Both the gold patch and the diversified crowd rose 0.3% but it was the lithium stocks that were again at the fore.
Galaxy Resources and Kidman Resources both enjoyed stellar days, while the space had a new producer enter its ranks with Tawana Resources (TAW) reporting first production from its 50%-owned Bald Hill project south of Kambalda.
Tawana becomes the fifth lithium producer to emerge on the ASX in the past couple of years.
For the juniors Peter Reeves' Aura Energy (AEE) jumped 50% intraday and attracted the attention of authorities, with the junior suggesting the strong interest could be a function of its battery metals strategy and/or its gold exploration efforts in Mauritania.
Meanwhile ABM Resources (ABU) was up 33% in late trade as the marke...