Diamond Mountains

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Diamond Mountains
2014-08-11 13 30 55 View of Diamond Peak from U.S. Route 50 about 8.1 miles east of the Eureka County line in White Pine County, Nevada.JPG
Distant view of Diamond Peak, highest point in the range
Highest point
Peak Diamond Peak
Elevation 10,631 ft (3,240 m)
Geography
Diamond Mountains is located in Nevada
Diamond Mountains
Diamond Mountains
Country United States
State Nevada
Counties White Pine, Eureka
Range coordinates 39°53′N 115°48′W / 39.89°N 115.8°W / 39.89; -115.8Coordinates: 39°53′N 115°48′W / 39.89°N 115.8°W / 39.89; -115.8[1]
Topo map USGS Diamond Springs

The Diamond Mountains are a mountain range along the border of Eureka and White Pine Counties, in northern Nevada, Western United States.

Geography[edit]

The range reaches a maximum elevation of 10,631 ft (3240 m) on the summit of Diamond Peak.[2] The range separates Newark Valley from Diamond Valley. The mountains cover an area of 293.4 square miles (760 km2).

The southeastern Diamond Mountains angle southwest to meet the Fish Creek Range, and the adjacent Mountain Boy Range.

The Bureau of Land Management oversees 96% of the Diamond Mountains range (privately held land makes up the other 4%).[citation needed] The flora and fauna are typical of higher elevation habitats in the Central Basin and Range ecoregion.

Access[edit]

The town of Eureka lies between the three ranges, with unimproved roads north across Diamond Valley to access the western flank of the range. Southeast from Eureka, U.S. 50 crosses the southern Diamond Mountains, and turns eastward at the range's south end.

Nevada State Route 892 follows the eastern flank foothills for half the range's length. The route then becomes an unimproved road north past the range, then through Huntington Valley to meet Nevada State Route 228 and Elko.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diamond Mountains". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Diamond Peak, Nevada". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-10-06. 
  • Nevada Atlas & Gazetteer, 2001, pgs. 39 and 47


Diamond Mountains, winter 2013

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