Spotted Lake

May 03, 2003

Spottedlake

Provided by: Teena Della, Terry Fox Secondary School
Summary authors & editors: Teena Della

The photo above shows the appropriately named Spotted Lake, which is located a few miles west of Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada -- off of Highway 3. The lake covers 38 acres and has one of the world's highest concentrations of minerals. It’s therapeutic and easily harvested waters contain; magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts), calcium and sodium sulfates, plus eight other minerals and traces of four more, including silver and titanium. In the summer, as water evaporates in the desert heat of Osoyoos, the lake's mud forms white, pale yellow, green and blue circles, depending on its mineral concentrations.

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