Landowners to claim mineral rights
Since 2003, landowners who own the surface rights to their property, but not the mineral rights, have had the right to claim any minerals rights deemed abandoned if nothing has been done with them for 20 years.
Since 2003, long lost mineral rights holders have appeared out of the ether and claimed those rights without proof they held the rights in the first place.
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