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  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 08 or 2.5 percent, to $3.02. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 07 or. 5 percent, to $13.09. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 05 or. 5 percent, to $10.39.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 19 or 1.0 percent, to $18.29. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 27 or 1.1 percent, to $24.38.

  • Rio Tinto to give away Pebble Mine project shares Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— A major shareholder of a company behind a contentious Alaska mine project on Monday announced it was giving its shares away to two Alaska charitable organizations, at least one of which belongs to a larger group that has come out publicly against the project.

  • *Palladium falls on forced liquidation, profit taking. NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 7- Gold fell in quiet trade on Monday, weighed down by lack of investment interest after Friday's short-covering rally by bullion investors who had feared U.S. job gains would sharply exceed Wall Street's expectations.

  • LONDON, April 7- Holdings of the world's largest platinum-backed exchange-traded fund, Johannesburg's NewPlat ETF, breached 1 million ounces for the first time last week, data from the fund showed, as a strike in the South African platinum sector prompted new buying.

  • SHANGHAI, April 4- China shares closed higher on Friday, buoyed by strong financials and a surge in rare earths, as investors speculated in growth in the sector, following surges in the recently opened rare earths exchange.

  • MARIKANA, South Africa, April 4- Shad Mohammed's electronics and household store in South Africa's platinum belt has survived a series of mining strikes over the 14 years it has been serving customers in the dusty town of Marikana.

  • *Gold prices in tight range. *Platinum, palladium on track for weekly gains. SINGAPORE, April 4- Gold edged lower on Friday as the market nervously awaited U.S. nonfarm payrolls data, heading for its longest weekly losing streak in over six months as equities firmed and optimism grew about the U.S. economy.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Looking to jobs report     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Looking to jobs. Oil was up on the day, and gold closed down.

  • As part of this week's 'Best in Class' series, CNBC's Matthew Taylor looks at top analyst picks in Australia's resource sector.

  • *China gold at premium to London, first time since early March. NEW YORK, April 2- Gold rose about 1 percent on Wednesday, its largest gain in three weeks, on bargain hunting in the precious metal after two straight days of losses, traders said. Gold futures' most-active contract, June, settled up 0.8 percent, or $10.80, at $1,290.80 an ounce.

  • TORONTO/ VANCOUVER, April 2- Osisko Mining Corp said on Wednesday that Yamana Gold Inc would buy a 50 percent stake in its mining and exploration assets for C $930 million, a deal that potentially thwarts a hostile bid from Goldcorp Inc..

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Crude was down again today, nat gas saw a bit of a pop on a technically-driven trade, while gold was up nearly $11.

  • TORONTO, April 2- Osisko Mining Corp said on Wednesday that Yamana Gold Inc would buy a 50 percent stake in its mining and exploration assets for C $930 million, a deal that potentially thwarts a hostile bid from rival Goldcorp Inc..

  • TORONTO, April 2- Osisko Mining Corp said on Wednesday that Yamana Gold Inc would buy a 50 percent stake in its mining and exploration assets for C $930 million, in a deal aimed at blocking a hostile bid from rival Goldcorp. Shares of Goldcorp rose 2.6 percent to C $27.78, while Yamana gained 1.4 percent to C $9.84.

  • *Gold edges up after two days of declines. SINGAPORE, April 2- Gold steadied on Wednesday after two days of losses but the precious metal remained near its lowest in seven weeks as strong U.S. factory data boosted optimism about economic growth, diminishing bullion's safe-haven appeal.

  • SINGAPORE, April 2- Gold steadied on Wednesday after two days of losses but the precious metal continued to stay near its lowest in seven weeks as strong U.S. factory data boosted optimism about economic growth, diminishing bullion's safe-haven appeal. *Spot gold edged up 0.1 percent to $1,280.39 an ounce by 0022 GMT, not far from its seven-week low of $1,277.29.

  • NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. retail investors have raced to scoop up the government's newly launched platinum coins, data shows, as industrial metals prices outperformed bullion, a long-time favorite among collectors. Platinum held by the world's major exchange-traded funds was currently at their highest level in at least four years, Reuters data showed.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was down on the day, as traders took some profits. Nat gas was also down and could drop to $4. And gold was down a dollar.

  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 1- Private equity firms, which have been showing an increased interest in investing in the mining industry, will have a hard time even if they are betting on recovery in the longer term, the bosses of Anglo American and Glencore Xstrata said on Tuesday.

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