NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Spot gold prices are firming up even as the broader U.S. stock indices continue to exhibit strength throughout Friday's trading session.

Spot gold prices were gaining $10.90, or 0.9%, to $1,209.40 an ounce Friday afternoon.

Image placeholder title

New York spot silver prices were up 13 cents, or 0.7%, to $18.09 an ounce.

Image placeholder title

New York spot platinum prices, meanwhile, were rising $11, or 0.7%, to $1,529 an ounce, while its sister metal was gaining ground.

New York spot palladium prices were adding $10, or 2.2%, to $456 an ounce.

Image placeholder title

A handful of mining stocks were trading in the red Friday afternoon. Mining stocks offer another form of exposure to precious metals.

Stillwater Mining Company


was rising 3.8% to $12.41, while

Silver Wheaton


was adding 3% to $19.33.

Hecla Mining

(HL) - Get Report

was up 2.4% at $5.05 and

Barrick Gold


was rising 2.3% to $43.56.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York.


>>Spot Metals Roundup, 7/01: Market Weighs on Spot Gold Prices

>> Spot Metals Roundup, 6/30: Spot Gold Prices Firm on Economic Jitters

>> Spot Metals Roundup, 6/29: Spot Gold Prices Up On Market Uncertainty

>>Spot Metals Roundup, 6/28: Spot Gold Prices Yield to Stock Markets

Get more stock ideas and investing advice on our sister site,

Follow Andrea Tse on


and become a fan on


Copyright 2010 Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.