BUZZ-Australia's Chalice Gold rises on joint venture agreement
** Perth-based Chalice Gold Mines Ltd up 4.5 pct in early trade on Wednesday
** Gold miner signs JV agreement with Northern Superior Resources
** Agreement gives Chalice Gold Mines right to earn 65 pct interest in Croteau Est gold property in Quebec
** Group's ROE of -19.23 pct is greater than sector average of -31.02 pct
** Stock has gained 4.8 pct this year until Tuesday's close (Reuters Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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