Mining shares dropped after U.S. stocks and metals declined, said Estefany Castillo, an analyst at Scotiabank Peru.
Rio Cristal Resources Corp. (RCZ) , a Canadian exploration company, fell 7.1 percent to 13 cents. Southern Copper Corp. (PCU\C) (SCCO PE), Peru’s biggest producer of the metal, dropped 3.6 percent to $32.10. Candente Copper Corp. (DNT) , a Canadian exploration company, declined 2.8 percent to $1.05. Cia. de Minas Buenaventura SAA (BVN PE), the country’s biggest precious-metals miner, slid 3.3 percent to $39.77. Panoro Minerals Ltd. (PML) , a Canadian copper and gold exploration company, fell 3.2 percent to 60 cents.
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