Gold is on the move again at Beaconsfield.
The historic mine's owner, NQ Minerals, has started hauling gold-bearing material from the Beaconsfield Wetlands area to the processing plant.
The material was deposited during past mining.
As well as the gold to be extracted from the material providing value for the company, the project is expected to lead to environmental improvements at the Wetlands.
"We now have a fleet of six trucks moving a significant amount of gold-bearing material from the wetland area, located to east of the Beaconsfield town site, to the Beaconsfield processing plant area," NQ Minerals chairman David Lenigas said.
"This material has been deposited in the Wetlands area over the 100 years of historic mining at Beaconsfield and has been considered for many years to be an environmental issue that needed to be addressed.
"NQ plans to modify the Beaconsfield processing plant over the coming months to extract the gold from this material as a key component of our mine re-opening plans."
Mr Lenigas said regular updates on tonnage stockpiled at the plant, gold grades and metallurgical recoveries expected would be announced as the information became available.
London-listed NQ bought the mine for $2 million last year, aiming to resume mining.
ather than continue with the old mine, which closed in 2012 due to low gold prices, it aims to develop a modern mine, including a new decline to access the gold.
Earlier this year, it gained approval to start more than 2 kilometres of surface trenching to identify gold deposits near the surface.
Mr Lenigas said the company believed there was scope to identify new and significant shallow deposits.
The main Tasmania Reef was found by prospectors in 1877 and the site was mined until 1914.
Mining resumed in 1998, and proceeded to about 1.2 kilometres from the surface.
The mine is known globally because of the dramatic rescue of miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell in 2006.
They were trapped underground for about two weeks after a rock fall.
Their colleague, Larry Knight, was killed.
NQ Minerals processes tailings from past mining at Hellyer, west of Cradle Mountain.