Here Comes the End – Brahm Stained windows and sheet metal catch the sunset from across the Ohio River. Similar Images ...based on the tags: reflections, rusty, sheet-metal, snow, staircases... Looking through the hole where a glass pane once was at the Columbus Mine ruins, just south of Animas Forks. It was quiet when I took the picture, but for the gurgle of the nearby Animas River. David Aho pictured. A wimpy crane by most standards, only suitable for moving around parts of steam turbines. Looking through perfectly clear water into an abandoned mine room. My guess is that it contained some pumps to keep the mine dry and equipment related to the elevators. I wanted to see the third floor to get a better view, but the third floor had already been demolished. The old walls had cascaded down the staircases. This building is gone, now, as you can expect. The annex casts a long shadow over its old headhouse and the former UGG (currently Vitera C) elevator. Arista 100. Without a roof, the bricks were being washed away in the later years of the roundhouse. Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit. A morning shower made the plant’s metal siding shake… probably nothing, though, compared to when the furnaces were blasting. The objects on the ground are molten ore containers.