Top 10 Mid-Tier Gold And Silver Producers For 2019. Top 10 Mid-Tier Gold And Silver Producers For 2019. Mining. By Last updated Sep 3, 2019. Share Twitter Facebook Linkedin. These are the stocks that will “perform” if gold and silver prices rise, and their balance sheets and cost structures should limit their risk and volatility. All of them are highly leveraged to higher precious metals The Cortez mine in Nevada, part of a joint venture between Barrick Gold and Newmont Goldcorp. (Image courtesy of Barrick Gold) The Northern Miner presents the top 10 U.S.-based mining companies by market capitalization. Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) Pan American Silver focuses its effort on mines in Peru, Mexico, Argentina, and Bolivia. This is not a pure silver play, because the company also mines gold, zinc, lead, and copper.