Base metals futures were mixed in Asian trade with tin and zinc showing gains but copper lower at the time of writing.
The spot gold price is a little higher than this time yesterday, above US$1,209 an ounce.
Metals and mining stocks closed up 1.5% on the S&P500 yesterday and up 1.27% on the S&P/TSX Composite Index in Toronto.
Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) continued its upward path, gaining a further 3.21% after the company last week reassured shareholders and co-founded a body to engage with the DRC government over its new mining code.
Detour Gold (TSX: DGC) closed 3.82% higher as it announced a special shareholders meeting for December that had been requisitioned by activist shareholder Paulson & Co.
In Australian trade this afternoon, metals and mining stocks were up more than 1% with the gold patch 0.8% higher at the time of writing.
Galaxy Resources (ASX: GXY) was up 4.87% in late afternoon trade after the POSCO board approved the US$280 million cash purchase of a package of Argentine lithium tenements.
London markets reopen today after a long weekend.