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January 13, 2013 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

January 13, 2013
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch:Last week 0.58 inches of rain drizzled on BP2 .Alabama Weather Watchers:    Looks like a significant rain event is fixing to start as I type this email.  From Sunday through Tuesday North-West Alabama is forecast to have from 2.5″ to 3.5″, I-59 Corridor > from 1.5″ to 2.5″, and from roughly Anniston to Demopolis > 1.0″ to 1.5″.  The Cold Front will be moving from NW Alabama towards SE Alabama.
See http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?map.x=164&map.y=131&site=bmx&zmx=1&zmy=1 for percentages.
If your road is underwater, turn around don’t drown.

>    Temperature will drop tonight to a low of 45 due to a passing cold front.  Weekly Forecast is for highs to be between 48 – 50, and lows between 34-43.  It looks like showers are forecast through Thursday.

Elemental Mineral Guest
:Our elemental guess this week has an atomic number of 29.-   It is a ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity.
–    This pure ,etal is soft and malleable; a freshly exposed surface has a reddish-orange color.
–    It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity, a building material, and a constituent of various metal alloys for thousands of years.
–    It is essential to all living organisms as a trace dietary mineral .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

Showers_Icon Sunday January 13
A chance of showers/storms during day, but rain becoming likely by evening.
Afternoon High 71
Wind: S/SW 10-18 mph    Sun percentage: 10%    Hours of rain: 4
Rain potential: 1.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Monday January 14
A cold, raw and wet winter’s day.
Morning Low 45   Afternoon High 48
Wind: N 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 0%    Hours of rain: 4
Rain potential: 0.85″    Severe weather threat: None
Tuesday January 15
A chilly rain continues.
Morning Low 43  Afternoon High 47
Wind: N 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 20%    Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 0.75″    Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Wednesday January 16
Showers finally end.  Hopefully some sun late in the day.
Morning Low 39  Afternoon High 49
Wind: N 7-14 mph    Sun percentage: 45%    Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.10″    Severe weather threat: None
Rain_Heavy_Icon Thursday January 17
Rain again becoming likely.
Morning Low 36   Afternoon High 51
Wind: N 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 60%    Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 0.45″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Friday January 18
Becoming mostly sunny.
Morning Low 34 Afternoon High 55
Wind: NW 6-12 mph Sun percentage:80% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Saturday January 19
Partly cloudy.
Morning Low 38 Afternoon High 57
Wind: SW 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 70% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None

Monthly Forecast by AccuWeather:
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/birmingham-al/35203/january-weather/346630


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

Interactive Periodic Table

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

Images of Copper
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-FreeCause-shopathome_001&sz=all&va=copper

Images of Copper Minerals
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-FreeCause-shopathome_001&sz=all&va=nickel+minerals

–    Copper occurs as native copper or in minerals such as the copper sulfides chalcopyrite and chalcocite, copper carbonates azurite and malachite and the copper(I) oxide mineral cuprite.[4]

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


Metal Prices

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

Gold:  http://www.kitco.com/market/


Enjoy the attached pictures.

{Admin Note:  It is getting more and more difficult to find pictures that are not copy-right protected, especially with all the pretty jewelry.  Currently, I am spending 2-3 hours a week with this site.  If anyone has suggestions, I would appreciate your advice.}

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

Native Copper, MI?

Native Copper, MI?

Native Copper and Native Silver, MI?

Native Copper and Native Silver, MI?

Copper Carbonate.  Azurite - velvet beauty.

Copper Carbonate. Azurite – velvet beauty.

Copper Carbonate.  Malachite.

Copper Carbonate. Malachite.

Copper Carbonate.  Malachite Layers.

Copper Carbonate. Malachite Layers.

Copper Oxide.  Cuprite, Tsumbeb Mine.  iRocks.com

Copper Oxide. Cuprite, Tsumbeb Mine. iRocks.com

Copper Sulfide.  chalcocite.

Copper Sulfide. chalcocite.

Copper Sulfice.  Chalcopyrite, AZ.

Copper Sulfice. Chalcopyrite, AZ.

Hydrated Copper Silicate.  Chrysocolla.

Hydrated Copper Silicate. Chrysocolla.

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