Home of the Jones Diamond Historical

Home of the Jones Diamond Historical (HM1V5H)

Location: Peterstown, WV 24963 Monroe County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 23.809', W 80° 47.841'

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An alluvial diamond weighing 34.48 carats, largest to date found in North America, was discovered here in April 1928 by William P."Punch" Jones and his father, Grover C. Jones Sr., while pitching horseshoes in the home yard of Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Jones. "Punch" was later killed in combat during World War Two. Mr. and Mrs Grover C. Jones still retain ownership of the diamond.
HM NumberHM1V5H
Year Placed1970
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 517936 N 4138913
Decimal Degrees37.39681667, -80.79735000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.809', W 80° 47.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 48.54" N, 80° 47' 50.46" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-15 Sycamore St, Peterstown WV 24963, US
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