STAWELL - With the warm weather now starting to become more frequent Navarre Minerals will soon begin its new season of exploration under the guidance of new exploration manager Wessley Edgar.
Mr Edgar joined Navarre Minerals at the end of July with more than 20 years' experience in the resources industry, predominantly in gold mining and exploration.
Navarre Minerals managing director Geoff McDermott said Mr Edgar had brought with him plenty of fresh ideas.
"He has been here for about three weeks now and is already starting to have a significant impact on what we are doing," he said.
"At the moment at this time of year during the winter we are doing a lot of planning work while the ground is wet and the farmers have their crops in, it is generally a period of planning and getting everything ready to go ahead of the new season."
Since joining the company Mr Edgar has undergone an induction and has a firm understanding of Navarre Minerals' targets.
Mr McDermott said the first bit of exploration would commence in the coming weeks, with a site in Sebastian, north of Bendigo already established.
"Potentially we've got some work out in Kingston as well and we will be looking to start drilling around October," he said.
"It is all in the planning stage at the moment and trying to find our drilling contractors."
With reports that the resources boom is winding down in Western Australia and Queensland, companies like Navarre Minerals are set to benefit due to more contractors being available to carry out works.
"We are finding it a little easier to find drill contractors mainly because of the reports you hear that the resources boom is over."