§55-2-1a. Ownership or possession of surface of lands after
severance of minerals not adverse to owner of
Whenever title to any minerals in land and the rights
appurtenant thereto have been, or shall hereafter be, severed from
title to the surface, the continuity of the possession of such
minerals and the rights appurtenant thereto shall not be deemed to
have been broken by such severance; and ownership or possession of
the surface after severance shall not be adverse to the interests
of the owner or owners of such minerals and appurtenant rights.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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