Saturday, June 27, 2020

Tanzanian Miner becomes Instant Millionaire

Masai Miner Saniniu Laizer with his Tanzanite Gemstones

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) -  A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after unearthing two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found. Tanzania's government bought the book-sized stones from Saniniu Laizer for $3.4 million. He said in a televised interview he plans to open a shopping mall and a school for his community. Tanzanite is found only in the East African country.