July 18, 2014 / 3:09 PM / 3 years ago

BUZZ-Gold, silver stocks: Metal prices fall

** McEwen Mining Inc's shares down 5.3 pct at $2.86, Endeavour Silver Corp down 4.1 pct at $5.87, Silver Standard Resources Inc down 3.1 pct at $9.38 and Aurico Gold Inc down 2.7 pct at $4.00

** Gold prices dropped around 1 pct on Friday, leaving it set for its first down week in seven, on prospects for higher U.S. interest rates and as investors took profits after a 1.5 pct jump on the downing of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine

** Spot gold slipped 0.9 pct to $1,306.30 an ounce, while U.S. gold futures for August delivery were down 0.7 pct at $1,307.40 an ounce

** Silver fell 1.2 pct to $20.77 an ounce, having gained almost 2 pct on Thursday

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