If you look at Level 2 quotes, there is very little on the ask side. Just 11K shares at 2.13 and 2.14. After that there is very little at the way up to $2.25. It seems that there has been seller exhaustion and those that wanted to get out/take profits have already done so.
With Gold making a big move today, there should be more buyers emerging as confidence increases that the price gains will stick today.
Based on this, I think we may see a big move in NES this afternoon.