My grandfather was selling his land to his brother and we think he was reserving his mineral rights or 85 percent of it. If that is right how many minerals would that be? This is what it says on our deed. We know that my grandpa started with 100 percent according to the divide county recorder.
Excepting and reserving an undivided eighty-five percent (85%) interest in and to all oil, gas and other minerals unto grantor together with the right of ingress and egress for the purpose of producing the same.
It is in the intention hereof that an undivided fifteen percent (15%) interest in and to all oil, gas and other minerals be vested in grantees pursuant to this contract.
Right now leasing companies are telling us that we have 8 minerals, and my grandpa's brother is saying he has 15 minerals? We are really confused so please if anyone can help that would be great. Currently we are paying the abstract office 50 dollars an hour for a mineral search and i guess its going to take a month to get what we need. Help please