52-year-old dad of 30 kids becomes an overnight millionaire after selling two huge Tanzanite stones
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. A small-scale miner in Tanzania became an overnight millionaire after selling two rough Tanzanite stones said to be the most important ever found within the country. Saniniu Laizer earned GHC19 million ($3.4m) from the country's mining ministry for the gemstones, which weighed 9.2kg and 5.8kg. Saniniu Laizer earned TSh 7.8 billion (KSh 357 million) from the country's mining ministry for the gemstones. consistent with a report by the BBC, Laizer mined the stones last week, but he sold them on Wednesday, June 24, during a trading event within the northern region of Manyara. The 52-year-old husband of 4 wives and father of quite 30 children said he would slaughter one among his cows to celebrate. Laizer mined the stones last week, but he sold them on Wednesday, June 24, during a trading event. He plans on using his newfound wealth to create a faculty and a mall in his community in Simanjiro district in Manyara. "I want to create a mall and a faculty ... near my home. Many poor people around here can't afford to require their children to high school," he said. "I am not educated but I prefer things to run professionally. So I might like my children to run the business professionally," he added. The 52-year-old husband to four wives, and father to quite 30 children, said he would slaughter one among his cows to celebrate. President John Magufuli who in 2015 promised to safeguard the nation's interest within the mining sector and increase the revenue from it called in to congratulate Laizer on the find. "This is that the advantage of small-scale miners and this proves that Tanzania is rich," the president said. In 2017, he ordered the military to create a 24km perimeter wall around the site believed to be the world’s only source of Tanzanite, a 4km section at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro. the valuable stone's appeal lies in its sort of hues, including green, red, purple, and blue. A year later, the Tanzanian mining sector recorded a rise in revenue. This was attributed to the development of the wall explaining that it curbed smuggling. Tanzanite is merely found in northern Tanzania and is employed to form ornaments. it's one among the rarest gemstones on Earth. However, one local geologist estimated its supply could also be entirely depleted within the subsequent 20 years. the valuable stone's appeal lies in its sort of hues, including green, red, purple, and blue while its value is decided by rarity - the finer the color or clarity, the upper the worth. so far the most important Tanzanite rock to be mined weighed 3.3kg.