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. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, mountains, ruins, snow, windows... “See anything?” “No, just more of it.” “How much to go?” “Oh god–we’ve only seen about 10%.” “Guess we should keep moving then…” A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background. Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill. On the ground floor of the main factory there seems to be only one chair left. Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths. Exploring Dock 4 was a very different experience, since it was almost all metal. David Aho, the owner of Mitchell Engine House, poses beside the boiler. Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside. In the nitrating house.