James - Just did a preliminary check this evening & I see where you bought the 8 acres from Stremped in 2004 & I pullled 6 deeds up the chain - most of the reservations were made by different people when your tract was part of 562 acres. Tthe bad thing is that the minerals are likely now owned by a number of different people so I doubt you could buy them all out. The good thing is there are so many you might be able to buy one out if desperate for money. As you likely know there have been a number of leases on the property but they may have all played out. The 12 acres I wont go into & I didnt try to look up addresses of possible owners tonight as I believe this will take more time than I can spare,
I plan to go out to the courthouse to check on some of my own mineral interests in about 10 days & I thought I could maybe figure out your situation in a couple of hrs but now think it might take me all day there & I dont have the time. Sorry
James Price said
No. Don't live there, just have some weekend acreage. Also not all that familiar with what is (and is not) relevant to the question, which is why I thought a CPL would be the right person since that is their business.
Are you in Colorado County? If so, you should be able to visit the County Clerk's office and search the public records there to follow the custody chain on the various warrenty deads pertaining to your property.