Junior Gold Mining and Silver Mining Stocks
Of all the mining companies in the world including explorers, developers and producers, the hub of all major mining transactions are occur in Canada in the cities of Toronto and Vancouver primarily. As of January 8th 2019, there are over 220 TSX listed mining companies for a market capitalization of approximately $240 billion and 970 listed on the TSX Venture Exchange for a market capitalization of over $17 billion that make up a variety of gold mining stocks, silver mining stocks , junior gold mining stocks, junior gold miners, and from other sector including copper metals, battery metals, rare earth metals and much more. Some of the best gold mining stocks are listed in Canada.
In 2018, the mining sector experienced one of the busiest merger and acquisition transactions as valuations become cheap and rerate and reorganize the sector to become more efficient. Citing Mining.com, “Mining transactions in the quarter included Barrick Gold Corp's planned $6.5 billion acquisition of Africa-focused miner Randgold Resources , as well as China's Zijin Mining Group's C$1.86 billion ($1.45 billion) deal to acquire Nevsun Resources. It was the strongest period for Canadian mining M&A since the second quarter of 2011. Mining deals slowed in recent years, due in part to commodity price pressures, balance sheet weakness and investor pushback against miners seen as overpaying for assets.”
The best resources for researching and learning about gold mining and silver mining amongst other metal miners is to read The Northern Miner publication which is the oldest mining publication in Canada and possibly the world. Whether you are researching a gold miner, gold mining stocks, silver mining stocks in Canada.
According to Mining.com, in 2020, mining companies made up the half of the TSX30 2020 Top Performers accounting for posting an average three-year share price performance of 223%, with the average for this year’s group of all 30 companies at 242%, which created a market capitalization increase of $221 billion. The list of mining companies included: The mining companies on this year’s list are: Kirkland Lake Gold (TSX: KL) (363%); Alacer Gold (TSX: ASR) (349%); International Tower Hill Mines (TSX: ITH) (292%); Wesdome Gold Mines (TSX: WDO) (285%); Dundee Precious Metals (TSX: DPM) (273%); Teranga Gold (TSX: TGZ) (250%); Trilogy Metals (TSX: TMQ) (238%); Orla Mining (TSX: OLA) (192%); Champion Iron (TSX: CIA) (169%); Sandstorm Gold (TSX: SSL) (160%); Wheaton Precious Metals (TSX: WPM) (144%); Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI) (142%); Lundin Gold (TSX: LUG) (132%); and SSR Mining (TSX: SSRM) (130%).