Stone Mountain

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Stone Mountain (Apollo 16 site formation name)

Lat: 9.1°S, Long: 15.6°E, Diam: 5 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 45

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Hill-like elevation south of Apollo 16's landing site. Compared with Mons Hadley and Hadley Delta at the landing site of Apollo 15 or the North Massif and South Massif at the landing site of Apollo 17, Stone Mountain and Smoky Mountains at the site of Apollo 16 appear rather dull and unimpressive. On the other hand, the boulders which Apollo 16's astronauts John Young and Charles Duke investigated were of extraordinary proportions! (House Rock for example, aka Big Black Boulder). - DannyCaes Nov 26, 2016

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(no Wikipedia page for Apollo 16's Stone Mountain).

Additional Information

The Landing Site Name "Stone Mountain" is plotted on Topophotomap 78D2/S1 .


  • Astronaut-named feature, Apollo 16 site.
  • A small bowl-shaped crater on the slope of Stone Mountain was unofficially called Crown (see page 222 in David M. Harland's Exploring the Moon; the Apollo expeditions (Springer, 1999).
  • An error on one of Apollo 16's original LEVA-traverse maps was detected by Danny Caes. The name STONE MOUNTAIN (near the map's upper right corner) should be SMOKY MOUNTAINS.
  • Not at all related, but... interesting to know: Ormond Stone (1847-1933, American astronomer). See also Stone-'STN' in page X of the SKY CATALOGUE 2000.0, Volume 2: Double Stars, Variable Stars and Nonstellar Objects (Table I, Double Star Designation Codes), and also several pages in T.W.Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, Volume 2; The Stars. - DannyCaes Jul 31, 2015

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David M. Harland: EXPLORING THE MOON, the Apollo expeditions.