These ancient mines are located just across the stone bridge south-west of Zigilgund. These mines are dug in many levels, a jumble of stairs, passages, walking platforms, and open shafts, as well as levers open into yet more passages.
Once upon a time the Longbeards used these mines but they were deserted long ago when the dwarves left this region. Also long since, Arvedui of Dúnadan and his men hid in these mines escaping Fornost and the wrath of the Witch-king; they also hid many things here whereof a few would be dear indeed could they be recovered.
However, recently Dourhand were stirred to return and seek out this place, lead by the greediest dwarf since he days of Skorgrím. He is found behind a locked door, inside "Foreman's Quarters" a few levels down which is open only for a quest. The Dourhands have superior resistance and most often aggro two or three at a time.
The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:
-  The Key to their Greed
-  Arnmórth the Exacting - Fellowship
-  Volume I, Book 13, Chapter 6: The Dwarf-mines
- Note: Some Legendary Book Page quests require Dourhands, for example, Minstrel Valar Song-book, also nearby are Grim's (Ancient Evil), that look like swirling ice, which also satisfy some Legendary Book Page quests.
- Thorin's Hall
- Lossoth of Forochel
- The Icereave Mines long stood unused, but now the Dourhands seek to use them for their own benefit. — Deed text
|Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Forochel|
|Settlements:||Kauppa-kohta • Kuru-leiri • Pynti-peldot • Sûri-kylä • Zigilgund|
|Areas:||Itä-mâ • Jä-kuru • Jä-rannit • Länsi-mâ • Talvi-mûri • Taur Orthon|
|Landmarks:||4th Dwarf Channel • 7th Dwarf Channel • 10th Dwarf Channel • Barad Gaurhoth • Bregmor's Den • Great Lodge of Sûri-kylä • Hammastus-pesä • Hylje-leiri • Icereave Mines • The Ironspan • Jotunstath • Jä-reitti • Jänis-leiri • Karhu-leiri • Kibilzahar • Kissa-sari • Korkea-järvi • Leijona-kotin • The Lonesome Stones • Metsästä-sija • Norsu-hauta • Norsu-leiri • Näky-kolo • Peikko Cave • Pynti-leiri • Reodh Fuil • Sâri-surma • Skirmish Camp • Tûli-mäit • Vesi-paistâ • Voi-teltta|