TNKim, you mentioned the Slope Mineral leases bought at auction, I too was hoping that it would increase the interest for Slope county. The other day I was surfing the NDIC website, somewhere among the page of auctions, hoping to see the new list for the upcoming February auction. It's not posted yet, but somehow I found a page that showed a truckload of minerals for Slope County that would be on the Feb 2012 auction. I can't find that same page now, but if it was accurate, it will be doubly exciting for Slope Mineral Owners. Most are still guessing 5+ years until Oil Companies really pursue them, but we can hope.
We were contacted last summer and didn't know the first thing. Everything turned out good but if we had to do it over again would not accept a bank draft and wait 45 working days hoping it would go well. If we had read and known more would had negotiated more and given them a 30 day limit and not a bank draft. If you read about them they are just a IOU. We had a good transaction with Pacer working for Marathon. I would have to look up our township as don't know it off hand. We are just hoping with the leases bought at the auction etc. when they will start in Slope Co.