Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Register of Hard Mineral Patents, 1972-1976



Overview

Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Title: Hard Mineral Patents
Inclusive Dates: 1972-1976
Abstract: A listing of hard mineral patents granted to various energy companies.
Identification: LGR.HMP
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet, (1 oversized box)
Location: File Vault
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Historical Note

A hard mineral patent is an agreement between the patentee and the State of Texas reserving the right to mine in a particular tract of land. A rental fee of a fixed price per acre was paid annually. Unlike a mineral lease, there are no bonus payments nor royalty payments paid to the State.


Scope and Contents note

The unbound volume contains handwritten entries in a spreadsheet format. The spreadsheet has the following information:

  1. Date
  2. County
  3. Patentee
  4. Patent Number
  5. File Number
  6. Volume Number
  7. Class
  8. Area (in acres)
  9. Fee Paid

 

Arrangement note

The unbound volume is arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use note

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).


Index Terms

Mineral lands--Texas.
Mineral leases.
Mineral Rights-Texas
Registers (lists)
Volumes (documents by form)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Hard Mineral Patents (LGR.HMP). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Hard Mineral Patents, 1972-1976

Oversized Box
OS 88 Hard Mineral Patents volume, 1972-1976