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.
Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com

New York spot silver prices were trading sideways at $21.12 an ounce.
Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com

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.

Most Recent Quotes from www.kitco.com

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

-- Written by Andrea Tse in New York.

>To contact the writer of this article, click here: Andrea Tse.

>To follow the writer on Twitter, go to Andrea Tse.

>To submit a news tip, send an email to: tips@thestreet.com.

RELATED STORIES:




Copyright 2010 TheStreet.com Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.