Diamond Peak (Moffat County, Colorado)

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Diamond Peak
Diamond Peak is located in Colorado
Diamond Peak
Diamond Peak
Elevation 9,645 ft (2,940 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 2,820 ft (860 m)[1]
Location Moffat County, Colorado, U.S.
Coordinates 40°57′01″N 108°52′01″W / 40.95028°N 108.86694°W / 40.95028; -108.86694Coordinates: 40°57′01″N 108°52′01″W / 40.95028°N 108.86694°W / 40.95028; -108.86694[2]
Topo map USGS Beaver Basin

Diamond Peak, elevation 11,285 ft (3,440 m), is a summit in Moffat County, Colorado. It acquired its name by being a prominent landmark just south of a phony diamond deposit in the diamond hoax of 1872.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Diamond Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Diamond Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  3. ^ Peter Farquar, “Site of the diamond swindle of 1872,” California Historical Society Quarterly, Mar. 1963, v.42 n.1 p.49-53.

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