What Kind of Ore did Nephi Use to Make the Plates?
2020830&ensp·&enspNephi says he made his plates of ore after finding gold, silver, and copper ore deposits. In preColumbian Mesoamerica, an alloy called tumbaga was popular. This alloy consisted primarily of gold and copper, and sometimes included silver. Plates of tumbaga would fit witness descriptions of the weight and appearance of the plates.Live Chat