Risers outnumbered fallers on a day without any corporate announcements to give the sector any firm direction.
The sector had four double-digit risers - Edenville Energy (LON:EDL), Weatherly International (LON:WTI), Hochschild Mining (LON:HOC) and GCM Resources (LON:GCM) - up by more than 17.9%, over 17.2%, more than 12.2% and over 12.1% respectively.
The biggest fallers were GoldStone Resources (LON:GRL) and Anglesey Mining (LON:AYM) - down by more than 8.7% ad over 6.2% respectively.
(LON:BEM) Beowulf Mining PLC share price was +0.38p at 6.88p
(LON:BKY) Berkeley Energia Ltd share price was -0.5p at 57.5p
(LON:CEY) Centamin PLC share price was +6p at 141.8p
(LON:CZA) Coal of Africa Ltd share price was +0.03p at 3.2p
(LON:EDL) Edenville Energy PLC share price was +0.07p at 0.46p
(LON:FDI) Firestone Diamonds PLC share price was 0p at 50.75p
(LON:FRES) Fresnillo PLC share price was +83p at 1397p
(LON:GCM) GCM Resources PLC share price was +4p at 37p
(LON:GEMD) Gem Diamonds Ltd share price was -1p at 106.25p
(LON:GRL) GoldStone Resources Ltd share price was -0.13p at 1.3p
(LON:HOC) Hochschild Mining PLC share price was +25.7p at 238.3p
(LON:KMR) Kenmare Resources PLC share price was -0.25p at 245p
(LON:VED) Vedanta Resources PLC share price was +26.5p at 932p
(LON:WTI) Weatherly International PLC share price was +0.13p at 0.85p