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“President Woodruff [remarked] in relation to the seer stone known as ‘Gazalem,’ which was shown of the Lord to the Prophet Joseph to be some thirty feet under ground, and which he obtained by digging under the pretense of excavating for a well, as related in his own history. This remarkable stone was used by the Prophet.”

Wilford Woodruff – 22 February 1893, statement during meeting with James E. Talmage, LDS archives; Quoted in D. Michael Quinn’s Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books, 1998), 174.