Elevation: 3,383

A small, unincorporated community in central Clark County, 18 miles west of Las Vegas.

"Blue Diamond" began its life as a small company town, named for the famed Blue Diamond gypsum mine -- a mine that contained the purist known gypsum in North America. Despite its close proximity to Las Vegas (only fifteen minutes west of the Vegas Strip), Blue Diamond has retained its small town, rural charm. The giant PABCO gypsum plant still manufactures drywall and other gypsum products from the mine's pure 99% quality product bringing in a bit more economy to the area in addition to the usual gaming scene of southern Nevada. The town's ideal location sets it minutes from both the Las Vegas Strip and at the doorstep to the scenic Spring Mountains and popular Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA). Blue Diamond's rural charm and quaint setting attracts more than one million tourists every year.


Founded: February 1940

Population: 290 (2010)

Zip Code: 89004     

Distance in miles fromEdit

  Red Rock Canyon N.C.A. -- 7

Las Vegas -- 25

Pahrump -- 44

Mt. Charleston -- 50

Mesquite -- 104

Tonopah -- 211

Reno -- 448