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TitleThe Geologic History of Hill Cumorah
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsDorais, Michael J.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Pagination136-143, 173-174
KeywordsCumorah; Early Church History; Geology; Hill Cumorah

This article discusses the geologic processes that occurred to form the Hill Cumorah and surrounding lands that would have made that area attractive to the Smith family and other early settlers and also presents reasons the hill was a suitable location for storing the golden plates for hundreds of years. The causes of glaciation, the definitions and types of glaciers, and the origin and characteristics of drumlins are explored.