The Lower Toltec Mine and Animas River-(C)SUSBTREET.org This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s. Similar Images ...based on the tags: clouds, creeks, dirt-roads, mountains, ruins, sunrises, trees, water... Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments. Much of the circa-1950s buildings remain with few alterations, such as these long boring sheet metal ruststicks. Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum. Spring melt flows down the rusty rock house. In the background is the frame for the shaft. Shuttered windows on the side of one of the collapsing bonded warehouses. Before Portland-Huron Cement’s Duluth Plant was (mostly) demolished and (partly) turned into a hotel, the top of its silos gave a cinematic view of elevator row. A dedicated 13-acre rail yard operated by Canadian Pacific. As of 2016, it’s still there, and considered a factor in the redevelopment of the former plant site. 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. Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005. The only photo I have showing the steam locomotive out front.