posted 01-28-2013 11:51 PM
Jim Scotti has an excellent webpage, images and a field report on the Cinder Lake Crater Fields near Flagstaff.
For those interested in Apollo-era lunar geology and astrogeology, there is a lot to see in and around Flagstaff, Arizona.
The iconic 24in Clark Telescope at Lowell Observatory was heavily used in the 1960s to create lunar surface maps.
The Ground Rover ("Grover") that Dave Scott and Jim Irwin used to practise driving on Cinder Lake Crater Fields is in the lobby of the US Geological Survey Astrogeology Center at Flagstaff.
The Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater, and Barringer/Meteor Crater were all used as instructional sites for the Apollo astronauts by geology instructors Lee Silver, Gordon Swann, and Gene Shoemaker.
Lunar Analogue Test Sites This 6.59Mb pdf file has excellent information on the Cinder Lake, Black Canyon, and Black Point Crater Fields in Northern Arizona.
Making Craters - Mare Tranquillitatis in Flagstaff Arizona This USGS Astrogeology Science Center video shows the construction of Cinder Lake Crater Field.
USGS Apollo Astrogeology Resources
Lunar and Planetary Institute Apollo Documents contains some great Apollo lunar astrogeology document links.
Apollo Geology Field Training Exercises documents dates, locations and details of Apollo geological training.
USGS Project Apollo Photographic Library has a comprehensive selection of images relating to Apollo geological training in Northern Arizona.