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December 2, 2012 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

December 2, 2012
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch:
Last week 0.31 inches of rain fell on BP2 with a high of 71.1 and a low of 29.5.

>    Weekly Forecast is for highs in the 60’s and 70’s with lows in the 40’s and 50’s.  Rain is forecast for Tuesday.  In Voodoo Land, some type of disturbance is guesstimated for next weekend.Elemental Mineral Guest:Our elemental guess this week has an atomic number of 27.-   This element is a hard, lustrous, silver-gray metal in its pure state, but it is found naturally only in chemically combined form.

–    This element is an important industrial metal alloy, including stainless steel.
–   Blue pigments of this element have been used since ancient times for jewelry and paints, and to impart a distinctive blue tint to glass.
–    It is used in the preparation of magnetic, wear-resistant and high-strength alloys.
–    It is a co-enzyme for Vitamin B-12.

What is it?  C _ _ _ _ _ .


Weather Guesses

Alabama All Weather Hazards Awareness:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/bmx/aware/swaw_2011/web_version2.pdf

NWS, Huntsville, AL:            http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hun/
NWS, Birmingham, AL:        http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/
NWS, Mobile, AL:                   http://www.srh.noaa.gov/mob/

Metro Birmingham.  Compliments of ABC3340
http://www.alabamawx.com/?page_id=31752

Sunday December 2
A gorgeous Sunday.Mostly sunny and very mild.
Morning Low 50   Afternoon High 72
Wind: SE/S 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 75%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Monday December 3
Unseasonably warm. Partly sunny.
Morning Low 52   Afternoon High 74
Wind: S 7-14 mph    Sun percentage: 65%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Tuesday December 4
Showers and some thunderstorms possible.
Morning Low 54    Afternoon High 72
Wind: S 7-14 mph    Sun percentage: 40%    Hours of rain: 1
Rain potential: 0.35″    Severe weather threat: None
Wednesday December 5
Cooler. Decreasing clouds through the day.
Morning Low 52    Afternoon High 63
Wind: NW 7-14 mph    Sun percentage: 55%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Thursday December 6
Mostly sunny.
Morning Low 44   Afternoon High 64
Wind: NE 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 85%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Friday December 7
Increasing clouds. Rain chances on the rise.
Morning Low 51    Afternoon High 66
Wind: SE 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 60% Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.10″ Severe weather threat: None
Saturday December 8
Scattered showers and maybe a thunderstorm.
Morning Low 48 Afternoon High 62
Wind: SE 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 55% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None

Minerals and Rocks = “The Good Life from the Ground”
“If it ain’t grown, its got to be mined”

Interactive Periodic Table

Cobalt is the elemental guest this week.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt

Images of Cobalt Minerals
https://www.google.com/search?q=images+of+cobalt+minerals&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=XVC&tbo=u&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=VG-7UIbzCZPo8wSG8YGIDw&ved=0CC4QsAQ&biw=986&bih=513

>    Images, Scroll down for Image Web Sites, As Needed.

Cobalt occurs in copper and nickel minerals and in combination with sulfur and arsenic in the sulfidic cobaltite (CoAsS), safflorite (CoAs2) and skutterudite (CoAs3) minerals.[9]

As shown in the Cobalt Miner picture, all minerals must be mined in some sort of fashion, and some for good and some for greed.


Metal Prices

Base Metals:  http://www.kitcometals.com/

Gold:  http://www.kitco.com/market/


Enjoy the attached pictures.

Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

Randall McDaniel, PG, CPESC
“Your Rock Doctor”
The Basic Company, LLC
320 Cambo Lane
Hoover, AL 35226-1414
Office: (205) 823-0501
Cell: (205) 276-6650
alrockdoc@bellsouth.net
Web: www.bluffparkbackporch.com

Co.  Blue Spinel Gemstone

Cobalt Blue Glass

Cobalt Blue Glass

Cobalt Spinel.  On Matrix, Water Worn, Cut

Cobalt Spinel. On Matrix, Water Worn, Cut

Cobalt Miner

Cobalt Miner

Cobalt and Silver, Ontario

Cobalt and Silver, Ontario

Cobalt Metal

Cobalt Metal

Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Ore

Cobalt Calcite on Matrix

Cobalt Calcite on Matrix

Co.  Spinel Crystal

Co. Spinel Crystal

Cobalt.  Cobaltite Mineral

Cobalt. Cobaltite Mineral

Co.  Cobaltite Crystal

Co. Cobaltite Crystal

Cobalt.  Bristol Blue Glass

Cobalt. Bristol Blue Glass

Co.  Early_blue_and_white_ware_circa_1335_Jingdezhen

Co. Early_blue_and_white_ware_circa_1335_Jingdezhen

Cobalt.  Blue Spinel Gemstone

Cobalt. Blue Spinel Gemstone

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