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Durin's Stone

Not to be confused with: Durin's Tower
Durin's Stone
Matěj Čadil - Durin's Stone.jpg
"Durin's Stone" by Matěj Čadil
LocationBank of Mirrormere
OwnerKing of Khazad-dûm
AppearanceWeather-worn pillar, inscribed with runes
CreatorMasons of Durin
GalleryImages of Durin's Stone

Durin's Stone was a pillar that stood on the banks of Mirrormere lake near the East-gate of Khazad-dûm.

According to the Dwarves of Durin's Folk, it was built on the site where Durin the Deathless looked down in the lake and saw a crown above his head; its purpose was to mark the event. It was ornamented with runes. By the later Third Age the stone was broken, cracked and heavily weathered.[1]

Balin was slain on that spot in T.A. 2994.

Portrayal in adaptations

2007: The Lord of the Rings Online:

Durin's Stone is located along the southern coast of Mirrormere. The location of the stone has been taken over by an encampment of orcs.


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien"