Mineral Servitude Law and Legal Definition
Mineral Servitude is the right conveyed by the landowner to produce minerals by another. In Louisiana, the owner of land generally owns only the right to produce minerals underneath the land. Under common law, the minerals may be severed from the surface land, if the mineral estate has not been severe. The owner may create separate surface and mineral estates. A principal difference is that the mineral servitude will be extinguished, through liberative prescription, after ten years of non-use, whereas a mineral estate is a (perpetual) estate in land.