These ancient mines are located just across the stone bridge south-west of Zigilgund. Multiple levels, a jumble of stairs, passages, walking platforms, and open shafts, make up this mine. There are even a handful of hidden passages revealed only by nearby levers.
The Longbeards once used these mines but they were deserted long ago when the dwarves left this region altogether leaving behind one of many dwarven ruins in Forochel. Also long since, Arvedui of the Dúnadan and his men hid in these mines escaping Fornost and the wrath of the Witch-king. It is said that they also hid many things dear to them within the tunnels.
However, recently the Dourhands have ventured into the frozen wastes of Forochel, lead by the greediest dwarf since the days of Skorgrím, laying claim to the mine and its resources. The leader of these dwarves is found behind a locked door, inside the "Foreman's Quarters" of the mines, at the bottom of the central pit. From here, Arnmórth the Exacting commands the Dourhands of the mine, free from harm's way.
The following deeds can be obtained by visiting this location:
-  Scattered in the Graveyard
-  The Key to their Greed
-  Arnmórth the Exacting - Fellowship
-  Volume I, Book 13, Chapter 6: The Dwarf-mines
- 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|
|Areas:||Itä-mâ • Jä-kuru • Jä-rannit • Länsi-mâ • Talvi-mûri • Taur Orthon|
|Settlements:||Kauppa-kohta • Kuru-leiri • Pynti-peldot • Sûri-kylä • Zigilgund|
|Landmarks:||4th Dwarf Channel • 7th Dwarf Channel • 10th Dwarf Channel • Barad Gaurhoth • Bregmor's Den • Great Lodge of Sûri-kylä • Halla-kolo • 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|