Saniniu Laizer can go on the weekend as a happy man.
We others are happy, if we just find a tier on the street, but for the man from Tanzania was there for a slightly different amount. A fund in a mine ended up with to ensure him 20 million Danish kroner.
It writes the BBC.
17. June he made his life's findings, since he as so many times before work in a local mine. In the northern part of the country took a two so-called Tanzanite-stone, which is one of the most rare gemstone in the world.
Two pieces adding up to 15 kilos. The one weighs in at 9.2 pounds, while the other weighing 5,8 kilos.
Photo: TANZANIA MINISTRY OF MINERALS
Found was so spectacular that Saniniu Laizer was called up by the president of Tanzania, mr John Magufuli.
- It is a the benefits of being a miner in Tanzania, and it shows that the country still is filled with wealth, says John Magufuli.
on Wednesday, the day arrived when the jewels should be sold at an event near Manyara lake in the northern part of Tanzania. Here, the stone was purchased by Tanzania's ministry of minerals to 2.4 million pounds, equivalent to 20 million Danish kroner.
And then, what, just spend 20 million dollars on?
If the rule of thumb that a child costs around a million crowns is also the case in Tanzania, then he is still 10 million. Saniniu Laizer has 30 children and four wives.
He has, however, also plans to help out in the local community by building a shopping centre and a school.
Tanzanite is found exclusively in the small area in the northern part of Tanzania. The gemstone is so rare that the experts fear that the supply of the stones are completely exhausted in 20 years. The previous record for the heaviest stone was 3,3 kilos.