Mineral Rights 101
Almost all mineral owners are also surface owners, even if it is not of the property their minerals sit on. If you are a homeowner, you own surface rights! We, at MineraliQ, suggest omitting your surface rights from your subsurface lease. There is no reason to lease your surface acreage without a separate agreement that ensures you are protected and compensated for any encumbrances on your property. Unlike an oil or gas well, surface operations are visible and can be detrimental to your property value. While a pipeline is buried, it must be disclosed; can you imagine trying to sell a house with a 15-inch pipeline running through the middle of it? Or trying to sell a farm with a large windmill and access roads in the middle?