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Gold is a pure and precious metal, and the wicked love it through selfishness or an unholy lust, while God and his true people love to pave the streets of Zion with it, to overlay altars and pulpits of temples with it, and to make utensils of it of the use of the Priests of the Lord in offering sacrifice to Him, and also for household purposes.

(Brigham Young J.D. 10:254)

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Wednesday, 06 February 2008 16:35

William Neeley once found a ledge of gold and showed a sample to Brigham Young, but Brigham said to him, "You're not the man and this isn't the time." He then said that it would be hid up until a future time when the saints would need it. Neeley never found the mine again.

Elder Croslin, an English convert, discovered a ledge of gold near Tooele, but Brigham Young told him:

"Digging gold would frustrate the plans of the church. We could dig tons of gold and line the streets with it," he told Croslin, "but it would not feed a single hungry Mormon. We need to grow grains to feed ourselves and others to come, and raise sheep for wool for our clothing, but we don't need gold. Perhaps sometime in the future the time may come when we need it but that time is now now." (Western Treasures, Aug. 1968, p. 21)


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