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Record high gold prices are sending investors scurrying for mining stocks this week.

Among the players, on Tuesday

AngloGold Ashanti

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went higher by 8.7%,

Gold Fields

(GFI) - Get Free Report

added 6.6% and

Harmony Gold Mining

(HMY) - Get Free Report

tracked higher by 9.1%.

Among the bigger outfits, American depositary shares for

BHP Billton

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Rio Tinto

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also bid higher, adding 3.1% and 4.4% for the day's effort.

Against that backdrop, tell us which mining company you consider the best play on rising gold prices. Leave a comment and give us your thoughts, but also tell us if you have a favored play that's not on the list.

-- Written by Sung Moss in New York