Anvil Rock near Blackheath in Blue Mountains, Australia

Nature carved this tall, impressive sandstone platform into the shape of a blacksmith’s tool. In 1938, the Blackheath Council named it Anvil Rock. A decade later, Stan Miller from Bradford Kendall Industries affixed one of their anvils on top. The company even appointed a custodian to monitor it. In 1970, the 672 pound hunk of steel disappeared. The anvil’s fate was a mystery for 35 years until it was discovered almost 1,000 feet below the cliff. In 2008, it was airlifted by helicopter and returned to the top of Anvil Rock Lookout.


Anvil Rock Lookout, Anvil Rock Track, Blackheath NSW 2787, Australia


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