For the second time in two months a Tanzanian miner and father-of-30 children who became an overnight millionaire after digging up two massive chunks of one of the world’s rarest gemstones worth $3.35million, has found a third multi-million-dollar lump of Tanzanite.
The third stone allegedly weighs six kilograms and has an estimated value of $2million (£1.5million ).
Mr. Saniniu Laizer found Tanzanite, which has a deep violet-blue colour,considered to be one of the rarest gemstones on earth, near his home in northern Tanzania, according to local report.
Mr Laizer waved the large stone over his head before handing it over to Tanzanian government officials who gave him a check to purchase it.
Tanzanian laws forbids local miners from selling their finds to foreigners.
“We Tanzanians have decided that minerals should first benefit us as a country,” Minister for Mines Dotto Biteko said.