Mineur (crater)

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Normal mineur.jpg
LRO WAC image
Coordinates 25°00′N 161°18′W / 25.0°N 161.3°W / 25.0; -161.3Coordinates: 25°00′N 161°18′W / 25.0°N 161.3°W / 25.0; -161.3
Diameter 73 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 162° at sunrise
Eponym Henri Mineur

Mineur is a lunar crater that lies just to the northeast of the prominent crater Jackson on the far side of the Moon. Jackson lies at the center of a broad ray system, a portion of which covers Mineur. The closest other crater of note is Cockcroft to the north.

This is a heavily eroded crater formation, with a worn rim that stands in contrast to the well-defined features of Jackson. The northern part of the rim in particular has been heavily damaged by multiple overlapping impacts. The interior floor of Mineur is relatively featureless.

Satellite craters[edit]

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Mineur.

Mineur Latitude Longitude Diameter
D 25.9° N 159.2° W 20 km
V 26.2° N 163.1° W 26 km
X 27.1° N 162.7° W 31 km