Today, the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) was down 0.86 points, or 0.1 percent, at 882.04 points.

The upbeat trend in US and Asian markets bolstered many exchanges worldwide, but weak Eurozone data from Thursday weighed on investors in neighboring Britain, states Mining stocks in particular were mixed, with some major players gaining and others losing.

Putting on a good performance today was Churchill Mining (LSE:CHL), which rose 32.63 percent, or GBP10.28, to trade at GBP31.50. The company’s principal focus is the development and production of coal assets in Indonesia. Also rising was Nyota Minerals (LSE:NYO), an Australia-based company engaged in gold exploration and development. Nyota gained 17.65 percent, or GBP0.07, to trade at GBP0.40.

On the flip side, Regency Mines (LSE:RGM) today lost 10.14 percent, or GBP0.03, falling to a price of GBP0.31. One of the areas the company concentrates on is nickel exploration and development in Papua New Guinea.