NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- New York spot gold prices have lost ground mid-afternoon, as the dollar gains strength amid uncertainties over an EU bailout for debt-laden Greece.

"Continuing US dollar strength was manifest with a tick above the 81.00 mark on the trade-weighted index and a further slip to the 1.35 level being visible in the euro," Kitco analyst Jon Nadler writes.

Spot gold prices have fallen 50 cents, or 0.1%, to $1,102.10 an ounce.
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New York spot silver prices are trading sideways at $16.96 an ounce in the intraday.
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New York spot platinum prices have risen by $3, or 0.2%, to $1,602 an ounce, while its sister metal has also gained ground.


New York spot palladium prices are up $4, or 0.9% in the afternoon at $459.00 an ounce.

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Mining stocks and exchnage-traded funds, which offer other forms of exposure to precious metals, are trading in positive territory. Shares of Stillwater Mining ( SWC) have added 4% at $13.80, while ETFS Physical Palladium Shares ( PALL) have risen 1.4% at $46.40.

Goldcorp ( GG) is up 0.4% to $38.70, while Hecla Mining ( HL) has risen 3.1% to $5.60.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York

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