Hoist House I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short. Similar Images ...based on the tags: dirt-roads, power, roofless, rooftops, rusty, shadows, towers, trees, vents... Asbestos-cord-wrapped glass tongs piled in a shed next to the pouring line. This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse. One thing that struck me as a midwesterner in the South was the vines. They seem to be able to completely cover a building when left alone for a few decades. The end of the dock, done quickly and cheaply with wood. The towers were for lights, so ships could be loaded at all hours. Days after the long-flooded basement was pumped out. Note the water lines! Looking out of one of the biggest houses in Animas Forks toward the rest of the residential district. It is hard to imagine the life the people here lived, for those that stayed the winter. After a little rain, the roof took on the color of the bright pink letters. Noontime light, long criticized for the boring shadows it grants photographers, comes into its own sometimes. The great entrance to the Service Building shows the detail once present in the old hospital.