How prevalent was Joseph Smith’s treasure digging? Where all did Joseph Smith dig for treasures. What do we know about these treasure seeking sites? What do the historical sources tell us about these treasure digs? Black Sheep, Gold Furniture, Sacred scripture translated inside these man dug caves.


KC Kern & Greg Pavone Miner’s Hill Project Website 1 –

KC Kern & Greg Pavone Miner’s Hill Project Website 2 –

Dan Vogel’s The Locations of Joseph Smith’s Early Treasure Quests

Historical Sources Related to Miner’s Hill Cave

Cumorah’s Cave PDF


2 Replies to “Mormonism LIVE !: 016: Peek Stones, Sheep’s Bones, and Gold Thrones all on Miner’s Hill”

  1. Hopefully someday I will get to watch live. Just finished listening. Bill…I loved all of the cave and digging quotes. I wasn’t familiar with any of them and as I was listening I was hoping that the BY one about the wagon loads of plates would come up (RFM didn’t disappoint!). I am very familiar with that one (as many are). I had is as a scripture insert when I was a missionary long ago.

    Funny story (at least to me…YMMV) about that quote. When I was a graduate student in Austin in the mid ’90s, our Gospel Doctrine teacher read the quote in class one Sunday. Cool. The funny part is that it started a rather speculative discussion/debate regarding the size of a wagon (that took up the rest of the class time!)so that we could somehow quantify “many wagon loads” of plates. Good times!!

  2. These discussions are not only excellent, but they’re also important to keep early Mormonism from going down the memory hole.
    BTW, at the 41 minute mark, how do we know what happened in King Noah’s court? Alma the Elder who later converted.

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