WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Lake Khiluk (Canada): World's most mineralized lake

05-05-2020

(Worldkings.org) Lake Khiluk, Canada is the world's most mineralized lake.

Lake Khiluk (Spotted Lake) is a saline endorheic alkali lake located northwest of Osoyoos in the eastern Similkameen Valley of British Columbia, Canada, accessed via Highway 3. 

Spotted Lake is richly concentrated with various minerals. It contains dense deposits of magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulphates. It also contains high concentrations of eight other minerals and lower amounts of silver and titanium. 

Most of the water in the lake evaporates over the summer, revealing colourful mineral deposits. Large “spots” on the lake appear and are colored according to the mineral composition and seasonal amount of precipitation.

Magnesium sulfate, which crystallizes in the summer, is a major contributor to spot colour. In the summer, remaining minerals in the lake harden to form natural “walkways” around and between the spots.

According to en.wikipedia


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