Were the Golden Plates Made of Tumbaga?

Title

Were the Golden Plates Made of Tumbaga?

Magazine

Improvement Era

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Year of Publication

1966

Authors

Putnam, Read H. (Primary)

Pagination

788–789, 828–831

Date Published

September 1966

Volume

69

Issue Number

9

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Bibliographic Citation

Putnam, Read H. "Were the Golden Plates Made of Tumbaga?", Improvement Era, Vol. 69. no. 9 1966:788–789, 828–831.

Abstract

This article considers the physical properties of the golden plates of Nephi, the engraving of metal plates, and the stone box that stored the plates. The author suggests that the plates may have been made of tumbaga, an alloy of gold and copper.

Metal
Tumbaga
Gold Plates
Metal Plates
Metallurgy

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