BUZZ-Gold and silver miners: Precious metal prices rise

Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:31am EST
 
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** U.S.-listed shares of gold and silver miners up in morning trading as prices of precious metals rise

** AngloGold Ashanti Ltd up 8.2 pct at $11.28; Newmont Mining Corp up 6.6 pct at $21.07; Primero Mining Corp up 6.7 pct at $4.43

** Yamana Gold Inc up 6.3 pct at $4.20; Kinross Gold Corp up 5.6 pct at $3.38; Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd up 5.6 pct at $2.85

** Hecla Mining Co up 4.9 pct at $2.98; First Majestic Silver Corp up 5.25 pct at $6.21; Silver Wheaton Corp up 3.1 pct at $23.04;

** Gold rises to a 4-month high as European shares and dollar turned lower after shock move by Switzerland to abandon its three-year cap on the franc sent Europe's shares and bond yields tumbling

** Spot gold up 2.6 pct at $1261.83/ounce; silver up 1.7 pct at $17.12/ounce at 10:15 a.m. ET