StockMarketWire.com - Profit taking resulted in GCM Resources' [LON:GCM] shares falling back after Wednesday's mega surge.

GCM's share price was down by nearly 24% in late afternoon trading offsetting some of the advance made the previous day.

Only Triple Plate Junction (LPN:TPJ) and Chaarat Gold [LON:CGH] issued releases during the day - and neither helped to give any clarity to the sector.

TPJ issuing an update on a director's holding and Chaarat confirming board changes.

TPJ said that further to its announcement on 22 January, Patrick Gorman held 600,000 ordinary shares in addition to holding options over 7,600,000 ordinary shares at the time of his appointment.

Chaarat said that non-executive director Dr Rob Weinberg would be stepping down from the board on 4 May.

Richard Rae will assume Weinberg's responsibilities as chairman of the audit and remuneration committees in due course.

Chairman Christopher Palmer-Tomkinson said: "My fellow directors and I thank Rob for his valuable guidance and contribution to the board over the last three years and join me in wishing him well for the future."

GCM was the sector's biggest faller but there were double-digit drops for Kenmare Resources [LON:KMR], Trans-Siberian Gold [LON:TSG] and Sunkar Resources [LON:SKR].

The biggest risers were Wessex Exploration [LON:WSX] and Oxus Gold [LON:OXS] - up by more than 14.4% and over 12.5% respectively.



At 4:03pm:

[LON:AMI] African Minerals Ltd share price was +1.13p at 163.88p

[LON:AQP] Aquarius Platinum Ltd share price was +0.75p at 38.75p

[LON:BEM] Beowulf Mining PLC share price was +0.14p at 5.01p

[LON:BKY] Berkeley Resources Ltd share price was 0p at 15p

[LON:CEY] Centamin PLC share price was +0.67p at 47.28p

[LON:CGH] Chaarat Gold Holdings Ltd share price was +0.08p at 9.7p

[LON:CHL] Churchill Mining PLC share price was -0.12p at 25.63p

[LON:CZA] Coal of Africa Ltd share price was -0.02p at 5.83p

[LON:FDI] Firestone Diamonds PLC share price was +0.01p at 3.88p

[LON:FRES] Fresnillo PLC share price was -15.5p at 776.5p

[LON:GCM] GCM Resources PLC share price was -6.75p at 21.75p

[LON:GEMD] Gem Diamonds Ltd share price was +0.25p at 158p

[LON:HOC] Hochschild Mining PLC share price was -1p at 161p

[LON:KMR] Kenmare Resources PLC share price was -1.78p at 14.07p

[LON:TPJ] Triple Plate Junction PLC share price was +0.01p at 0.38p

[LON:TSG] Trans-Siberian Gold PLC share price was -1.5p at 12.25p

[LON:VED] Vedanta Resources PLC share price was +8.75p at 819.25p



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