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Pingualuk

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Description Lake Pingualuk, was formed 1.5 million years ago by a meteorite, and is one of the planet's best-preserved craters. The lake is also known as "The Crystal Eye of Nunavik".
Country Canada
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Physical Characteristics

Description According to Raymonde Pomerleau of Quebec's Wildlife and Parks Department, Lake Pingualuk "is the second-most-transparent lake in the world".
Depth Maximum depth: 240.0 m
Age 1 million - 2 million years before present
Origin Meteor Impact
Type Permanent
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News

4/17/2001 - Deep Crater Lake in Canada is Star Attraction of park Project
12/4/2000 - Crater lake comes with new park in Canada

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