- ". . . Not far from the roadside stood a single column broken at the top. . . It was cracked and weather-worn, and the faint runes upon its side could not be read. . ."
- ― The Lord of the Rings, Lothlórien (chapter)
|Location||Bank of Mirrormere|
|Appearance||Weather-worn pillar, inscribed|
|Gallery||Images of Durin's Stone|
According to the Dwarves of Durin's folk, after Durin the Deathless had awoken at Mount Gundabad in the north of the Misty Mountains, he travelled south until he came upon Mirrormere. He looked down in it and saw a crown above his head. This crown was the reflection of stars above, despite the fact it was day and the stars should not have been visible. Taking the crown as a sign, he founded the great city of Khazad-dûm beneath the mountains that fed the lake. A pillar was placed along the banks of the lake to mark the event.
Portrayal in Adaptations
2007: The Lord of the Rings Online: