A small mine worker in Tanzania has not only made the biggest discovery of his life, but his discovery is also the biggest discovery in the country.
Saininiu Laiser has received two large raw tanzanite stones. Their total weight is 15 kg.
This precious stone is a rare stone found on earth. With this discovery, they have got an amount of 34 million dollars i.e. about 25 crore rupees.
He has become a millionaire overnight after receiving so much money from the country’s mining ministry.
What is their reaction about this?
Lizer said, “I’ll have a big party.” Lizer is the father of more than 30 children.
Why does Tanzanite Cost so much?
Tanzanite is found only in northern Tanzania and is a famous gemstone used for jewelery. It is used in rings, bracelets and necklaces. Other types of jewelery are also made from this.
It is one of the rare gems found on earth. A local geologist estimates that its supply will be completely exhausted in the next 20 years.
Diverse colors like green, red, purple and blue are the main attraction of this treasured stone.
Its price is based on its rarity. The more color or clarity, the higher the price.
Lizer had minted these stones weighing 9.2 kg and 5.8 kg last week. But, on Wednesday, he sold them at a trading event in Manyara.
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Trading Center with Treasured Stones
Before this, the largest tanzanite stone mined was 3.3 kg.
President John Magufuli has also called and congratulated him for this discovery of Lizer.
The President said, “This is the advantage of small miners and it also shows that Tanzania is rich.”
Magufuli came to power in 2015 with the promise of protecting the country’s interests in the mining sector and increasing the government’s earnings from this sector.
Where will they spend such a huge amount?
The 52-year-old Laiser has four wives. Lizer said that he would cut one of his animals to celebrate.
He plans to invest this money on his community in Simanjiro district of Manyara.
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He says, “I want to build a shopping mall and a school. I want to build this school near my house. There are many poor people here who cannot take their children to school.”
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He says, “I am not educated, but I want to do things professionally. I want my children to run the business in a professional manner.”
Some small miners, such as Lizer, have obtained licenses from the government. But, especially illegal mining of mines of big companies is going on.
In 2017, President Magufuli ordered the army to build a wall in a 24-km enclosure of the Merelani mining site in Manyara. It is believed to be the largest source of tanzanite in the world.
A year later, the government showed an increase in its earnings from the mining sector and told the reason for the wall.
Will such a big income change their lives?
Tanzanite sellers demand that the government publicize this gem
Lizer says that he does not need to take any extra precautions despite receiving so much money.
He says, “There is enough security here. There will be no problem. Even I go for a walk at night.”
He also said that despite being famous and getting money, he will still stick to his plan to take care of his 2,000 cows.