BUZZ-Mining companies: Gold, silver prices rise

Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:25am EDT
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** Gold prices rise as dollar eases and U.S. air strikes add to global tension and safe-asset demand, sending U.S.-listed stocks of gold and silver miners up

** Yamana Gold Inc up 2.3 pct premarket; Eldorado Gold Corp up 3 pct; Harmony Gold Mining up 2.6 pct; Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd up 1.5 pct; Silver Wheaton Corp up 1 pct; AngloGold Ashanti Ltd up 1.5 pct; Hecla Mining Co up 2.3 pct; Coeur Mining Inc up 2 pct; Silver Standard Resources Inc up 2.2 pct; Royal Gold Inc up 1.8 pct; Randgold Resources Ltd up 1.6 pct

** Spot gold rises 1.4 percent to $1,232.20 an ounce by 1204 GMT after dropping for two straight days and reaching its lowest since Jan 2 on Monday

** Silver rises 0.9 percent to $17.85 an ounce, after slipping to a four-year low of $17.30 on Monday