Gow crater
Gow Lake - Landsat OLI 37
Impact crater/structure
Diameter5 kilometres (3 mi)
Age< 250 million years old (Triassic)
Coordinates56°27′5″N 104°28′5″W / 56.45139°N 104.46806°W / 56.45139; -104.46806Coordinates: 56°27′5″N 104°28′5″W / 56.45139°N 104.46806°W / 56.45139; -104.46806
Gow crater
Gow crater
Location of the Gow crater in Saskatchewan

Gow is an impact crater in Saskatchewan, Canada.

It is 5 km (3 mi) in diameter and the age is estimated to be less than 250 million years (Triassic or later). The crater contains a classic crater lake with an island (Calder Island) formed by the central uplift.[1][2] It is the smallest known crater in Canada with an uplift structure.[3]

The larger Deep Bay crater, of Cretaceous age, is approximately 90 km east of Gow crater.


  1. ^ "Gow". Earth Impact Database. Planetary and Space Science Centre University of New Brunswick Fredericton. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  2. ^ Thomas, M.D.; Innes, M.J.S. (1977-03-03). "The Gow Lake impact structure, northern Saskatchewan". Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. NRC Research Press. 14 (8): 1788–1795. Bibcode:1977CaJES..14.1788T. doi:10.1139/e77-152. ISSN 1480-3313. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
  3. ^ Pickersgill, A. E.; Lee, M. R.; Mark, D. F.; Osinski, G. R. (2015). "Shock Metamorphism in Impact Melt Rocks from the Gow Lake Impact Structure, Saskatchewan, Canada" (PDF). Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2015) (1832): 2181. Bibcode:2015LPI....46.2181P. Retrieved 2015-11-19.