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Q: Do I have mineral rights in okla Don t where to start that whole side has died but me and my sister

Uncle had no children there was no will just told we had it and no idea which county to start or whos last name and first name to use did know the nichols side

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James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It can be difficult (and expensive) to find minerals if you have no idea which county they are in or how your uncle acquired the interest. If he acquired the minerals, you would start by looking under his name. If he inherited them you would also have to look under the names of the persons from whom he may have acquired them. If he left any papers, you can try to determine if he was ever paid for any production from the property. You can also check names under the Oklahoma unclaimed property fund.


If may also help if you can compile a family history including dates of birth/death and where they may have lived. You should be advised that many times the cost of figuring all of that out is more than the interest is worth. But there are also people who recover substantial sums. Good luck.

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