" 7. Sandstorm Gold (NYSEMKT: SAND )
Even following a standout performance during 2012 that left this Fool wishing he had initiated a position in the shares much earlier, I believe that gold streamer Sandstorm Gold holds the promise of continued outperformance based upon the same ingenious business model that has made Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW ) one of the 21st century's more noteworthy stock performances. Founded by entrepreneurial Silver Wheaton alum Nolan Watson, Sandstorm has quickly amassed an attractive portfolio of assets with some of the more promising junior operators in the"
"10. Colossus Minerals (NASDAQOTH: COLUF ) (Ticker "CSI" on the TSX)
With more than enough capital on hand to usher its flagship Serra Pelada mine in Brazil into production during 2013, Colossus Minerals is in prime position to spark a meaningful rally in its shares. By confirming the very promising resource potential of this high-grade gold, platinum, and palladium deposit through continued exploration and an imminent bulk mining sample, Colossus presents a range of potential catalysts while progressing toward initial production during the second half of the year. The bulk sample and infill drilling are key because deposits of this type -- characterized by pods of ultra-high-grade mineralization (as high as 4,631.7 grams per ton gold over one 2.35-meter interval) -- are often difficult to assess through drilling and modeling alone. Together with a subsequent initial reserve estimate for the project, these efforts could yield substantial catalysts during the first"