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Spotted Lake: The Most Psychedelic Lake on Earth (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:55 PM ET

You're not tripping: the colorful spots found in The Spotted Lake in British Columbia are not the result of psychedelic drugs but mineral deposits found in the lake. The lake contains some of the highest concentrations of magnesium sulfate, calcium and sodium sulphates in the world, along with small amounts of silver and titanium. In the summer, the water evaporates and the minerals crystallize, forming the beautiful patterns on the lake's surface.

The lake was considered a sacred site by the Native Americans who lived in the region and the water was thought to have therapeutic properties. Photo and video of the lake below.

Amazing Lake

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