Thank you. Would you happen to know which statues govern the ownership of this type of property (minerals)? Are would you happen to know which statues govern leasing the rights to the minerals? Any literture whatsoever that addresses mineral ownership and/or mineral leases would extremely helpful. Thanks again.
Mckinney's Consolidated Laws of New York Annotated
Environmental Conservation Law
Chapter 43-B. Of the Consolidated Laws
Article 23. Mineral Resources
(Westlaw Reference: NY ENVIR CONSER § 23)http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/ENV/23
I'm going to warn you, though, that most mineral "law" is going to be found in cases.
If I were you, I would forget about the statute and start with this book: 58 Corpus Juris Secundum Mines and Minerals (John Glenn, J.D., Glenda K. Harnad, J.D., of the staff of the National Legal Research Group, Inc., Eric Larsson, J.D., Karl Oakes, J.D.)