Base metal miners were stronger, precious metal miners fell

On November 7, the stocks related to base metals rose and precious metal miners weakened. The PowerShares DB Base Metals (DBB) and the SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) rose 1.3% and 1.8%. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) fell ~1.8%.

Companies in the Metals and Mining Sector Were Mixed

Gold Fields plans to expand in Australia

Gold Fields (GFI), one of the largest gold miners, is expanding in Australia. According to recent reports, Gold Fields bought 50% stake in the Gruyere Gold Project. It’s owned by Gold Road Resources and located in Western Australia. The deal will close for $270 million. The acquisition also includes other associated deposits like Gruyere, Alaric, and Central Bore. According to Gold Fields, Gruyere contains gold reserves of 3.5 million ounces and 6.2 million ounces of total resources.

Since the beginning of 2016, Gold Fields rose ~41%. On November 7, Golf Fields fell ~1.9% to $4.09.

Top five performers in the gold industry

Below are the top five companies in the gold industry on November 7.

  • Solitario Exploration & Royalty (XPL) rose ~10.2%.
  • Minco Gold (MGH) rose ~4.2%.
  • Vista Gold (VGZ) rose ~2.9%.
  • Entree Gold (EGI) rose ~0.64%.
  • Almaden Minerals  (AAU) fell ~0.72%.

Bottom five performers in the gold industry

Below are the bottom five companies in the gold industry on November 7.

  • International Tower Hill Mines (THM) fell ~6.3%.
  • Harmony Gold Mining Company (HMY) fell ~6.7%.
  • DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) fell ~7.4%.
  • Novagold Resources (NG) fell ~7.8%.
  • Comstock Mining (LODE) fell ~11.7%.

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