Managing Mineral Wealth

How Can I Locate Who Owns the Mineral Rights Under My Land?
By June 12, 2017 Read More →

How Can I Locate Who Owns the Mineral Rights Under My Land?

Written by Mineral Hub Staff If you want to know how to find out who owns the mineral rights under your land, or find out if you do, then the first stop in your quest should probably be the county clerk’s office (free) and/or a private abstract office (not free) in the county where your […]

How Much are My Mineral Rights Worth
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

How Much are My Mineral Rights Worth

Unleased mineral rights Unleased mineral rights are mineral rights without a legally binding contract known as an “Oil, Gas, and Mineral Lease.” To assure clarity, the property can have no active oil or gas production. The value of mineral rights can be estimated as present value of any future lease payments. Oil companies (called operators […]

The value of mineral rights can vary widely
By March 28, 2015 Read More →

The value of mineral rights can vary widely

Calculating mineral rights value can be a bit like predicting the weather – things can sometimes change awful quickly. When considering the question of how to assess and value mineral rights, many variables must be considered. The value of mineral rights depends on some elements that are reasonably determinable, but become complicated when combined with […]

Should You Lease or Purchase Mineral Rights?
By February 21, 2015 Read More →

Should You Lease or Purchase Mineral Rights?

The CourthouseDirect.com Blog. If you own land in a region that’s known to contain significant oil and gas resources, your parcel’s subsurface mineral rights could be quite valuable. Since recent advances in drilling and exploration technologies have increased the value of previously uneconomical shale and heavy oil deposits, you shouldn’t rely on antiquated surveys or mineral maps […]

Be Careful Drafting Contracts and Deeds When the Ownership of Minerals Is at Stake
By February 20, 2015 Read More →

Be Careful Drafting Contracts and Deeds When the Ownership of Minerals Is at Stake

BY PORTER WRIGHT ON MARCH 12TH, 2013. A recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Ohio highlights several errors by a seller of property who may have intended to reserve mineral rights. (See Mong v. Kovach Holdings LLC, 2013 Ohio 882, Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eleventh Appellate District, Lake County, March 11, 2013.)Facts In August 2009, McMenamin […]