Diamond Point

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Diamond Point goes south off Control Road towards a hill with a fire watch tower and numerous antennae. A gate before the fire tower stops you from driving up, but you can walk the short distance. The views down into Payson and the Matzatazal Mountains to the southwest from the gate are very nice, though. A unique geological area exists along Along Diamond. Watch on the west side of the road for signage marking the Diamond Point Recreational Quarts Crystal Collection Area. While not much to look at from the road, this area is known for hollow rocks with quartz crystals inside. They are also called geodes. This is also one of the few areas where the Great Unconformity reaches the surface. The Great Unconformity is a geological aberration where over a billion years of geologic rock formations are simply missing. Much newer rock deposits top Precambrian rock layers. Geologists are at a loss to thoroughly explain what happened to the other layers. Diamond Point has quite a few dispersed roadside campsites.