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Prince Albert Impact Crater
Map of the Northwest Territories in Canada, showing where the Prince Albert impact crater is located.
Map of the Northwest Territories in Canada, showing where the Prince Albert impact crater is located.
Prince Albert Impact Crater
Location of the Prince Albert Impact Crater in the Northwest Territories
Impact crater/structure
Confidence Unconfirmed
Diameter ~25 kilometers (16 mi)
Age ~130–350 million years
Exposed Yes
Location
Location Prince Albert Peninsula
Coordinates

[1]
Country Canada
Province Northwest Territories

The Prince Albert Impact Crater is a probable meteorite impact crater located on Prince Albert Peninsula, in the northwestern part of Victoria Island in Canada's Northwest Territories.[1] The 25-kilometer-wide (16 mi) crater was discovered in 2010 by Brian Pratt, professor of geology at the University of Saskatchewan, and Keith Dewing of the Geological Survey of Canada while they were doing an aerial survey of the region. The crater is estimated to have formed between 130 and 350 million years ago, and may have been created when a 5-kilometer-wide (3 mi) meteor struck the Earth.[2] It is Canada's 30th known meteorite impact feature.

References

  1. ^ a b "Researchers discover new impact crater in the Arctic".   NOTE: Geographic coordinates are in the comments section.
  2. ^ "Meteor crater: Huge hole 25 kilometres wide discovered in Arctic, but was it made by a meteorite?".  

See also

  • U. of Saskatchewan Flickr gallery


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