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Tanzanian Hand-Miner Becomes Millionaire With Tanzanite Find

  • Artisanal miner sold stones among the largest ever found
  • Government paid miner equivalent of $3.3 million for his find
Saniniu Laizer holding the stones.

Saniniu Laizer holding the stones.

Source: Tanzania Ministry of Minerals

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A Tanzanian hand-miner became an instant millionaire after selling two of the largest tanzanite gems ever discovered to the government.