First off thanks for the add here.
I have been told for many years that we own thousands of acres of mineral rights in Texas and surrounding areas. I was told they can never be sold, only passed down through direct descndents. Now I have two main questions.
1. How true is this? I can't find much online to help with this question.
2. How do I go about finding out if someone is already drilling on land we own the mineral rights to and of they are, what can be done to get our royalties?
We live in Ohio so it's hard for us to run out and see what's going on. Any help on these issues would be greatly appreciated. My father knows the counties in which these rights are owned.