Miners walloped the FTSE 100 today

Mining shares hammered down the FTSE 100 today.

The UK share index closed down 1.19% or 79.26 points lower, ending the week on 6575.75:

Investor concerns that Chinese economic woes will weigh on commodities prices pulled the rug out from under the miners. Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and Glencore all fell more than 3%, while Antofagasta (below) suffered a huge 6.28% collapse.

Google FinanceAntofagasta crumbles.

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