NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Brigus Gold ( BRD), Vale ( VALE) and Alcoa ( AA) are among a few mining stocks that outperformed the S&P 500 Metals and Mining Index this week gaining 4% to 11%, compared to a 2.1% increase registered by the index. These stocks closed in green, driven by strong company fundamentals.Among the week's laggards, Compania de Minas Buenaventura ( BVN) eroded 4.1%. Allegheny Technologies ( ATI) followed, declining 3.2%. Solitario Exploration & Royalty ( XPL) and James River Coal ( JRCC) shed 2.1% and 1.7%, respectively. Below, the five winners are ordered in terms of one-week returns, lowest to highest.