Metal prices were mixed, with commodity bull Goldman Sachs arguing the impact of a trade war between the US and China wouldn't significantly impact most commodities.
Meanwhile, gold miners were among the better bigger mining stocks, with Resolute continuing its strong run of late after reporting gold exploration results in and around its flagship Syama operation.
Among the junior set, Greenpower Energy (GPP) spiked 60% after it unveiled a deal to acquire a private company with cobalt farm-in rights in Australia.
The deal comes with Greenpower currently going through some corporate shenanigans with a dreaded (for the incumbents!) 249D lobbing in the in tray of two current directors.
Elsewhere greenfield gold explorer Gladiator Resources (GLA) was up 20%...