certain depth i think. when my dad worked over in canada building electricity pylons he was told the indians were paid for the distruption of their
land think it was a couple of inches(grass then few inches down) belongs to them but everything under that belongs to the gov/country
It's not like the old days, if there is oil under your house it is the property of the state.
In Australia farmers can be forced to allow mining company's onto their land for exploration. Although they will be paid royalties, they cannot say
In certain states (like TX), you could own what is called "mineral rights" which means you own the surface and every thing below it. An oil or
mining company would have to pay you to explore, and royalties for whatever they get from below. Hope that helps.
You own what "they" say you do and nothing more.
"They" can also take away what you "own" if they want.
Beale AFB used to belong to a family, the Gumment paid the land owners $1 for the property.
"They" have a word for this legal robbery.
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.