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“& it came to pass that we did find upon the land of promise as we journied in the Wilderness that there was beasts in the forest of every kind both the cow & the Ox & the ass & the Horse & the goat & the wild goat & all manner of wild animels which were for the use of man & we did find all manner of ore both of Gold & of silver & of copper”

The Handwritten Book of Mormon (West Valley, UT: Dan Wees, 2017), 59 (1 Nephi 18:25).

Gold, silver, and copper (not steel) have been found in the Americas since approximately 589 BC. The cow, ox, ass, horse, goat, and wild goat did not exist in this territory during 589 BC (until Columbus).

All of these animals are listed in the Book of Mormon yet none of them existed in America during Book of Mormon times: Ass, Bull, Calf, Cattle, Cow, Domestic Goat, and Horse.