Wednesday, 6 August 2008


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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