The body of Cameron Goss has been retrieved from the Henty Gold Mine.
Recovery crews were successful in bringing Mr Goss's body to the surface about 3am Tuesday.
The 44-year-old Queenstown man had been trapped and presumed dead since a rockfall in the mine on January 23.
Operations were suspended at the mine while crews worked to recover Mr Goss's body, but mine owner PYBAR Mining Services on Monday said limited operations had resumed despite the ongoing recovery.
While this decision drew ire from many on social media, in a comment on Facebook Mr Goss's daughter Alysha said it was what her dad would have wanted.
"PYBAR asked us as a family if we would like them to resume work in a different area of the mine," she said.
"We came to the conclusion of why not? All those workers still have family to support.
"It is what Dad would have wanted considering what happened to the town after the accidents at My Lyell.
"Yes he is still trapped but they are doing everything possible to get him out as soon as they can. He is always their first priority."
West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers said it has been a long and difficult month for the wider Queenstown community.
"Since the 23rd of January our community has been enduring," Cr Vickers said.
"Today is the start of the traditional grieving process.
"Mr. Goss was a well-loved member of our community and I extend my sympathies and sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones at this trying time.
"My thanks to the team at Henty and Emergency Management workers who have worked tirelessly throughout this incident.
"Additionally, thank you to Pybar Mining Services who have been exceptionally supportive for the family, workforce and community, in their role as mine owner.
"As we grieve together, I urge you to continue to be patient and understanding with each other and respectful of the family and loved ones involved."
PYBAR CEO Brendan Rouse expressed relief the recovery had been successful, but said that it was still an "incredibly sad time".
"On behalf of all at PYBAR, I express my deepest sympathies to Cameron's family and gratitude to all on site for their efforts in this recovery.
"This has been a very complex operation and the recovery and site teams have experienced intense physical and mental strain over the past weeks.
"It is an incredibly sad time for all people at the mine and in the community."
Mr Rouse said PYBAR would continue to offer counselling and support to those affected by the incident.
Figures across the community, including Premier Peter Gutwein and Australian Workers' Union national secretary Daniel Walton offered their condolences to the family of Mr Goss and the Henty Gold Mine and Queenstown community.