Eldorado closed up more than 12%, thanks to optimism surrounding a possible business-friendly outcome from a snap election called in Greece, where the company has faced long-running permitting delays.
Rio Tinto's ASX-listed shares hit their highest point in almost 11 years in morning trade, following a buy call from Goldman Sachs and news Vale's Brucutu iron ore mine is unlikely to return to full capacity "any time soon".
The miner's London-listed shares had peaked in mid-April.
The MySteel Australian fines 62% iron ore price is at a five-year high of US$107.50 per tonne due to supply concerns in the wake of Vale's fatal Brumadinho tailings dam failure in January and cyclone-related production setbacks earlier this year in the Pilbara.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Arabian Mining Company, known as Maaden, closed down 9.5% yesterday amid reports it was considering a raising of up to $5 billion through a rights offering.
The offering would be the largest since Bayer AG raised $7 billion last June, according to Bloomberg.
US and UK market futures are indicating a positive start today after both were closed for holidays yesterday.