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Selected Concepts

This page discusses selected concepts that relate to mineral leasing and surface rights
Transfer of mineral rights
North Dakota statutory law specifies language necessary to transfer or retain mineral ownership.
Recombining Surface and Severed Mineral Rights
North Dakota law specified a procedure whereby surface owners can acquire ownership of unused severed mineral interests. The law also specified how owners of severed mineral interests can retain ownership of the mineral rights even though the minerals are not leased or being developed.

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