NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Spot gold prices received a lift from the falling dollar and rising euro Thursday as markets anticipated a stronger debt-rescue package for Greece.

Spot gold prices were inching up by $3.10, or about 0.3%, to $1,168.10 an ounce Thursday afternoon.

Earlier Thursday, "gold spot prices traded $1.90 higher on the open, quoted at $1,166.90 per ounce as participants awaited the U.S. unemployment filings number (due 10 minutes after the open)," Kitco analyst Jon Nadler noted.
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New York spot silver prices were rising about 42 cents, or 2.3% at $18.48.
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New York spot platinum prices, meanwhile, were adding $21, or 1.2% to $1,729 an ounce, while its sister metal was gaining traction.

New York spot palladium prices were adding $12, or 2.2%, at $551 an ounce.

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A handful of mining stocks have been trading in positive territory Thursday afternoon. Mining stocks offer another form of exposure to precious metals.

North American Palladium ( PAL) stock has risen 3.9% to $4.83, and Stillwater Mining ( SWC) has added 3.4% to $17.30. Silvercorp Metals ( SVM - Get Report) has gained 3.3% to $8.17.

Meanwhile, ETFS Physical Palladium Shares ( PALL - Get Report) is up 2.4% at $55.17.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York


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