Hi Patrick, we own minerals in several areas in West Texas, including Howard County. Your observation about the valuation is correct, prices have improved. Some have improved so much that it was time for me to take some money off the table. The thing I always revert back to, is a story I heard about a brother and sister discussing whether to sell their minerals. The sister said, "Dad told us never to sell minerals." To which the brother replied "Dad told us never to sell minerals because they might be worth something someday...today is that day!" Minerals are property, nothing more, nothing less. If you get an offer that's reasonable and it meets YOUR goals, then take it. It is wise however, to remember that there will be tax consequences to deal with. Some can be quite large depending on what your basis (the value of the minerals when you took title) is in the property. As far as selling goes, there are some great companies and individual buyers out there as well as some real stinkers. US Mineral Exchange isn't a horrible solution but you could likely sell for more without them. At the very least, never sign an "option agreement" and make sure you know exactly what you have before you sign a Purchase & Sale Agreement. There are a lot of offer letters going out with HUGE numbers that simply aren't real. The fine print allows them to adjust the purchase price later based on what you own. 99.99% of the offer letters that you get are at best a guess at what you own and they are always inflated.