I recently agreed to lease some of my mineral rights to a landman company in Colorado. The net mineral acres being leased total 80 and the gross (surface) acres total 320 acres. I do NOT own any of the surface acreage, but the lease describes the property as consisting of 320 acres -- from the legal description -- and doesn't specify net or gross. I don't own 320 surface acres; I own 80 mineral acres.
Is this a mistake? If not, why is it stated this way? I am confused. Please help clarify if you know the answer. Thanks!