Gold Prince View of Columbus Mine-(C)SUSBTREET.org 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. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, mountains, ruins, snow, windows... I am sure even the workers had trouble remembering which pillar hid the phone. Note the “ON” written on the electrical socket, too. A huge steam pipe snakes between catwalks, through the floors, and toward the condensers, so the water could be recovered and reused. An old nurse’s station (you can tell because of the half-door with table) with torn-up tiles. Notice through the curved doorway that even the ceiling has a curvature. An orphan culvert and camper, both tossed aside where nobody that will see will care. The backdrop has become the pallet for water damage and graffiti. The roof of the King Elevator had two small vents and a terrific view of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Arista 100 in 120. A little ice and snow made work at Taconite Harbor much more dangerous. This wide skyway connected two of the inner factory buildings, where parts would have to be transported to keep the operation moving, which is why it is much wider than other bridges in the plant. A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.