If a person owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way down to the center of the earth?

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  • glenn
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    With my house in Texas- I own the mineral rights so I own all the way down. Restrictions may prevent me from digging very deep- the city can keep me from doing that- but I do own it.

    So the wisdom here is that everyone on earth is your neighbor.

  • wizjp
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    In the US, for the most part you do. Probably doesn't include mineral rights as they are generally retained by developers, and water rights are subject to a lot of local jurisdictional issues

  • 9 years ago

    Unlikely. The deed usually contains restrictions stating that others have reserved mineral and/or airspace rights.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Yes but that does not include the mineral rights.

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  • 9 years ago

    one of us said jurisdiction, he means state.

    Most states give "to the stratosphere and to the center of the earth

    others give x feet above the ground and nothing beneath the dirt [if something

    is unearthed, it belongs to the state]

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Depends on the jurisdiction.

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