My name is Randy Hancock. I am new to the web site and discussion arena. Recently, I inherited a small mineral interest in Culberson County, TX. Apparently, it came with an ownership in surface land. The Culberson County tax authorities have told me that I must pay annual real estate taxes for the surface land in order to retain my ownership in the minerals in case of future exploration.
Is this true? Am I forced to own surface rights to land on PSL just to retain minerals? The property is in AB 1636, BLK 97, SEC 6.