Tanzanian miner and father-of-30 who became an overnight millionaire after digging up two huge gemstones worth $3.35m, has found another stone worth $2m

A father-of-30 miner who became an overnight millionaire after digging up ultra-rare gemstones said he has found a third multi-million-pound lump of Tanzanite.

The third stone allegedly weighs six kilograms and has an estimated value of £1.5million ($2million).

Saniniu Laizer found Tanzanite, which has a deep violet-blue colour, near his home in northern Tanzania.

The 52-year-old, who has four wives and 30 children, previously vowed to use some of his earnings to build a school and a shopping mall.

The first two stones have an estimated value of $3.4 million.

The gem is found only in the East African country and is considered to be one of the rarest gemstones on earth.

Laizer waved the large stone over his head before handing it over to Tanzanian government officials who gave him a check to purchase it.

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