BUZZ-Gold, silver miners: Metal prices fall as dollar gains

Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:13am EDT
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** Gold and silver miners' U.S.-listed shares down premarket as metal prices fall after dollar strengthens on hawkish comments from U.S. Federal Reserve officials

** Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker says Federal Reserve should consider another hike next month if U.S. economy continues to improve; Chicago Fed President Charles Evans sees 2 more rate increases this year

** Gold falls more than 2 pct to lowest level in 3 weeks, while silver declines 1.3 pct

** World's biggest bullion producer Barrick Gold Corp's shares down 3.5 pct; biggest U.S. gold miner Newmont Mining Corp down 3.2 pct

** Seabridge Gold Inc down 1.6 pct, IAMGOLD Corp 4.5 pct, Eldorado Gold Corp 3.5 pct, Kinross Gold Corp 4.4 pct, Yamana Gold Inc 3.4 pct

** First Majestic Silver Corp down 7.6 pct, Endeavour Silver Corp 2.6 pct