(Spot gold story updated to reflect recent stock price movements and additional analyst insight.)
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- New York spot gold prices have risen early afternoon, driven by a combination of partially Greece-driven debt worries in the European Union, earthquake news out of Chile, and reports that North Korea may have hit and sunk a South Korean naval ship with a torpedo Friday.
New York spot silver prices are up 30 cents, or 1.8%, to $16.88 an ounce in the intraday.
New York spot platinum prices have tumbled by $5, or 0.3%, to $1,593 an ounce, while its sister metal has gained ground.
New York spot palladium prices are up $3 or 0.7% in the afternoon at $454 an ounce.
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