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Were the Golden Plates Made of Tumbaga?
|Title||Were the Golden Plates Made of Tumbaga?|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1966|
|Authors||Putnam, Read H.|
|Date Published||September 1966|
|Keywords||Gold Plates; Metal; Metal Plates; Metallurgy; Tumbaga|
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.
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