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Miner becomes millionaire after finding biggest tanzanite stones

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (AFP) A Tanzanian small-scale miner has become a multi-millionaire after uncovering two of the biggest of the country s precious tanzanite stones ever found and selling them to the government. Saniniu Kuryan Laizer, 52, found the stones weighing 9.27 and 5.1 kilograms (20.4 and 11.2 pounds) respectively in the northern Mirerani hills, an area which President John Magufuli had fenced off in 2018 to stop smuggling of the gem. He sold [ ]


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