The Spotted Lake (kliluk), situated in Osoyoos, Canada, contains one of the highest concentrations of minerals in the world (mainly epsom salts, calcium and sodium sulphates). The lake’s healing waters were used by native indians to alleviate aches and pains and during the first world war the salts were skimmed from the surface in huge amounts to be transported to eastern American munitions factories - sometimes as much as a ton per day.
The pattern appears during hot sunny days as the water evaporates and the minerals crystallize to form hundreds of incredible yellow pools. photo credit: liembo
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I am a 65 year old happily married man who lives near Liverpool in the UK. I'm a blogger - and nowadays that seems to be my main occupation. Rambles from My Chair is my main blog. I’m a retired local government executive - now studying how to survive a neurological disorder that gives me various problems but, hopefully, a whole new outlook on life and an increased sense of humour and perspective. There is a saying in Sweden "man måste vara frisk för att orka vara sjuk" ~ "you have to be well to cope with being ill"....
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