Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, across the Brazos Valley, Saturday afternoon and evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
You read that right, gold found in trees!
Scientists have recently found gold deposits in the popular Australian eucalyptus. While the ability for trees to absorb minerals is not a new concept, scientists in the past struggled to prove that the roots of these trees could pull up minerals much deeper than surface soil deposits.
The new finding says that some eucalyptus and acacia trees in South Australia have deep, extensive roots that search for water, especially during a drought. Deep enough to literally strike gold deposits and absorb incredibly small traces within their leaves. So small, the gold is practically invisible to the naked eye.