Of What Material Were the Plates?

Title

Of What Material Were the Plates?

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2001

Editors

Sorenson, John L. (Secondary)

Journal

Journal of Book of Mormon Studies

Pagination

21, 78-79

Volume

10

Issue

1

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Bibliographic Citation

"Of What Material Were the Plates?" In Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, Edited by Sorenson, John L. Vol. 10. 2001:21, 78-79.

Abstract

Contrary to what some may assume, the plates were most likely made not of pure gold but rather of an alloy termed tumbaga by the Spanish.

Tumbaga
Gold Plates
Metal Plates
Metallurgy

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