At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite gained 0.42%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TO:LIF), which rose 8.95% or 1.76 points to trade at 21.43 at the close. Meanwhile, Semafo Inc . (TO:SMF) added 7.03% or 0.23 points to end at 3.42 and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TO:IVN) was up 5.68% or 0.230 points to 4.280 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Guyana Goldfields Inc . (TO:GUY), which fell 6.56% or 0.280 points to trade at 3.990 at the close. Pretium Resources Inc. (TO:PVG) declined 5.49% or 0.58 points to end at 9.98 and Kinross Gold Corporation (TO:K) was down 5.27% or 0.31 points to 5.57.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 601 to 480 and 139 ended unchanged.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 16.15% to 12.73.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.03% or 13.65 to $1311.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.26% or 0.13 to hit $50.31 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.31% or 0.17 to trade at $55.45 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.87% to 0.8132, while CAD/EUR fell 0.89% to 0.6802.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 91.81.