With precious metals on the slide - pressured by a stronger USD, the miners saw significant weakness. The ETF of GDX settled -2.3% @ $16.31, closing under the Nov' 2014 low. With Gold set for the $1000 threshold, GDX looks vulnerable to further downside to the $12/10 zone.
It remains the case that if the precious metals continue to slide, the related mining stocks will similarly fall, regardless of however strong the broader market might be.
I am holding to original targets of Gold $1000, with Silver 12/10. If correct, it bodes for GDX in the low teens.. perhaps as low as $12/10.