Distant view of Diamond Peak, highest point in the range
|Elevation||10,631 ft (3,240 m)|
|Counties||White Pine, Eureka|
|Range coordinates||Coordinates: |
|Topo map||USGS Diamond Springs|
The range reaches a maximum elevation of 10,631 ft (3240 m) on the summit of Diamond Peak. The range separates Newark Valley from Diamond Valley. The mountains cover an area of 293.4 square miles (760 km2).
The Bureau of Land Management oversees 96% of the Diamond Mountains range (privately held land makes up the other 4%). The flora and fauna are typical of higher elevation habitats in the Central Basin and Range ecoregion.
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.
- Nevada Atlas & Gazetteer, 2001, pgs. 39 and 47
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