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February 1, 2015 Weekly Weather and Rock Guess

February 2, 2015
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1.  Pegmatite Profile Image.  by Northern.Edu

1. Pegmatite Profile Image. by Northern.Edu

2.  Igneous - Pegmatite Swarm, Baffin Island Glacier

2. Igneous – Pegmatite Swarm, Baffin Island Glacier

3.  Pegmatite cutting Gneiss. by arlette1

3. Pegmatite cutting Gneiss. by arlette1

4.  Pegmatite - Lithium, Elbaïte

4. Pegmatite – Lithium, Elbaïte

5.  Pegmatite with Beryl, Kuncite, and Tourmaline.  www.pegmatite.ru

5. Pegmatite with Beryl, Kuncite, and Tourmaline. http://www.pegmatite.ru

6.  Pegmatites with Tourmaline, Hamline Necklace. New Hampshire.  Bobs Rock Shop. by Bob Jones.

6. Pegmatites with Tourmaline, Hamline Necklace. New Hampshire. Bobs Rock Shop. by Bob Jones.

7.  Pegmatite, with Weathered Feldspar and  Blue Corundum Crystals.  Brazil. by Eurico Zimbres

7. Pegmatite, with Weathered Feldspar and Blue Corundum Crystals. Brazil. by Eurico Zimbres

8.  Pegmatite Cavity with Aquamarine Beryl and Microcline. by Rob Lavinsky.

8. Pegmatite Cavity with Aquamarine Beryl and Microcline. by Rob Lavinsky.

9.  Pegmatite with Beryl, Kuncite, and Tourmaline.   www.pegmatite.run

9. Pegmatite with Beryl, Kuncite, and Tourmaline. http://www.pegmatite.run

10.  Pegmatite with Amazonite and Smoky Quartz. by unknown.

10. Pegmatite with Amazonite and Smoky Quartz. by unknown.

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


This week our guest is a mystery rock.  It is the host of a lot of the pretty pictures that I post.
  This category of rock falls within the igneous rocks. 

Crystal size is the most striking feature of this rock, with crystals usually over 5 cm in size. Individual crystals over 10 metres across have been found, and many of the world’s largest crystals were found within this rock. These include, spodumene, microcline, beryl, quartz, and tourmaline.


What is it?  P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.


See below for discussion.

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Last Week in Metro Birmingham:

Sorry, Weather Underground Sites were down.  I will use the Birmingham Airport Data.

–  66 was the high and 26 was the low.
–  Rainfall total was less than 0.1 inches.

Metro Birmingham Forecast for the New Week

–  57 is the forecast high and 23 is the forecast low.
–  1.3″ of rain is forecast for the week.
– 
Cold on Tuesday Morning, 23.

Space Weather.  http://spaceweather.com/

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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=3

 

Showers_Icon Sunday February 1
Periods of rain with some rumbles of thunder possible.
Afternoon High 57
Wind: S 6-12 mph   Sun percentage: 5%   Hours of rain: 4
Rain potential: 0.75″   Severe weather threat: None
Mostly_Cloudy_Icon Monday February 2
Breezy and much colder.
Morning Low 34  Afternoon High 41
Wind: NW 10-20 mph   Sun percentage: 35%   Hours of rain: 1/4
Rain potential: 0.01″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Tuesday February 3
Mostly sunny. A cold morning.
Morning Low 23   Afternoon High 49
Wind: E 5-10 mph   Sun percentage: 80%   Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″   Severe weather threat: None
Showers_Icon Wednesday February 4
A cold rain likely.
Morning Low 33   Afternoon High 45
Wind: E 7-14 mph   Sun percentage: 5%   Hours of rain: 2
Rain potential: 0.40″   Severe weather threat: None
Sun_Rain_Showers_Icon Thursday February 5
Morning showers, gradual late day clearing.
Morning Low 38   Afternoon High 44
Wind: N 10-20 mph   Sun percentage: 35%   Hours of rain: 1/2
Rain potential: 0.15″   Severe weather threat: None
Sunny_Icon Friday February 6
Mainly sunny and cold.
Morning Low 29   Afternoon High 44
Wind: NW 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 80% Hours of rain: 0
Rain potential: 0.00″ Severe weather threat: None

Partly_Cloudy_Icon Saturday February 7
Partly sunny.
Morning Low 28    Afternoon High 49
Wind: SE 5-10 mph Sun percentage: 75% 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

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/birmingham-al/35203/february-weather/346630?monyr=2/1/2015

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

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



Our Guest This Week is the Rock, Pegmatite



Pegmatite:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegmatite


Pegmatite Discussion by Geology.com
http://geology.about.com/od/rocks/ig/igrockindex/rocpicpegmatite.htm

Pegmatite Images
:
https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVjxQJcxUgsgAHDAPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTB0b2ZrZmU3BHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwMl8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=yhs-befrugal-002&va=Pegmatites&hspart=befrugal&hsimp=yhs-002


 


ENJOY!
>  Some weeks this post goes as smoothe as  silk, but this week, I was wrestling with a bear. R

1.  Pegmatite Profile Image.  by Northern.Edu.
2.  Igneous – Pegmatite Swarm, Baffin Island Glacier.
3.  Pegmatite cutting Gneiss. by arlette1.
4.  Pegmatite – Lithium, Elbaïte Tourmaline and Lepidolite Mica.Brazil.  by Parent Gery.
5.  Pegmatite with Beryl, Kuncite, and Tourmaline.  http://www.pegmatite.ru.
6.  Pegmatites with Tourmaline, Hamline Necklace. New Hampshire.  Bobs Rock Shop. by Bob Jones.
7.  Pegmatite, with Weathered Feldspar and  Blue Corundum Crystals.  Brazil. by Eurico Zimbres.
8.  Pegmatite Cavity with Aquamarine Beryl and Microcline. by Rob Lavinsky.
9.  Pegmatite with Beryl, Kuncite, and Tourmaline.   http://www.pegmatite.run.
10.  Pegmatite with Amazonite and Smoky Quartz. by unknown.


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Author’s Request:  If you see any pictures that you know the source and photographer, let me know immediately.  Thanks!  R

Images have been searched by TinEye Reverse Image Search.  http://tineye.com/
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Randy/Randall

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