The S&P/ASX 200 Resources Index (ASX: XJR) finished in the green today, but three ASX 200 mining shares soared higher than the index.
The ASX 200 Resources Index climbed 1.49% to 5,796.2 points. For comparison, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) also jumped 0.82% today.
Let’s take a look at which ASX 200 mining shares had a stellar day.
Pilbara Minerals (ASX: PLS)
The Pilbara Minerals share price surged 7.6% today. The company is one of many ASX lithium shares to enjoy a day in the green.
As my Foolish colleague James reported, this market sentiment appeared to be driven by a strong result from lithium giant Livent Corp (NSYE: LTHM) in the United States. Livent shares exploded 30% after the company performed ahead of market expectations. CEO Paul Graves spoke highly of the global lithium market. He commented: “Strong lithium demand has continued in 2022.”
Pilbara’s share price has surged 141% in a year but is down 11.5% this year to date. The company recently reported lithium prices jumped to record highs in the quarter ended March.
Core Lithium Ltd (ASX: CXO)
The Core Lithium share price rocketed 8.75% today. The company’s share price has risen 121% year to date and 392% over the past 12 months.
Core Lithium shares leapt today amid a strong day for ASX lithium shares. Other ASX lithium shares to rise include Allkem Ltd (ASX: AKE), up 4.79%, Lake Resources N.L. (ASX: LKE), up 5.69%, and Liontown Resources Limited (ASX: LTR), up 7.72%.
Core Lithium has recently received environmental approval for the BP33 underground mine in the Northern Territory.
Chalice Mining Ltd (ASX: CHN)
Chalice Mining shares leapt 5.43% today. Chalice is exploring the Jumilar nickel, copper, and platinum group elements (PGE) project in the Avon region of Western Australia.
Copper prices are up 1.76% to US$4.4045 a pound, Trading Economics data shows. However, nickel prices have fallen 1.18%.
Chalice presented at the Macquarie 2022 Australia conference on Wednesday. The company noted Jumilar has the potential to be a “globally significant” source of class 1 nickel. Chalice said: “Julimar’s proximity to WA’s world-class power grid and infrastructure make it uniquely positioned to deliver low carbon intensity metals.”
The Chalice Mining share price has gained 5% over the past 12 months but is down 25% so far this year.
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