Mining News Paladin completes retail entitlement offer Mining News Pro - Uranium company Paladin Energy has completed the retail component of its 1-for-8.5 fully underwritten accelerated non-renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer, raising A$26.2-million. Resolute clears up Bibiani issues Mining News Pro - The Ghanaian government has restored the mining lease for the Bibiani gold mine, ASX- and LSE-listed Resolute Mining reported on Wednesday, however the sale of the asset was now being questioned. Seriti rejects calls for probe into South32 deal that will make it Eskom`s largest coal supplier`s-largest-coal-supplier Mining News Pro - Under siege Seriti Resources whose impending acquisition of South32 coal mines has raised calls for an investigation has dismissed the complaints against it as "vague" lacking substance. March exports to China at record level Mining News Pro - Australia has recorded its highest ever monthly exports to China in March with $US13.2 ($17.26 billion) billion worth of goods headed to the country. Sandvik reaches automation milestone Mining News Pro - Sandvik has delivered its 100th automated loader in the Asia Pacific region following the delivery of a Sandvik LH621i to Byrnecut in Australia during March. Space mining enthusiasts to discuss legal framework Mining News Pro - Scientists, economists and space mining enthusiasts are set to gather next week in Luxembourg to discuss and analyze the latest discoveries on the subject, as well as new concrete use cases for extra-terrestrial resources. Sasol and Air Liquide initiate first phase of 900 MW renewables procurement process Mining News Pro - Sasol and Air Liquide have formally announced plans to jointly procure 900 MW of renewable-energy capacity from independent power producers (IPPs) by 2030 and have issued a request for proposal (RFP) through which they aim to procure an initial 600 MW this year. Cyclone Seroja halts mining activities Mining News Pro - Western Australia’s mining sector is assessing the impact of Cyclone Seroja after it hit the coast last weekend. Vanadium to power regional Australia Mining News Pro - TNG and V-Flow Tech have proposed a joint venture (JV) to produce vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) systems for regional Australia. Rio Tinto commits to higher Citadel spend Mining News Pro - Rio Tinto has increased its 2021 exploration budget for the Citadel copper-gold project, a joint venture with junior Antipa Minerals, in Western Australia’s Paterson Province. Cameco Cigar Lake restart to put pressure on uranium price Mining News Pro - Cameco plans to restart production this month at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan. Allegiance secures funding from GEAR Mining News Pro - Coal developer Allegiance Coal has reached a A$15-million private placement agreement with Singapore-listed Golden Energy and Resources (GEAR). Strickland raises exploration funding Mining News Pro - Strickland Metals will look to raise more than A$5-million through a pro-rata rights issue to fund exploration work in Western Australia. Rare earths project diversifies sector Mining News Pro - Increased interest in a green economy and critical minerals is leading to new mining and investment opportunities in Tanzania such as ASX-listed rare earths mining company Peak Resources’ Ngualla rare earths project. Austmine welcomes WA Mining Club as latest associate partner Mining News Pro - Austmine has recognised the WA Mining Club as an associate partner in a signing which promises to maximise the spread of insights and innovations from across the resources sector. China is paying a high price for its ban on Australian coal Mining News Pro - China is paying a high price for its unofficial ban on coal imports from Australia, with the cost of domestic and alternative foreign supplies rising for both thermal and coking grades of the fuel. Samarco files for bankruptcy protection Mining News Pro - Samarco Mineracao SA, a joint venture between Brazilian miner Vale SA and BHP Group Ltd, has filed for bankruptcy protection to prevent creditors’ claims from affecting its operations, Vale said in a Friday securities filing. Rio Tinto and Calibre initiate 2021 exploration programme in Nicaragua Mining News Pro - Calibre Mining said on Thursday that it had launched the 2021 exploration programme at the Borosi project, held under an earn-in option agreement with Rio Tinto. Coal production from top mining companies to increase in 2021 Mining News Pro - Coal production from the top world`s ten mining companies fell from a collective 1.70-million tonnes in 2019 to 1.63-million tonnes in 2020, which is a 4.2% decline. Alphamin achieves record $36m quarterly earnings$36m-quarterly-earnings Mining News Pro - Alphamin has generated a new quarterly record earnings before taxes, interest, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $36.5-million for the first quarter of the year. Exxaro sells Coal Central operations to Overlooked Colliery Mining News Pro - Exxaro Resources has signed a definitive sale and purchase agreement with black-owned mining entity Overlooked Colliery for the Exxaro Coal Central (ECC) operations. Anglo American, South32 walk away from thermal coal,-South32-walk-away-from-thermal-coal Mining News Pro - Anglo American is the second company to cut off its South African thermal coal assets following a similar move by South32 last week. WA to welcome Australia’s first green port’s-first-green-port Mining News Pro - Australia’s first regenerative deep-water port has entered the planning stages near Exmouth on Western Australia’s north west coast. Building the nation’s mining infrastructure’s-mining-infrastructure Mining News Pro - National construction company, Ahrens, is meeting the infrastructure needs of the mining sector in the most regional and remote areas. Kore to raise $11m$11m Mining News Pro - Potash exploration and development company Kore Potash intends to raise about $11-million, before expenses, by way of an unconditional placing, a conditional placing and direct subscriptions of new ordinary shares in the company with certain eligible existing shareholders and new institutional and other investors. Resgen granted ASX waiver to include additional funding Mining News Pro - Resource Generation (Resgen) has been granted a waiver by the ASX for Listing Rule 10.1, which enables it to include the further $993 000 in funding agreed with energy supply chain company Noble Resources International. Anglo American to demerge South African thermal coal assets Mining News Pro - Diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American is to demerge its South Africa thermal coal operations, the company said on Thursday. Assmang moves to cloud-based fence monitoring to bolster security Mining News Pro - Security at manganese and iron-ore miner Assmang’s Black Rock mine, in the Northern Cape, has been improved in the past 18 months since moving from a radio-based alarm monitoring and communications system, to Devtron’s cloud-based Circuit Master solution. Horizon chrome mine to be auctioned off Mining News Pro - The Horizon chrome mine, near Rustenburg, which has been placed into business rescue, will be sold at an auction scheduled for April 22 by auctioneers Bidders Choice. De Beers` third diamond sales cycle nets $440m`-third-diamond-sales-cycle-nets-$440m Mining News Pro - Diversified miner Anglo American’s diamond mining business De Beers’ third sales cycle of rough diamonds for this year generated $440-million.