The gold price is slightly higher than at this point yesterday, trading at US$1,299.60 on the spot market.
Mali gold explorer Compass Gold (TSXV: CVB) gained 19.05% yesterday to 50c, having identified "four discrete gold anomalies" at its Sikasso project last month.
Papua New Guinea gold miner K92 Mining (TSXV: KNT) hit a 52-week high yesterday, gaining 12.5% to C90c despite no news since announcing high-grade results in Kora North extension drilling earlier this month.
Cornerstone Metals (TSXV: CCC) also touched 52-week high intraday of C$1 but closed down more than 8% to 90c. Its shares have traded below 40c for much of the past year.
The company had yesterday pointed to the US House of Representatives passing Amendment #122 to streamline critical and strategic minerals projects, saying it "could help fast track" its Carlin vanadium project in Nevada.
At the bigger end of town, Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) closed down 0.2% in New York, while Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO) closed almost 0.3% higher in London.
BHP (ASX: BHP) was up a similar amount and lithium producer Orocobre (ASX: ORE) was one of the bigger gainers on the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index, up more than 5%, in afternoon Australian trade.