grass-roots mining

grass-roots mining

[′gras ‚rüts ′mīn·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
Also known as mining on a shoestring.
Inadequately financed mining operation, with catch-as-catch-can practices.
Mining from surface down to bedrock.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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