The S&P/TSX Composite Index (INDEXTSI:OSPTX) ended last week upat 15,175.99 points, a gain of 1.27 percent.

Gold prices endedthe week down, pulling back from a one-year high touched on September 8. Silver prices dropped as well, as didbase metalsprices. That said,copper rebounded on Friday after losing more than 7 percent since September 5.

Against that backdrop,a number of TSX-listed stocks in the mining sector saw share price increases last week. Twolithium stocksmade the list, as did companies focused on othercommodities. The five biggest gainers were:

Here’s a look at those companies and the factors that moved their share prices last week.

Katanga Mining

Katanga Mining operates a large-scale copper-cobalt mine complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo through two joint ventures. The joint ventures are called Kamoto Copper Company and DRC Copper and Cobalt Project. The company did not release any news last week, but its share price spiked26.92 percent to close the five-day period at $0.99.

Largo Resources

Largo Resources is a strategic minerals company focused on the production of vanadium pentoxide at its Vanadio de Maracas Menchen mine. Largo also has interests in a portfolio of other projects, including theCurrais Novos tungsten tailings project,the Campo Alegre de Lourdesiron-vanadium project and theN