BUZZ-Gold and silver miners: Gold jumps after weak US jobs data

Fri Oct 2, 2015 10:10am EDT
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** U.S.-listed shares of gold and silver miners up as metal prices rise on Friday after falling to 2-week lows earlier in the day

** Gold jumps 2 pct on Friday after U.S. payrolls data comes in much weaker than expected, denting expectations that the Federal Reserve will push ahead with its first interest rate rise in nearly a decade this year

** Spot gold up 1.9 pct at $1,135.20 an ounce at 1334 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for December delivery up $20.80 an ounce at $1,134.50

** Barrick Gold Corp up 6 pct; Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd up 9 pct; Goldcorp Inc up 6 pct; Randgold Resources Ltd up 6 pct; Newmont Mining Corp up 7 pct

** Silver up 3.2 percent at $14.92 an ounce

** Silver Standard Resources Inc up 6.2 pct; First Majestic Silver Corp up 8 pct; Hecla Mining Co up 4.7 pct