Pilot crater

Pilot Lake
Pilot Lake - Landsat OLI 42.jpg
Satellite image (Landsat)
LocationNorthwest Territories
Coordinates60°17′N 111°0′W / 60.283°N 111.000°W / 60.283; -111.000
Typecrater lake
Basin countriesCanada
Surface area43 km2 (17 sq mi)
Max. depth90 m (300 ft)
Surface elevation255 m (837 ft)

Pilot crater is an impact crater in the Northwest Territories, Canada, just north of the Alberta border and near Fort Smith (54 km). It is 6 kilometres in diameter and the age is estimated to be 445 ± 2 million years (Upper Ordovician).[1]

The crater contains Pilot Lake, a pristine fresh-water lake that covers 43 square kilometres (16 mi²) and is 90 metres (300 ft) deep. Lake trout, northern pike, whitefish, and pickerel are plentiful, supporting a summer market for recreational fishing.[2]


  1. ^ "Pilot". Earth Impact Database. Planetary and Space Science Centre University of New Brunswick Fredericton. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  2. ^ "Pilot Lake Cabins – Fly-In Fishing". Archived from the original on 2006-12-05. Retrieved 2007-01-14.

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Coordinates: 60°17′N 111°0′W / 60.283°N 111.000°W / 60.283; -111.000

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