Top Zinc Stocks of 2017

The top zinc stocks on our list, which are exploration and development companies, have posted average returns of 187%

SmallCapPower | October 13, 2017: As zinc prices continue their upward trend, we have identified five top zinc stocks with the strongest YTD performances. The companies on our list are comprised of juniors that are in the exploration and permitting stages.

Osisko Metals Inc (TSXV:OM) – $1.25
Diversified Mining

Osisko Metals Inc. is a Canadian base metals exploration and development company with a strategic focus on zinc, copper and lead. The Company has two major sets of assets, which are still in the exploration and development stage. The Company has access to 40,000 hectares in the Bathurst Mining Camp (BMC) in New Brunswick, a zinc-lead-silver producing district. In Quebec, the Company’s Genex projects comprise more than 42,000 hectares across 12 grass-root zinc properties.

  • Market Cap: $82 million
  • Cash (CAD): $0.35 million
  • YTD Price PCT Change: 316.7%

Karmin Exploration Inc (TSXV:KAR) – $0.98
Diversified Mining

Karmin Exploration Inc. is a gold and zinc explorer with assets in Brazil and Peru. The Company’s Cushuro project is located in the Huamachuco gold mining district in the sierras of northwestern Peru, covering 20 square kilometers. Karmin’s second major asset is the Aripuana Zinc project in Matto Grosso, Brazil. Karmin has 30% interest in the Aripuana copper project, which is the world’s 10th largest undeveloped zinc project. Finally, is the Company’s Aripuana Gold Project, which covers 820 square kilometers along with the Company’s zinc project.

  • Market Cap: $75 million
  • Cash (CAD): $0.05 million
  • YTD Price PCT Change: 250.0%

Tinka Resources Ltd (TSXV:TK) – $0.59
Diversified Mining

Tinka Resources Limited is a Canada-based junior exploration company focused on operations in Peru. The Company is currently developing its 100% owned Ayawilca project. The asset comprises 150 square kilometers along the silver-lead-zinc belt of Central Peru, 40 kilometers north of Cerro de Pasco.

  • Market Cap: $125 million
  • Cash (CAD): $8.61 million
  • YTD Price PCT Change: 162.2%

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd (TSXV:CEM) – $0.26
Diversified Mining

Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. is a Canadian based junior exploration company. Its flagship asset, the Palmer VMS project in South East Alaska, is a joint venture between the Company (51%) and Dowa Metals & Mining (49%). Constantine also has gold properties in Ontario and the Yukon. Its Ontario gold projects include the Golden Mile project in the Timmins gold camp and the Munro-Croesus project, which includes the Croesus gold mine located east of the Timmins gold camp. Lastly, the Company’s Yukon Gold project comprises 800 square kilometers in the new Carlin-type gold district. The project is a 50/50 joint venture between the Company and Carlin Gold Corporation.

  • Market Cap: $30 million
  • Cash (CAD): $2.85 million
  • YTD Price PCT Change: 126.1%

Trilogy Metals Inc (TSX:TMQ) – $1.20
Diversified Mining

Trilogy Metals Inc. is a base metals exploration and development company focused on assets in Alaska. The Company’s main assets include the Arctic deposit, located 470 kilometers northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. Arctic is one of the highest-grade copper projects in the world with an average grade of 5% copper equivalent. The Company’s second major asset is the Bornite copper deposit, located 25 kilometers from the Arctic project.

  • Market Cap: $127 million
  • Cash (CAD): $12.76 million

YTD Price PCT Change: 81.8%Disclosure: Neither the author nor any of the principals at SmallCapPower, or their family members, own shares in any of the companies mentioned above.

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