Ruins of the Columbus Mine and Mill-(C)SUSBTREET.org The Columbus Mine overlooks its mill, which was one of the last to operate in the region, thanks to the demand for industrial metals during World War II. Similar Images ...based on the tags: ruins, wooden... A wooden mold sitting outside of the foundry. 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. Inside the Beulah elevator were all of the original notices and notices. These are instructions for filling rail cars with flour sacks. The wood-braced structures descending the hill connected the La Crosse Tunnel to the mill in Central City. To see a picture of an aerial tram in action, see at my Treasure Mountain article. A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis. A damaged roof channeled rain onto the adobe walls, cutting them in half. In the distance, a preserved house and the ruins of the Colmor School. Did you leave in a hurry? The quenching water was reused over and over. Someone had helped themselves to one of the safety posters before my visit.