BUZZ-Mining stocks fall as gold prices slip

Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:32pm EDT
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** Mining stocks were among the worst performers on Monday as gold fell 1.33 percent

** Hopes for deal in Greek debt talks sapped demand for the metal, seen as a safe-haven asset

** PHLX gold/silver index was down 1.4 percent; NYSE Arca gold bugs index off 1.3 percent

** Newmont Mining Corp, down 3.1 percent to $23.89 was among the worst performers on the S&P 500

** U.S.-listed shares of South African miners Harmony Gold , down 4.8 percent to $1.39, and AngloGold Ashanti Ltd , down 2.8 percent to $9.02, lost ground as wage talks with unions began