Tear-drop shaped islands caused by flood waters from Maja Vallis, as seen by Viking Orbiter. Image is located in Oxia Palus quadrangle
. The islands were formed by the ejecta of Lod
, and Gold craters.
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Gold is a crater in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 20.2° N and 31.3° W. It is 9.0 km in diameter and was named after a town in Pennsylvania, USA.
Gold is famous as being one of several craters showing clear evidence that it was affected by floods of water from Maja Valles on Mars.