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Which TSXV-listed junior silver stocks are the top performers so far this year? We’ve compiled a list to guide investors.

Like its counterpart gold, silver has seen rocky price action throughout 2018.

However, despite those struggles, some silver companies still managed to make progress and expand the resource potential of their assets. As the year comes to a close, the Investing News Network has rounded up the best silver stocks on the TSXV by share price performance so far this year.

All year-to-date and share price information was obtained on December 11, 2018 from TradingView. All companies listed had market caps above C$5 million at that time.

1. Kingsmen Resources (TSXV:KNG)

Year-to-date gain: 259.09 percent; share price: C$0.39

With a primary focus on its La Trini project in Mexico’s Jalisco silver belt, Kingsmen Resources is an exploration and mining development company based in Vancouver. La Trini is the company’s sole asset, and contains 7.09 million troy ounces of silver and 52,600 troy ounces of gold across the inferred and indicated categories.

Kingsmen has had a steady year in terms of its share price, with no major changes but instead gradual increases. The company started 2018 at C$0.11 and has since climbed to C$0.39, seeing a high point of C$0.38 in August after it released its management discussion and analysis report for Q2.

2. Xtierra (TSXV:XAG)

Year-to-date gain: 100 percent; share price: C$0.04

A mineral exploration and development company, Xtierra is based out of Toronto and has a focus on developing precious and base metals projects in Mexico’s Zacatecas state. Its flagship project is the Bilbao silver-zincleadcopper deposit in Zacetecas’ Panfilo Natera district, where the company also has multiple exploration projects.

After a notable jump from C$0.02 to C$0.045 in mid-January after that news that it had entered into debt-restructuring agreements, Xtierra has had a fairly consistent year. Its highest share price of 2018 came seemingly out of nowhere on July 25, when it climbed to C$0.08 — even though the company did not announce any news that month.

3. Minaurum Gold (TSXV:MGG)

Year-to-date gain: 88.24 percent; share price: C$0.48

Focused on developing high-grade gold and silver projects in Mexico, Minaurum Gold is a regional explorer with five ongoing projects under its belt. The company’s assets are evenly distributed throughout Mexico’s Southern Sonora state, the Oaxaca-Chiapas region and the Guerrero gold belt.

Minaurum’s share price got a C$0.23 boost over just a few days in early 2018 following the release of drill results from its Alamos silver project. The company stayed consistently on the up for the majority of the year afterwards, peaking at C$0.67 in June after it discovered three new veins at Alamos within four recently acquired concessions.

4. Silvercrest Metals (TSXV:SIL)

Year-to-date gain: 84.36 percent; share price: C$3.30

With a focus on discovery, acquisition and production in Mexico’s metal districts, Silvercrest Metals has three primary assets: Las Chispas, Cruz de Mayo and Huasabas. Also under the Vancouver-based company’s belt are the Silver Angel property and the Estacion Llano property, both of which are also in Mexico but have no current development plans.

Another company that’s seen gradual upward growth through 2018, Silvercrest found share price peaks through news like a C$15-million financing agreement. The company’s highest share price this year, C$3.78, was reached two separate times less than a month apart — once in mid-October, and again in early November after the company reported its “best drill hole intercept to date” from Las Chispas.

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Securities Disclosure: I, Olivia Da Silva, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.


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