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. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: clouds, creeks, dirt-roads, mountains, ruins, sunrises, trees, water... A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun. Portland Huron and downtown Duluth from the end of the Elevator A slip. The second most important building at Prize Mine. A long exposure of the side of the coke ovens, lit by the nearby streetlights. A shuttered house at the end of the block doesn’t even have boards on it anymore. The four buildings seen here comprise almost all of the notable remaining structures. Sunrise in SEMI. The shadow of Kurth Malt is cast across ADM-Delmar #1. Clouds behind ADM-Delmar #4 light up. It’s cold and the air smells like train grease. C’mon and grab your friends… we’ll go to very—rusty lands… Kate stands on top of the tailings pile that added some usable land to the side of the gulch. Somewhere nearby is the buried Santiago Tunnel.