Chubb Crater or Crystal Eye of Nunavik

Chubb Crater or Crystal Eye of Nunavik Chubb Crater or Crystal Eye of Nunavik

Only natural wonder - the lake circular shape in which the water is blue, the prisoners within the walls of an ancient but well-preserved crater, from contact with the meteorite is on the territory of the far north of Quebec in Canada.

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For the most part little known to the outside world, filled the crater lake for a long time to know the locals, who gave him the name «Crystal Eye of Nunavik» because of its pure water. Visibility depth is really able to impress, reaching thirty-five meters.
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Long time no one knew of its existence only in 1943, the crew found its combat aircraft. After that, the crater-lake, which has not so simple and memorable shape, began to be used for navigation. Photo nature of this phenomenon was published only in 1950.
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Seeing the photo, the famous diamond miners B. Chubb presented the hypothesis that the lake appeared in one of the extinct volcanoes, so the pool of the reservoir serves as a repository of expensive stones. At the same time V. Ben Ming, an employee of the Royal Museum ontariyskogo B. Chubb created an expedition and then returned two more times in order to carry out additional tests, found that the crater of the volcano is not formed, and fallen on the ground about 1.4 million years ago a meteorite.
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Thanks to this discovery, the crater made the decision to give the name «Chubb Crater», in honor of W. Chubb, who organized the expedition and explored this crater. But, as demanded by the Council of Quebec Geographic lake became known as «crater of New Quebec. And in 1999 the name changed again, and now it is called «Pingualuit», in honor of the National Park Pingualuit. The lake is at an altitude of about one hundred and sixty meters, its diameter is 3.5 km and depth - about four meters.

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