Treasure
Digging

Joseph Smith was involved in anywhere between eighteen to forty treasure digs. He was even put on trial in 1826 for his involvement in treasure digging. What does any of this have to do with Mormonism?


 

Where did Joseph Smith dig for treasure? Did he ever find anything? 

What spells did Joseph Smith use to find the treasures? Did he sacrifice animals? Did these occultic practices play any part in Joseph finding the golden plates?

A big part of Joseph Smith's treasure digs was how he looked for the treasure. Joseph would collect and use rocks that would show him where the treasure was hidden. 

On March 20, 1826 Joseph Smith Jr. was put on trial for being a “glass looker”. What happened during the trial?
 

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