Tanzania Man who became an overnight millionaire after digging up two huge gemstones worth $3.35m, has found another stone worth $2m

A Tanzanian small-scale miner, who became an overnight millionaire in June for selling two rough Tanzanite stones valued at $3.4m (£2.6m), has sold another gem for $2m.

The third discovery by Saniniu Laizer weighed 6.3kg (14lb).

Tanzanite is only found in northern Tanzania and is employed to create ornaments.

It is one among the rarest gemstones on Earth, and one local geologist estimates its supply could also be entirely depleted within the next 20 years.

The precious stone’s appeal lies in its sort of hues, including green, red, purple and blue.

Its value is set by rarity – the finer the color or clarity, the upper the worth .

Mr Lazier urged his fellow small-scale miners to work with the govt , saying that his experience was an honest example.

“Selling to the govt means there are not any shortcuts… they're transparent,” he said in his remarks at a ceremony within the northern Mirerani mine.

Artisanal miners often complain about late payments of their royalties by mine owners, the BBC’s Aboubakar Famau reports from the capital, Dodoma.

After his June sale of two rocks weighing 9.2kg and 5.8kg, Mr Laizer – a father of more than 30 children – told the BBC that he would hold a celebration .

But on Monday he said the cash will be used to build a school and a hospital in his community in Simanjiro district in northern Manyara region.

He told the BBC two months ago that the windfall wouldn't change his lifestyle, which he planned to continue taking care of his 2,000 cows, adding that he didn't got to take any extra precautions despite his new-found riches.

Some small-scale miners like Mr Laizer acquire government licences to prospect for Tanzanite, but illegal mining is prevalent especially near mines owned by big companies.

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