Things of Middle-earth
A stone monument in Dimrill Dale, marking an event in the earliest history of the Dwarves:
The Company now went down the road from the Gates.... An eastward bend led them hard by the sward of Mirrormere, and there not far from the roadside stood a single column broken at the top.
'That is Durin's Stone!' cried Gimli. 'I cannot pass without turning aside for a moment to look at the wonder of the dale!'.... He ran down the long green slope.
Beside the standing stone Gimli halted and looked up. It was cracked and weather-worn, and the faint runes upon its side could not be read. 'This pillar marks the spot where Durin first looked in the Mirrormere,' said the dwarf.
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 6, Lothlórien
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 14Jul04, 11Jan11