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Oxytropidoceras replied to SailingAlongToo's topic in Fossil NewsThis is an interesting legal battle about whether surface rights or mineral rights determines fossil ownership. Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what’s a mineral By Amy Beth Hanson, AP, Washington Post, November 16, 2018 https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/fight-over-dinosaur-fossils-comes-down-to-whats-a-mineral/2018/11/16/6025a23a-e9e7-11e8-8449-1ff263609a31_story.html The article states: "Ownership of two fossilized dinosaur skeletons found on a Montana ranch in 2006 are the subject of a legal battle over whether they are part of a property’s surface rights or mineral rights. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a split decision saying fossils are minerals under mineral rights laws." Yours, Paul H.
SailingAlongToo posted a topic in Fossil NewsArticle about recent court ruling on ownership of dinosaur bones, the holder of the mineral rights or the surface land rights. https://www.apnews.com/edf5eefad9664ed3a1886a8aaf0251c1 Cheers, SA2