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March 10, 2013 Weekly Weather and Mineral Guess

March 10, 2013
Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch:Last week 0.16  inches of rain fell on BP2 , with a high of 72 and a low of 27.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New WeekWindy for Sunday and Sunday Night as the next front approaches, occasional gusts to 30 mph.  0.65 inches of rain is forecast for Tuesday, no severe weather is currently in the forecast.  After the front passes, it will turn cooler.  Forecast high is 72 for Sunday with a forecast low of 35 on Wednesday.



Elemental Mineral Guest
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This week, we will look at one of the alkaline earth metals, #4, Be, on the top left side of the periodic table.

–    Be increases hardness and resistance to corrosion when alloyed to aluminium, cobalt, copper (notably beryllium copper), iron and nickel.[3] I It is used in aircraft, missiles, space vehicles and communication satellites.[3]
–    it is the most common window material for X-ray equipment.
*    When dressed up as gemstones, She steals the show.  [Lots of Pretty Pictures Attached]
>    But as a pure metal, she is deadly toxic, even in small amounts.

What is it?   Be _ _ _ _ _ _ _ .



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 March 10
A great looking day. Very warm. A mix of clouds and sun.
Afternoon High 72
Wind: S/SE 8-18 mph    Sun percentage: 55%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
T-Storms_Icon Monday March 11
Showers and some thunderstorms, heaviest activity will be out of here by evening.
Morning Low 55   Afternoon High 62
Wind: SW 10-20 mph    Sun percentage: 10%    Hours of rain: 3
Rain potential: 0.65″    Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Tuesday March 12
Morning clouds will give way to afternoon sun.
Morning Low 36   Afternoon High 56
Wind: NW 7-14 mph    Sun percentage: 55%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Wednesday March 13
Mostly sunny.
Morning Low 35   Afternoon High 58
Wind: NE 5-10 mph    Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Thursday March 14
Sunny and spring-like. Very mild.
Morning Low 38   Afternoon High 60
Wind: S 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 80%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Friday March 15
Mostly sunny. A great way to end the week.
Morning Low 41 Afternoon High 66
Wind: S 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 90% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None
Saturday March 16
A mix of sun and clouds. Mild.
Morning Low 45 Afternoon High 68
Wind: SW 6-124 mph Sun percentage: 75% 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/march-weather/346630?monyr=3/1/2013


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

Interactive Periodic Table



Beryllium
  is our elemental guest this week.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryllium

Images of Beryllium
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&va=Beryllium

>    A plethora of gemstones as beryl, Be 3 Al 2 (SiO 3) 6, and chrysoberyl, Be Al 2 O 4.



Images of Emerald

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&va=Emerald

Images of Aquamarine
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&va=aquamarine

Images of Goshenite
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&va=goshenite+gemstone

Images of Morganite
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&va=morganite+gemstone

Images of Red Beryl
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&va=Red+Beryl

Images of Golden Beryl
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&va=Golden+Beryl


Images of Chrysoberyl
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=ytff1-sunm&va=chrysoberyl


>    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.

Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

Randall McDaniel,
CPESC, CPG, PG-AL
“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


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  Chrysobery, Cat’s Eye, 5.90c, $4.5K.jpg
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  Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite Ring, 2.56 ct., $64K.jpg
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