Plates made of gold upon which the ancient American prophet Mormon abridged the record of his people. Joseph Smith translated the writings on the golden plates into what became the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
“‘Take Heed Continually’: Protecting the Gold Plates,” Ensign, January 2001
“Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ,” LDS Newsroom
“Gold Plates,” Lesson Helps for Teaching Children