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|Title||The Geologic History of Hill Cumorah|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Dorais, Michael J.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Cumorah; 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.
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