Places in Middle-earth
Description: This name [Tar-Minastir] had because he built a high tower upon the hill of Oromet, nigh to Andúnië and the west shores, and thence would spend great part of his days gazing westward.
Unfinished Tales, Part 2, Ch 3, The Line of Elros, Kings of Númenor
Thus the days of Tar-Palantir became darkened with grief; and he would spend much of his time in the west, and there ascended often the ancient tower of King Minastir upon the hill of Oromet nigh to Andúnië, whence he gazed westward in yearning, hoping to see, maybe, some sail upon the sea. But no ship came ever again from the West to Númenor, and Avallónë was veiled in cloud.
The Silmarillion, Akallabêth
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 15Nov05