Spotted Lake is a saline endorheic alkali lake that draws countless visitors from around the world located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia Canada. The Lake has rich in minerals such as magnesium sulfate, calcium, and sodium sulphate and contains extremely high concentrations of minerals such as silver and titanium. This geological wonder has been considered a mystery place for centuries by the native people, perhaps they thought the water has possessing therapeutic value. It was actually recognized by the First Nations of the Okanagan Valley as “Khiluk”.

In summer, Spotted Lake Khiluk Water evaporates leaving behind colorful mineral deposits. The ameoba-shaped Spotted Lake changes colors throughout the year and during the summer divides itself into white, green, blue, and yellow pools. It is said that the lake has the highest natural concentration of this mineral in the world.

The colorful large spots appear according to mineral composition, Magnesium sulfate normally crystallizes in summer play a major role to spot color and remaining minerals in the lake harden to form natural walkways around and between the spots. Nowadays, the spotted lake is surrounded by a fence to keep people off, but you can get a good view of it from the highway. Also, a signboard advising tourists about the spotted l ake’s healing powers.

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These minerals were used in the manufacture of ammunition during the First World War. Chinese labor force skimmed up a ton a day of salts from the Lake surface and shipped them to munitions vendors in eastern Canada. Later on, the site came under the control of the Ernest Smith Family for a term of about 40 years. Ernest Smith attempted to create interest in a spa at the lake in 1979.

Spotted Lake Khiluk is a strange and significantly important site having great potential of commercial exploitation presently hype much controversy. The native peoples used the lake mud and water for the treatment of aches and ailments. Therefore, officially, Spotted Lake is on private land and therefore theoretically not accessible for close-up observation.

The spotted lake is surrounded by cairns rock piles often indicating graves. You cannot miss this historic landmark as you drive along the highway just west of the city. A lot of people stop on the side of the road for a longer look and are amazed at the power of natural marvel.

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Source: Wikipedia 

The ameoba-shaped Spotted Lake, changes colors throughout the year and during the summer time divides itself into white, green, blue and yellow pools.
The ameoba-shaped Spotted Lake changes colors throughout the year and during the summer divides itself into white, green, blue, and yellow pools.
It is said that the lake has the highest natural concentration of this mineral in the world.
It is said that the lake has the highest natural concentration of this mineral in the world.
Even in the depths of winter you can just about make out, through the snow, the dimples which form the circles. Image Credit Bryanh
Even in the depths of winter, you can just about make out, through the snow, the dimples which form the circles. Image Credit Bryanh
 It is actually recognized to the First Nations of the Okanagan Valley as Kliluk. Image Credit Flickr User andreaslenz
It is actually recognized to the First Nations of the Okanagan Valley as Kliluk. Image Credit Flickr User andreaslenz
Spotted Lake is a strange and significantly important site having great potential of commercial exploitation presently hype much controversy. Image Credit Flickr User Houston Marsh
Spotted Lake is a strange and significantly important site having great potential of commercial exploitation presently hype much controversy. Image Credit Flickr User Houston Marsh
The Ernest Smith attempted to create interest in a spa at the lake in 1979. Image Credit Flickr User Christopher Wenger
Ernest Smith attempted to create interest in a spa at the lake in 1979. Image Credit Flickr User Christopher Wenger
 The colorful large spots appears according to mineral composition, Magnesium sulfate normally crystallizes in summer play a major role to spot color Image Credit Flickr User Calyspo Orchid
The colorful large spots appear according to mineral composition, Magnesium sulfate normally crystallizes in summer play a major role to spot color Image Credit Flickr User Calyspo Orchid
Nowadays, the spotted lake is surrounded by a fence to keep people off, but you can get a good view of it from the highway. Image Credit Flickr User Calypso Orchid
Nowadays, the spotted lake is surrounded by a fence to keep people off, but you can get a good view of it from the highway. Image Credit Flickr User Calypso Orchid.
These minerals were used in the manufacture of ammunition during First World War. Image Credit Flickr User bryanh
These minerals were used in the manufacture of ammunition during the First World War. Image Credit Flickr User bryanh
The native peoples used the lake mud and water for the treatment of aches and ailments. Image Credit Flickr User popejon
The native peoples used the lake mud and water for the treatment of aches and ailments. Image Credit Flickr User popejon
Spotted Lake is a saline endorheic alkali lake draws countless visitors from around the world located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia Canada. Image Credit Flickr User Tim Gage
Spotted Lake is a saline endorheic alkali lake that draws countless visitors from around the world located near the city of Osoyoos in British Columbia Canada. Image Credit Flickr User Tim Gage
The Lake has rich of minerals such as magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulphate and contains extremely high concentrations of minerals such as silver and titanium.
The Lake has rich in minerals such as magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulphate and contains extremely high concentrations of minerals such as silver and titanium.
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Originally posted 2016-05-28 09:50:52.

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