, with base metal futures on the rise in Asian trade – including copper being up a reassuring – for the bulls – 1.55% as the ASX closed-in on closing.
The gold patch though was not in favour.
Despite bullion moving up to levels about US$1323 per ounce, from $1316/oz at the start of the day, the patch lost nearly 1%.
Leading stock for the day was lithium producer Galaxy Resources with coal mob Yancoal making for an incongruous quinella.
Among the juniors, it was all pretty lame.
Berkut Minerals (BMT) got a 20% uptick from investors after it reported a m...