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Metals in the Book of Mormon
TitleMetals in the Book of Mormon
Publication TypeChart
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWelch, John W., and Greg Welch
PublisherFoundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
CityProvo, UT

Many Book of Mormon texts mention various metals. This chart lists the types of metal that the Nephites, Lamanites, and/or Jaredites knew from their scriptures or found in the Americas. These references are grouped according to the use of the metal in each case. Brass (especially in connection with the plates of brass) is mentioned most often in religious contexts, while gold and silver (often mentioned together) were used largely in commerce or for ornamentation.


Scripture Reference

Ether 10:23
1 Nephi 2:4
1 Nephi 2:11
1 Nephi 3:3
1 Nephi 3:16
1 Nephi 3:22-24
1 Nephi 4:9
1 Nephi 5:10-19
1 Nephi 8:19-20
1 Nephi 11:25
1 Nephi 13:5-8
1 Nephi 13:23
1 Nephi 15:23
1 Nephi 16:10
1 Nephi 16:18
1 Nephi 18:25
1 Nephi 20:4