Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine

LTEM - Walhalla Mine - Hercules Mine

Useful Information

Location: Walhalla, Gippsland.
Open: All year Mon-Fri 13:30, Sat-Sun 12, 14, 15. [2006]
Fee: Adults AUD 9, Concession AUD 6.50, Family (2+3) AUD 27. [2006]
Classification: MineGold Mine
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: D=45 min.
Bibliography: (2001): The Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine - Walhalla, Victoria - A World Famous Gold Mine, Adventurer Maps, Paoletti's, 2001, 24pp, ISBN: 0-9579946-1-3.
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1863 mine started as Hercules United Gold Co..
1871 mine failed and taken over by the Long Tunnel Extended Company.
1911 mine closed.


Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine (LTEM) was one of the richest mines of Walhalla. The main gold-bearing reef in Walhalla is called Cohens reef. This mine was planned to hit the reef, but they first turned to the wrong side. As they found no gold, the company collapsed and the mine was taken over by the Long Tunnel Extended Company. They looked in the opposite direction and found a remunerating part of the reef. This mine soon became the most productive mine in the area and in total produced 13,695kg of gold.