2010 Code of Virginia
Title 55 - PROPERTY AND CONVEYANCES.
Chapter 8 - Clouds on Title (55-153 thru 55-155)
55-154.2 - Presumption regarding estate of owner of mineral rights.

ยง 55-154.2. Presumption regarding estate of owner of mineral rights.

Except as otherwise provided in the deed by which the owner of minerals derives title, the owner of minerals shall be presumed to be the owner of the shell, container chamber, passage and space opened underground for the removal of the minerals, with full right to haul and transport minerals from other lands and to pass men, materials, equipment, water and air through such space. No injunction shall lie to prohibit the use of any such shell, container chamber, passage or space opened underground by the owner of minerals for the purposes herein described. The provisions of this section shall not affect contractual obligations and agreements entered into prior to July 1, 1981.

(1981, c. 291.)

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