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|Title||Of What Material Were the Plates?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2001|
|Secondary Authors||Sorenson, John L.|
|Journal||Journal of Book of Mormon Studies|
|Keywords||Gold Plates; Metal Plates; Metallurgy; Tumbaga|
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.
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