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Of What Material Were the Plates?
TitleOf What Material Were the Plates?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
Secondary AuthorsSorenson, John L.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume10
Issue1
Pagination21, 78-79
KeywordsGold Plates; Metallurgy; Plates; Tumbada
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.

URLhttp://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/10/1/S00004-50be4842985ed4Henrichsen.pdf

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