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Diamondfield Nevada

Diamondfield Nevada

Diamondfield Nevada Overview

Diamondfield was a mining district in Nye County, Nevada.

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Year Established/Founded

Diamondfield Nevada History

Discovered and named for “Diamondfield” Jackson Lee Davis.

According to Tingley, Diamondfield is commonly included within the Goldfield district.


There are so many newspaper articles on this mining district that it will take a day or so to sit and go through them. Until then, here are a few that outlines the beginning of Diamondfields roots.

  • February 4, 1903 – Jack Davis was a passenger south this morning on the V. and T. after spending last week in Reno visiting friends. He expects to follow mining in the new camp. [Reno Gazette-Journal – Wednesday, February 4, 1903 – Page 2]
  • February 9, 1903 – “Diamondfield” Jack Davis is now a resident of Tonopah. [The Silver State – Monday, February 9, 1903 – Page 3]
  • Between February and August 1903 – There were several articles about him being a “claim jumper” and locals waiting to see what would happen when the claim owner returned to town. 
  • August 1, 1903 – “Diamondfield Jack” Davis and associates have thirty claims in the district, on which they are doing assessment work. On a number of them good ledges are being opened up. [Tonopah Bonanza – Saturday, August 1, 1903 – Page 3]
  • January 23, 1904 – Word was received in Tonopah yesterday that a group of claims at Goldfield, owned by Diamondfield Jack Davis, had been bonded by James Harvey, for Patsy Clark. the consideration is not known. [Tonophah Bonanza – Saturday, January 22, 1904 – Page 1]
  • February 1904 – Jack laid out the townsite for Diamondfield.
  • February 20, 1904 – Established During the last week in Goldfield District – The Goldfield district covers quite an extensive area out apparently will have a sufficient number of town-sites, two new ones having been established the past week. The first is located at the base of Columbia mountain, one mile north of the Goldfield townsite, and will be called Stimler in honor of Harry Stimler, one of the pioneers of the district. The second one is four miles northeast of the Goldfield townsite, close to Kane, McMahon & Fletcher’s and the Daisy group now being operated by Jas. P. Harvey. It will be called Diamondfield, in honor of “Diamondfield Jack” Davis, who was one of the first in that section. A petition is being circulated asking that a post office be established at Diamondfield, with Mrs. Rose Campbell as postmistress. [Tonopah Bonanza – Butler, Nevada – 20 Feb 1904, Sat • Page 8]
  • February 20, 1904 – Thirty-two Main street lots in Diamondfield were spoken for yesterday. The supply at bottom prices will not last long. Get in while you can. Apply to Frank M. Ish, manager, on the ground or by telephone at Goldfield. [Tonopah Bonanza – 20 Feb 1904, Sat · Page 1]
  • March 19, 1904 – Goldfield lots sold at $35 two weeks ago – now they are going at $800. Diamondfield lots will repeat the performance. Get in on the ground floor. [Tonopah Bonanza
    – 19 Mar 1904, Sat · Page 4]


Gold, silver, and mercury.


Unknown at this time.

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Post Office

November 2, 1904 – May 30, 1908

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The Population of Diamondfield Nevada

Unknown at this time.


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Located about 5 miles northeast of Goldfield in the area of McMahon Ridge and Black Butte. 

GPS Coordinates

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Diamondfield Nevada