I'd like to know, if I was to go to the courthouse in the county of my mineral acres, would the documents show the exact net minerals owned on each tract, or does that have to be done by a lawyer to get a straight answer?
On my Mineral Warranty Deed, it only shows the land description of Township, Range, Sections and gross acres, and exact location within the section.
Why wouldn't mt Mineral Warranty Deed show the net acreage?
Over the years, we've held leases every 5 years with different companies, and we've noticed that from lease to lease, the net acreage varies.
I have a subscription to the NDRIN, but the document of my Mineral Warranty Deed is long before they posted documents. Mostly the documents I've found on NDRIN are from 2000 to current, but I've noticed a few documents listed prior to 2000, just not any of mine.
I really want to know the correct amount now, prior to signing onto a new lease, so that if a well is drilled, I will have correct compensation; also, if there isn't a well, for all future leasing years to come.
Thanks in advance to anyone that can help with answers.