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Bechtel’s Impact Report


Gold nuggets

Still the Ultimate Global Standard

Gold remains one of the most valuable and versatile minerals mined on earth, with a dual role as both a commodity and a currency. For centuries, it has served as a means of exchange, and today, it is still considered an important asset held by governments around the world as a foreign exchange reserve. As a commodity, it serves multiple purposes from jewelry to consumer electronics, and it plays a role in multiple industries from medicine to dentistry and aerospace.

We have helped our customers to design, engineer, and build some of the world’s largest and most challenging mines, utilizing technologies such as heap leaching, carbon-in-leach, carbon-in-pulp, roasting, bio-oxidation, and pressure oxidation processing.

For more 40 years, we have partnered with customers on numerous gold and gold/copper projects in North and South America, Australia, and the Middle East.