NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Spot gold prices were weaker Thursday afternoon, trading sideways as the U.S. dollar perk back up.

New York spot gold prices were flat at $1,291.90 an ounce Thursday afternoon.
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New York spot silver prices were trading sideways at $21.12 an ounce.
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New York spot platinum prices, meanwhile were increasing by $8, or 0.5%, to $1,639 an ounce, while its sister metal was gaining ground.

New York spot palladium prices were rising by $8, or 1.5%, to $552 an ounce.

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A number of mining stocks were trading in mixed territory Thursday afternoon. Mining stocks offer another form of exposure to precious metals.

Newmont Mining ( NEM - Get Report) was falling by 1.7% to $63.82 and Barrick Gold ( ABX) was slipping by 1.1% to $46.70.

Pan American Silver ( PAAS) was sliding by 1.2% to $28.74 and Silver Wheaton ( SLW) was higher by 1% to $26.21. Earnings Calendar

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