Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Register of Hard Mineral Patents, 1972-1976


Creator: Texas. General Land Office. Energy Resources.
Title: Hard Mineral Patents
Dates: 1972-1976
Abstract: A listing of hard mineral patents granted to various energy companies.
Identification: AR.152.HMP
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet, (1 oversized box)
Location: File Vault
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Historical Note

A hard mineral patent is an agreement between the patentee and the State of Texas reserving the right to mine in a particular tract of land. A rental fee of a fixed price per acre was paid annually. Unlike a mineral lease, there are no bonus payments nor royalty payments paid to the State.

Scope and Contents of the Records

The unbound volume contains handwritten entries in a spreadsheet format. The spreadsheet has the following information:

  1. Date
  2. County
  3. Patentee
  4. Patent Number
  5. File Number
  6. Volume Number
  7. Class
  8. Area (in acres)
  9. Fee Paid


The unbound volume is arranged chronologically.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Index Terms

Mineral lands--Texas.
Mineral leases.
Mineral Rights-Texas
Registers (lists)
Volumes (documents by form)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Hard Mineral Patents (AR.152.HMP). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Hard Mineral Patents, 1972-1976

OS 88 Hard Mineral Patents volume, 1972-1976