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Boorangoora - Lake McKenzie (Fraser Island)

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Hidden : 3/1/2010
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Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Fraser Island has more than half the wold's perched lakes.
They are one of Fraser Islands superlative values for World Heritage listing.

McKenzie is one of these perched lakes.
Sitting on top of compact sand and vegetable matter 100 metres above sea level. It has an area of 150 hectares.
The beach sand of Lake McKenzie is nearly pure silica and it is possible to wash hair, teeth, jewelry, and exfoliate one's skin.

The lake has very few nutrients and pH varies, though sunscreen and soaps are a problem as a form of pollution.

Fraser Island's vegetation is rich in tannins and other organic acids, which stain surface water in tines of rich red-brown to pale golden-yellow.

Look closely and you will see that even these darker waters are clean and free of mud and silt.

Following questions do have to be answered to claim this earthchache:

- How deep is the lake at the dark blue/black areas ?
- Why is Lake McKenzie's water colourless? and other lakes on Fraser Island are not?
- It would be great if you would add a picture of your GPSr and/or yourselft at the Lake McKenzie.

Mail the answers of the above questions to the cache owner and upload the photo to your log.

PS: Answers can be given in English or German

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