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October 20, 2013 Weekly Weather and Gemstone Guess

October 20, 2013

Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:

For the previous week, 0.5 inches of rain fell on BP2 The weekly high was 83 and the weekly low was 51.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week
    Sunday’s low was 44.
    Mostly clear to partly cloudy with cooler weather in progress, almost getting cold.
    0.05″ rainfall potential for Monday.
    73 is the forecast high for Monday and 36 is the forecast low for Thursday morning.
   

*    Bill Lawrence and Cheryl Worthington guessed correctly in identifying the Dismals Canyon near Phil Campbell, AL in Franklin Co., AL.
http://dismalscanyon.com/


Gemstone Guesses are from My Rings and Things Files


We will start this series with the color Green.

    “The mineral or gemstone is an oxide of beryllium and aluminum.
And yes in comes in colors other than green.
    “Chrysoberyl is the third-hardest frequently encountered natural gemstone and lies at 8.5 on the hardness scale, between corundum (9) and topaz (8).[4]
    “When the mineral exhibits good pale green to yellow color and is transparent, then it is used as a gemstone.
    It is found in pegmatitic rocks
    Much of the Gemstone Material is mined in Brazil and Sri Lanka is recovered from placers, as the host rocks have been intensely weathered and eroded.

According to the Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003; the lore of this gemstone brings “compassion, forgiveness, generosity, and confidence”.  “It supports self healing, balances adrenaline and cholesterol, and fortifies the chest and liver.”
See Caveat at the End.

What is it?

C _ _ _ _ _ b e r y l



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


Sunny_Icon Sunday October 20
A cold morning. Abundant sunshine. Mild.
Afternoon High 71
Wind: N 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 95%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Monday October 21
Mostly sunny day. Clouds increase with a slight chance of a shower overnight.
Morning Low 46   Afternoon High 73
Wind: SE 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 75%    Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.05″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Tuesday October 22
Partly sunny.  Perhaps a lingering morning shower.
Morning Low 49   Afternoon High 71
Wind: W 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 55%    Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.05″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Wednesday October 23
More sun than clouds. Becoming breezy.  Cooler.
Morning Low 42   Afternoon High 64
Wind: NW 10-20 mph    Sun percentage: 65%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Thursday October 24
A very chilly start, then total sunshine.
Morning Low 36   Afternoon High 63
Wind: N 6-12 mph    Sun percentage: 100%    Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″    Severe weather threat: None
Partly_Cloudy_Icon Friday October 25
Partly cloudy. Still very cool.
Morning Low 39    Afternoon High 64
Wind: NW 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 70% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Saturday October 26
Partly cloudy skies.
Morning Low 42 Afternoon High 66
Wind: S 6-12 mph Sun percentage: 70% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None


Weather Underground Map for Metro Birmingham (Just wander around the state to pick you closest weather station).
http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=33.24038696&lon=-86.82407379&zoom=10&pin=

Monthly Forecast by AccuWeather

www.accuweather.com/en/us/birmingham-al/35203/october-weather/346630?monyr=10/1/2013

Alabama Climate Data
http://nsstc.uah.edu/alclimate/climate/daily_climate.php




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

 


Weekly Gemstone Guest

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

Images of Chrysoberyl.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=chrysoberyl

Images of Chrysoberyl Gemstones.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0PDoX79_WJSH3IA6aGJzbkF?p=Price+of+chrysoberyl+gemstones&fr=moz35&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt&y=Search

Images of Chrysoberyl Jewelry.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0PDoQwa_2JSU2EAy_.JzbkF?p=Images+of+chrysoberyl+jewelry&fr=moz35&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt&y=Search


A few sites that I checked, Chrysoberyl ranges from $22 to $73.50 per carat.  I imagine the better grades go much higher.  Yep!  I am up to $278 per carat.



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Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

Chrysoberyl and Diamond Ring

Chrysoberyl and Diamond Ring

Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite Ring, 2.56ct.

Chrysoberyl, Alexandrite Ring, 2.56ct.

Chrysoberyl, Cats-Eye Ring, 9.39ct.

Chrysoberyl, Cats-Eye Ring, 9.39ct.

Chrysoberyl, Cats-Eye, green

Chrysoberyl, Cats-Eye, green

Chrysoberyl, Ceylon, cushion cut

Chrysoberyl, Ceylon, cushion cut

Chrysoberyl Gemstone, gatorade color

Chrysoberyl Gemstone, gatorade color

Chrysobery Gemstone, green

Chrysobery Gemstone, green

Chrysoberyl Gemstone, yellow-green

Chrysoberyl Gemstone, yellow-green

Chrysoberyl ring, 14.55ct., w/ Tsavorites-green garnets

Chrysoberyl ring, 14.55ct., w/ Tsavorites-green garnets

Chrysoberyl Gemstone

Chrysoberyl Gemstone

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