Do I Own Minerals? How to Determine Mineral Rights Ownership

There are several ways to find out if you own mineral rights. Some easy ways include:

1. Family records and deeds. Check first with your family or any previous owners of your property to see if they know anything about who owns your mineral rights.

2. Checking your local tax records for title deeds. These can tell you if there was a previous mineral rights owner of a property.

3. Loan and foreclosure records. If the bank ever took over a property, the mineral rights may have also been passed to them.