Tanzanian miner is overnight millionaire with large gem find

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — A small-scale miner in Tanzania has become an overnight millionaire after unearthing two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found. Tanzania’s government bought the book-sized stones weighing nine kilogramme and five kilogramme from miner Saniniu Laizer for USD3.4 million. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin.