Which silver stocks came out on top in 2017? While the silver price traded within a fairly tight range throughout the year, some companies saw big share price gains.

The list below was generated on December 5, 2017 using the Globe and Mail’s market data filter, and it shows the TSX-listed silver companies that have experienced the biggest share price gains year-to-date.

Only companies with market caps above $30 million are included. If you think we’ve missed a silver company that should be listed, please let us know in the comments. Our list of the best junior silver stocks of the year on the TSXV can be viewed here.

1. Sabina Gold & Silver (TSX:SBB)

Current price: $2.10; year-to-date gain: 114.29 percent

Sabina Gold & Silver is focused on advancing its Back River gold project in Nunavut, and released a feasibility study for the project in 2015. The company also has a series of claims in the Wishbone greenstone belt, but it has not focused on them in recent years.

In addition to those properties, Sabina has a royalty on Glencore’s (LSE:GLEN) Hackett River silver-zinc project. The firm is entitled to receive 22.5 percent of silver production up to the first 190 million ounces produced, and then 12.5 percent of all silver produced afterwards at Hackett River.

2. Sierra Metals (TSX:SMT)

Current price: $2.93; year-to-date gain: 42.23 percent

Sierra Metals has three underground mines in Latin America: the Yauricocha polymetallic mine in Peru and the Bolivar copper and Cusi silver mines in Mexico.

2017 was an active year for the company. Its more recent news includes the release of a “significantly increased” mineral resource estimate for Yauricocha, its flagship asset, after successful drilling at several sites within the mine. The company hopes the new resource estimate will help it increase production at the site. The firm also recently released its consolidated Q3 results, reporting quarterly output of 3.7 million silver equivalent ounces and revenue from metals payable of $50.9 mil