Gold mining stocks were mostly lower Friday. Shares of Newmont Mining ( NEM) were shedding 6.7%, while shares of Agnico-Eagle Mines ( AEM) were dropping 6.1%.

Among other mining stocks, Barrick Gold ( ABX) was off 2.3%, and Yamana Gold ( AUY) was losing 4.6%.

Gold ETF SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD) was down 2.2%.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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