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Old 08-25-2008, 02:21 PM
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We have land that has been in our family for over 50 years but do not own all the mineral rights.

Do mineral rights ever revert to landowner in Mississippi?

Someone told me they do after 37 years?

My sister owns 160 Acres and they say a timber company had her mineral rights.

I have 160 acreas and only have 1/4 of mine.

I am buying an additinal 80 Acres and am told I will get some mineral rights?
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:00 AM
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I finally spoke to an attorney who said unlike Lousiana that there is no time limit in Mississippi and the Mineral rights never revert back to the landowner.
Sounds like a law we need to get corrected.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:44 PM
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What constitues minerals other than gas and oil?
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:29 AM
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In some states "mineral rights" consist of anything mined or extracted out of the earth, or basically anything that isn't alive and able to run away from the assayer. Gas, oil, coal, rock, sand, gravel, clay, ores, etc. I don't know the specifics of what is considered a mineral in Mississippi. Water, timber, grazing, and hunting rights are considered usage rights and are different than mineral rights.

I realize that this is a really old thread, but if anyone or any company owns any rights to any property then the information has to be filed with the property records in the local courthouse. And it's public information, so you just have to drive down there and look. Owning a piece of property in fee simple sometimes only means you own the ground surface plus a few feet of air above ground and a few feet of earth below ground.
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