Gem of a talk from Chris

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Diamonds are not always a girls best friend … as geologist Chris Cooper proves.

He was Kirkcudbright Rotary Club’s guest speaker this week and gave a fascinating and informative presentation.

Chris has worked in some 13 countries, panning and searching for gold, using both the basic compass, maps and lone pioneering in perilous regions, to the more familiar technology of helo drops, satellite communications and GPS.

It did not take long for president Anne Halliday, pictured with Chris, to realise that the small piece of gold could turn a woman’s thoughts away from diamonds.