Tasmania Police has released the name of the deceased mine worker, killed in Thursday morning's underground collapse on the West Coast.
Queenstown local Cameron John Goss was operating a machine found to be buried underneath rocks at the Henty Gold Mine by thermal imaging and 3D technology.
The 44-year-old is being described as experienced in the mining industry and a much-loved member of the community, which is still coming to terms with the tragedy.
Mr Goss' family is requesting privacy at this difficult time.
Recovery efforts at the site are still underway, but will take time due to the dangerous conditions below the surface.