First up on our list is First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE:AG), which has returned 28.4% in 2012 thus far. With its headquarters in Canada, First Majestic explores for and produces silver in Mexico, focusing predominantly on four different mining sites. The largest mine in the company's possession is its La Encantada site, which accounts for over half of the company's total production.
Sprott currently owns over $64 million worth of First Majestic, good for 8.4% of his total 13F portfolio. A chief driver of the stock's growth this calendar year is a record level of production, in addition to a rare, community-first approach to silver mining. The company has gone beyond country-specific environmental regulations multiple times throughout its history, most recently at its La Parrilla mine to eliminate groundwater pollution..."
- Read the rest of the article at Insider Monkey, here: