August 7, 2015 / 2:53 PM / in 2 years

BUZZ-Gold and silver miners: Precious metal prices rise

** U.S.-listed shares of gold and silver miners up 3-15 pct in morning trade

** Gold steadied on Friday as investors assessed U.S. non-farm payrolls data that could open the door to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September

** Gold prices rose as much as $8.79 to $1097.80 an ounce, after hitting a session low of $1,082.76 immediately after the U.S. jobs report

** Seabridge Gold Inc up 15.2 pct; Barrick Gold Corp 6 pct; Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd 5 pct; Iamgold Corp 4.6 pct; Yamana Gold Inc up 4.5 pct

** Primero Mining Corp 4 pct; Kinross Gold Corp 3.8 pct; AngloGold Ashanti Ltd up 3 pct

** Silver prices rose 2.7 pct to $14.97 an ounce

** Endeavour Silver Corp up 8 pct; First Majestic Silver Corp 5.6 pct; Hecla Mining Co 4.7 pct; Fortuna Silver Mines Inc 4.2 pct

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