A Tanzanian miner and father-of-30 who turned an in a single day millionaire by digging up large gems value £2.4million has discovered and bought one other piece value £1.5million.
Saniniu Laizer made the sale at a buying and selling occasion attended by tons of after discovering the 6.3kg Tanzanite stone.
It follows the small-scale miner, discovering two different chunks of the gemstone final month in one of many tanzanite mines within the north of the nation, that are surrounded by a wall to manage cross-border smuggling of the precious mineral.
The 52-year-old, who has 4 wives and 30 kids, beforehand vowed to make use of a few of his earnings to construct a college and a shopping center in his group, including that many locals cannot afford to pay for his or her kids’s training.
However Mr Laizer insisted that his way of life wouldn’t change and that he would proceed to take care of his herd of two,000 cows.
The primary gemstone weighed 20lb whereas the second weighed 11lb, a mines ministry spokesperson mentioned.