Mirerani to host rare tanzanite exhibition

04Mar 2016
Correspondent
The Guardian
Mirerani to host rare tanzanite exhibition

AUTHORITIES in Simanjiro District have called on small-scale tanzanite miners and dealers to come out en masse for the unique gemstones exhibition scheduled for March 9 and 10, this year, in Mirerani, a small town in Simanjiro District, Manyara Region.

Tanzanite

Simanjiro District Commissioner Mahmoud Kambona said for the first time the event has been organised in Mirerani, the only place on earth where tanzanite is mined.

He asked miners and traders in the district and other parts of the city to show up in big numbers to the two-day exhibition in order to expand their market and also advertise Mirerani mining sector as opposed to this year, often such fairs are held in Arusha City.

“This is an important opportunity for stakeholders and a rare occasion for the mining sector in Simanjiro; thus, we must respond positively to this opportunity,” he said.

For his part, Mirerani resident mining officer Henry Miti said preparation for the exhibition was progressing well and what was pending now was the actual date of the event.

He said he had informed many people involved with the exhibition, including miners and buyers in the northern region to facilitate the one-of-a-kind event.

“The miners and gemstones buyers must come in big numbers to trade in the precious stone,” the DC appealed.