Silver spot prices fell 11 cents or about 0.6% to $17.05 an ounce.
Platinum was flat at $1,609 an ounce.
Palladium spot prices rose $3, or about 0.7%, to $462 an ounce. Mining stocks, which offer another form of exposure to precious metals, traded in mixed territory. Newmont Mining ( NEM) fell 1.1% to $49.90 , while Goldcorp ( GG) lost 2% at $39.20, as Goldcorp continues to face legal battles from Barrick Gold ( ABX) in the battle for control over a prized Chilean gold-copper project. Silvercorp Metals ( SVM) fell 3.1% to $6.60 and Stillwater Mining ( SWC) added 1.1% to $14.20 after the platinum producer said that its new supply agreement with Ford ( F) won't have a definitive floor price, according to Reuters. -- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York Follow TheStreet.com on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.