Metal prices were less than encouraging and stocks followed suit with few at the top end of town in positive territory.
Leader Canadian-Australian gold miner Kirkland was traded lightly, while the next best, OceanaGold, yesterday reported good exploration results.
Among the juniors, approval for the Jindalee Resources (JRL) makeover as a North American lithium play continued to attract investors, albeit the 43% gain in late trade was not achieved on large turnover. Indeed quite the contrary.
It was a similar market situation at iron ore junior Athena Resources (AHN), although its gain of more than 40% was on even weaker turnover than that seen at Jindalee.
Another in the smaller capitalised space being bought-up was Senegal-focused phosphate junior Ave...