Places in Middle-earth
Type: Other Constructions
Region: Beleriand & North
Meaning: iron delving
Location: In the northern reaches of the Echoriath, near the vale of Tumladen.
Description: Anghabar was Gondolin's chief iron mine, located in the Encircling Mountains north of the city.
The mine was discovered by Maeglin, and "most he prized the hard iron of the mine of Anghabar in the north of the Echoriath, and thence he got a wealth of forged metal and of steel."
Source: "Of Maeglin," from The Silmarillion.
Contributors: Zimraphel. 7/7/2003