Mineral leases and financial planning

Has anyone looked into using self-directed IRA's and self-directed Roth IRA's as a vehicle to hold non conventional assets like mineral leases? From what I have read, mineral leases are on the list of assets allowed to be held in SDIRA's. Supposedly, the upside is that if your mineral lease results in a producing well and royalty income, the income would flow through the plan, not treated as regular income.

I'd suggest you post this out on the main page to expand the number of people who see your question (beyond just those of us who are signed up with Rosebud County). Then obviously you should also ask an experienced CPA for a qualified opinion.