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November 20, 2018 08:58PM
This 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

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."


Paul H.

"The past is never dead. It's not even past."
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Fossils - Is Ownership Governed by Surface Rights or Mineral Rights ?

Paul H. November 20, 2018 08:58PM

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