Deep Bay crater

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Deep Bay crater
Deep Bay crater LC08 L1TP 037021 20180718 20180731 01 T1.jpg
Landsat image, approximately 23.5 km wide, centered on the structure
Impact crater/structure
Confidenceconfirmed
Diameter13 kilometres (8 mi)
Age99 ± 4 million years old (Cretaceous)
ExposedNo
DrilledYes
Location
Coordinates56°24′N 102°59′W / 56.400°N 102.983°W / 56.400; -102.983Coordinates: 56°24′N 102°59′W / 56.400°N 102.983°W / 56.400; -102.983
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Deep Bay crater is located in Saskatchewan
Deep Bay crater
Deep Bay crater
Location of the Deep Bay crater in Saskatchewan
NASA satellite map of Reindeer Lake showing the Deep Bay crater at the south end

Deep Bay is a bay near the south-western tip of Reindeer Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada.[1] The bay is strikingly circular and very deep (220 m) in an otherwise irregular and shallow lake. It is the deepest body of water in Saskatchewan.[2]

The bay was formed in a 13 km wide impact crater. The age of the crater is estimated to be 99 ± 4 million years (Cretaceous).[3]

The smaller Gow crater, of Triassic age, is approximately 90 km west of Deep Bay crater.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Deep Bay)". Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  2. ^ "Meteorite impact". Geoscape Canada. Natural Resources Canada. 2008-01-07. Archived from the original on 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
  3. ^ "Deep Bay". Earth Impact Database. University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 2011-10-22.

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