What are mineral rights?

Ownership of mineral rights (or "mineral interests") is an interest in real property. It is the right of the owner to exploit, mine, and/or produce any or all of the minerals lying below the surface of a property. The ownership of mineral rights or mineral interests is known by definition as an "estate" in real property, however it is more commonly referred to as "mineral rights" or mineral interests". Mineral rights typically include hydrocarbon resources such as oil and natural gas. These are often leased from the mineral owner by an oil or gas company like Raisa Energy.