Diamond Peak (Colorado)

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Diamond Peak
Diamond Peak is located in Colorado
Diamond Peak
Diamond Peak
Highest point
Elevation 9,665 ft (2,946 m) [2][3]
Prominence 2,845 ft (867 m) [3]
Isolation 29.67 mi (47.75 km) [3]
Coordinates 40°57′01″N 108°52′41″W / 40.9502385°N 108.8781712°W / 40.9502385; -108.8781712Coordinates: 40°57′01″N 108°52′41″W / 40.9502385°N 108.8781712°W / 40.9502385; -108.8781712[1]
Location Moffat County, Colorado, U.S.[1]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Beaver Basin, Colorado[1]

Diamond Peak is a prominent mountain summit in the Green River Basin of the U.S. state of Colorado. The 9,665-foot (2,946 m) peak is located 51.0 miles (82.1 km) northwest by west (bearing 306°) of the community of Maybell in Moffat County, Colorado, United States.[2][3][1]


Diamond Peak was the scene of a diamond salting scheme known as the Diamond hoax of 1872. It was solved by Clarence King, the noted geologist and surveyor.[4]

There are two other "Diamond Peaks" in Colorado, one in Routt County and the other in Jackson County.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Diamond Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Diamond Peak includes an adjustment of +1.436 m (+4.71 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d "Diamond Peak, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ Winchester, Simon (2013), The Men Who United the States

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