Key market indices closed higher around the globe yesterday and the S&P/ASX200 was up at the time of writing.
Copper rallied to its highest level since July on the London Metal Exchange yesterday, reaching US$6,149 per tonne on lates, according to Marex Spectron.
Antofagasta (LSE: ANTO) enjoyed a gain of 5.1%.
Meanwhile, Wednesday's release of FOMC minutes showed the US Federal Reserve was remaining patient regarding rate rises.
"It is fair to say the dovish stance has been priced in," JonesTrading chief market strategist Michael O'Rourke told Bloomberg.
The spot gold price remains around a 10-month high of US$1,340 an ounce.
Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) added to the previous day's gains with a further rise of 2.49%.
However gold equities were lower in Australian trade.
St Barbara (ASX: SBM) was down more than 8% at the time of writing but remains at the upper end of its 52-week range.
Metals and mining stocks were 0.85% higher overall on Toronto's S&P/TSX Composite Index yesterday.
Teck Resources (TSX: TECK.B) was one of the bigger risers, up 4.96%.
Base metal futures were mixed in Asian trade this afternoon.
Finally, increasingly popular Quebec gold junior Amex Exploration - which spent much of 2018 below 10c - shot up 23% yesterday to a seven-year high of $1.28 on no news.