Gold stocks led the way, with multinationals Kirkland and AngloGold the best performed - albeit it does not take much for gains or losses to be seen for those two on the ASX given the usually weak turnover.
The only non-gold stock in the top-10 mining performers for the day was emerging lithium player Kidman.
For the juniors Kalgoorlie gold contender Macphersons Resources (MRP) was showing a 20% gain with it in the midst of a drill program 10km east of Australia's gold capital at its Boorara project.
A promising result was reported from the project late last week.
The more advanced Vango Mining (VAN) enjoyed a similar gain. It is drilling up in the Mid West region of Western Australia as it moves into position to develop its Plutonic Dome gold project....