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(Kitco News) - U.S. mines produced 20,200 kilograms of gold in June, an 8% increase versus revised May output, said the U.S. Geological Service on Friday.

May output was revised to 18,700 kgs, up from the previous estimate of 18,600 kgs.

The average daily gold production for U.S. mines was 674 kgs in June, compared with 604 kgs per day for May, and 639 kg/d for the full year 2011. For the first 6 months of 2012, gold production was 113,000 kg, which was 3% less than the first six months and 4% less than the last six months of 2011, USGS said


By Debbie Carlson of Kitco News dcarlson@kitco.com

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