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Tanzanian Miner, Who Became Overnight Millionaire, Finds Third Rare Stone


The two tanzanite gem stones that had been found by Saniniu Laizer earlier this 12 months. (File Photo)

A Tanzanian miner who beforehand made the information for locating two massive tanzanite stones has bought a 3rd one for $2 million. In June, Saniniu Laizer, a small-scale miner, discovered the 2 largest tanzanite gem stones ever discovered. Tanzanite is a gemstone discovered solely in a small northern area of the East African nation. It is among the rarest gem stones on earth and utilized in jewelry. 

Mr Laizer’s discovery turned him into an in a single day millionaire after the federal government handed him a cheque for 7.74 billion Tanzanian shillings – or $3.35 million.

Now, he has bought a 3rd tanzanite for a whopping $2 million, studies BBC. His newest discovery weighed over 6 kilogrammes. 

The valuable stone’s attraction lies in its hues – it may be inexperienced, blue, purple and crimson. Its worth is decided by rarity, with finer color and readability fetching increased costs. 

According to Africa News, Mr Laizer is eager to assist his group with the cash he has earned. “With the money we are getting, we will give back to our community. I personally have set up two schools for children with the money I received from mining,” he stated.

He added that he doesn’t intend to alter his life-style after the invention of the third tanzanite.

Mr Laizer’s first gemstone weighed in at 9.27 kg whereas the second weighed 5.103 kg, a mines ministry spokesperson stated. The uncommon discovery of the 2 stones in June had additionally led to a congratulatory cellphone name from President John Magufuli.

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