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.

“I am begging my fellow miners, that we should patriotic by adhering to rule and regulations and committing ourselves to work hard so that we prosper,” Mr Laizer said in Swahili, referring to regulations that tanzanite stones should be sold directly to the government, rather than to illegal traders.
The first two stones have an estimated value of $A4.7 million.
“We Tanzanians have decided that minerals should first benefit us as a country,” Minister for Mines Dotto Biteko said.

“We have had enough of selling our gems to others who benefit while our communities remain poor … in many mining areas business has gone up.
“Even areas where there was no business now things have improved.”