Mountaintop Shipwreck The gold mine is now a gravel pit. Similar Images ...based on the tags: cables, clouds, cranes, gravel, machinery, mountains, rotten, rusty, trees... Some of the earlier buildings were dressed up with brick facades. A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense. The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’. A tram that once linked the Sunnyside Mine to the mill in Eureka has been reduced to a single cable. Nearby, an open adit drips water into a tributary of the Animas River. A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine. Looking from the rail shipping building through pigeon-proofing chicken wire at another manufacturing building in high Fall. A natural reaction with this kind of view. East Elevation of the Depot. Ektar 100/Mamiya 6 These buildings were largely used as concentrators for the crushed rock, although I did spy some small mills inside these too.