This morning, all of the leading gold mining stocks are rallying higher to start the day. The highly followed VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca:GDX) is trading up by nearly 2.0% on the session to $23.04 a share. The GDX is trading above its daily chart 50 and 200-day moving averages putting it in a strong technical position on the charts. The next major daily chart resistance level for the GDX will be around the $25.00 level. After that important resistance point the GDX is clear to run up to the $28.00 area. At this time, I'm looking to enter the GDX on the long side, but I'm waiting for a pullback or a consolidation pattern to form before jumping in. Often after a breakout an equity will usually need to digest some of the recent gains. Let's see if we can get that pattern over the next week or so. I will be keeping the GDX on my radar. Some other gold mining stocks that look strong on the charts include Newmont Goldcorp Corp (NYSE:NEM), Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (NYSE:KL), Agnico Eagle Mines ltd (NYSE:AEM) and Royal Gold Inc (NASDAQ:RGLD).