Zinc-focused Trevali Mining (TSX: TV) gained 16% yesterday and diversified Hudbay Minerals (TSX: HBM) was up 2.47% in Canada.
Toronto's metals and mining stocks had closed up 0.11% on the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The gold patch was down 0.39% but the diversified sector was up 1.95% with First Quantum Minerals (TSX: FM) up 2.3%.
Similarly in Australia, S&P/ASX200 gold stocks were off about 1.75% at the time of writing but the diversified sector was up 1.1%.
New Century Resources (ASX: NCZ) which is nearing the restart of the Century zinc mine in Queensland was up more than 4% in afternoon trade.
Among the larger capitalised stocks, miner and mining services company Mineral Resources (ASX: MIN) was up close to 8%.
It is jointly developing a graphite pilot plant with junior Hazer Group (ASX: HZR), which today said pre-pilot plant testing was complete and showing production rate improvements in the order of 400%. Hazer was more than 21% higher this afternoon.
BHP (ASX: BHP) was up more than 0.3% following on from yesterday's gain on strong yearly operational results.
Finally in London, the FTSE100 metals and mining sector had closed 1.71% higher, with gains across the board including Glencore's (LSE: GLEN) 1.72%.