Book of Mormon, Records, Gold Plates, Witnesses
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Studies, Journal of Book of Mormon
"Of What Material Were the Plates?,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 10
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol10/iss1/5