Shares of silver miners dominated the NYSE's biggest gainers list in morning trading Monday, as the trading frenzy that sent heavily shorted stocks like GameStop Corp. /zigman2/quotes/203755179/composite GME -0.18% and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200235402/composite AMC -5.81% rocketing last week appears to engulfed the silver metal. Silver futures /zigman2/quotes/210315219/delayed SI00 +0.77% shot up 12% in morning trading toward an 8-year high, putting them on track for the biggest one-day gain since March 2009. Gatos Silver Inc.'s stock /zigman2/quotes/204513217/composite GATO -1.62% charged up 41.9% to lead all NYSE gainers, while Hecla Mining Co. shares /zigman2/quotes/201669377/composite HL +0.16% were second on the list with a 36.6% surge, Endeavour Silver Corp. shares /zigman2/quotes/202649204/composite EXK +0.57% were third with a 26.7% gain and Coeur Mining Inc.'s stock /zigman2/quotes/202240707/composite CDE 0.00% was fourth with a 26.6% rally. Also on the, shares of First Majestic Silver Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202373250/composite AG +1.13% climbed 23.4% and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202122859/composite FSM -0.63% gained 18.0%. The rally in the stocks comes as the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.47% is up 0.5%.