There are a couple of conflicting messages
Very junior discovery activity seems out of bounds (similarly even "GLDX explorers ETF holdings" are mainly developers of well explored and defined deposits, so really just taking the producing aspect out of GDXJ).
What are the SGDJ holdings? Are they different from GDXJ Holdings or BMO's ZJG Holdings?
Sprott have less royalty here, B2 and Centerra are much more significant and the x3 silver miners stand out, though I recall GDXJ started out with a high % of silver miners.
|B2Gold Corp||BTO CN||7.71%|
|Centerra Gold Inc||CG CN||6.46%|
|First Majestic Silver Corp||AG US||6.08%|
|Hecla Mining Co||HL US||5.63%|
|Pan American Silver Corp||PAAS US||5.60%|
|Alamos Gold Inc||AGI CN||5.23%|
|Harmony Gold Mng-Spon ADR||HMY US||4.23%|
|IAMGOLD Corp||IAG US||4.16%|
|Primero Mining Corp||PPP US||3.72%|
|OceanaGold Corp||OGC CN||3.47%|
|Sandstorm Gold Ltd||SAND US||3.41%|
|Aurico Gold Inc||AUQ US||3.17%|
|Detour Gold Corp||DGC CN||3.00%|
|Rio Alto Mining Ltd||RIO CN||2.74%|
|China Gold International Res||CGG CN||2.69%|
|Nevsun Resources Ltd||NSU CN||2.65%|
|Alacer Gold Corp||ASR CN||2.59%|
|Kirkland Lake Gold Inc||KGI CN||2.57%|
|Lake Shore Gold Corp||LSG CN||2.47%|
|Novagold Resources Inc||NG US||2.26%|
|Argonaut Gold Inc||AR CN||2.22%|
|Semafo Inc||SMF CN||2.05%|
|Fortuna Silver Mines Inc||FSM US||1.87%|
|Silver Standard Resources||SSRI US||1.67%|
|Endeavour Silver Corp||EXK US||1.55%|
|Dundee Precious Metals Inc||DPM CN||1.47%|
|Torex Gold Resources Inc||TXG CN||1.46%|
|Gold Resource Corp||GORO US||1.37%|
|Pretium Resources Inc||PVG US||1.22%|
|Rubicon Minerals Corp||RBY US||1.04%|
|Premier Gold Mines Ltd||PG CN||0.97%|
|Mag Silver Corp||MAG CN||0.78%|
|Seabridge Gold Inc||SA US||0.71%|
|Guyana Goldfields Inc||GUY CN||0.66%|
|Asanko Gold Inc||AKG CN||0.59%|
|Continental Gold Ltd||CNL CN||0.53%|
So how has Sprott's senior Gold Miner ETF - SGDM fared since launch against GDX Holdings?
Not so good.
Here they have a policy of high exposure to "stronger balance sheets" in particular Randgold and Franco Nevada, which did not suffer to the degree Barrick, Goldcorp and Newmont did and have not seen the same rebounds.