Maple Creek crater

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Maple Creek crater
Maple Creek crater is located in Canada
Maple Creek crater
Location of Maple Creek crater in Saskatchewan
Maple Creek crater is located in Saskatchewan
Maple Creek crater
Maple Creek crater (Saskatchewan)
Impact crater/structure
Diameter6 km (3.7 mi)
Age<75 Ma
Late Cretaceous or younger
LocationWilliston Basin
Coordinates49°48′N 109°6′W / 49.800°N 109.100°W / 49.800; -109.100Coordinates: 49°48′N 109°6′W / 49.800°N 109.100°W / 49.800; -109.100
Country Canada
ProvinceDivision No. 4, Saskatchewan

Maple Creek is a subterranean meteorite crater in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 6 km (3.7 mi) in diameter and the age is estimated to be less than 75 million years (Late Cretaceous or younger). The crater is buried beneath younger sediments and cannot be seen at the surface.[1]


  1. ^ "Maple Creek". Earth Impact Database. Planetary and Space Science Centre University of New Brunswick Fredericton. Retrieved 2015-09-28.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gent, M. R., Kreis, L. K. and D. Gendzwill., The Maple Creek structure, southwestern Saskatchewan. Summary of Investigations 1992, Saskatchewan Geological Survey, Rep. 92-4, p 204-208. 1992
  • Gent, M. R., Maple Creek, Gravity Data, Palynology Report, 1992
  • Grieve, R. A. F., Kreis, K., Therriault,A.M.and P.B.Robertson., Impact structures in the Williston Basin. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, v 33, n 4, p A63-A64. 1998
  • Vreeken, W. J., Postglacial geomorphic evolution of the Maple Creek Basin, Pallister Triangle, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1998 GSA Annual Meeting, Abstract 50594. 1998

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