Gold (crater)

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Gold Crater
Viking Teardrop Islands.jpg
Tear-drop shaped islands caused by flood waters from Maja Vallis, as seen by Viking Orbiter. Image is located in Oxia Palus quadrangle. The islands are formed in the ejecta of Lod Crater, Bok Crater, and Gold Crater.
Planet Mars
Coordinates 20°12′N 31°18′W / 20.2°N 31.3°W / 20.2; -31.3Coordinates: 20°12′N 31°18′W / 20.2°N 31.3°W / 20.2; -31.3
Diameter 9.0 km
Eponym a town in Pennsylvania, USA

Gold Crater is a crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 20.2° N and 31.3° W. It is 9.0 km in diameter and was named after a town in Pennsylvania, USA.[1]

Gold Crater is famous as being one of several craters showing clear evidence that it was affected by floods of water from Maja Valles on Mars.

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