Million Euro-value: This is the man who has found the gems

rich Saniniu Kuryan Laizer was before. The 52-year-old business man from the North of Tanzania, has 2000 cattle, four women and 30 children. He also owns the li

Million Euro-value: This is the man who has found the gems

rich Saniniu Kuryan Laizer was before. The 52-year-old business man from the North of Tanzania, has 2000 cattle, four women and 30 children. He also owns the license to dig on a small Claim in the Merelani hills in the precious stone. Now the Masai stone is rich. In the past week, he found two precious tanzanite chunks. They weigh 9.2 and 5 to 8 pounds and are the largest stones of this kind were ever found. The biggest-a-days carried tanzanite weighed only 3.3 pounds.

Thilo Thielke

Free Rapporteur for Africa, based in Cape town.

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On Wednesday sold Laizer of the Tanzanian government Fund and received 7.7 billion Tanzanian shilling, equivalent to about 2.9 million euros. This is a lot of money in a country where the average income is less than $ 100 a month, even if precious stone experts are of the view, Laizer have not yet received much too little for the two rocks that he himself had dug out of the earth.

Updated Date: 26 June 2020, 10:19

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