• 6-12-2017 You need to examine your deed. You might own surface rights and/or mineral rights and there may be some restrictions on the deed.
  • That depends on where you live. In most countries what's in the ground belongs to the government.
  • I was a Realtor. Real Estate law in the USA does say you own the land down to the center of the Earth and upwards into the Heavens onto infinity. The Government can supercede your rights whenever they wish, however, through what's called Iminate Domain.
    • Jewels Vern
      That's silly. You can't enforce your claim farther than a cannon can shoot. Airplanes can fly over your place any time without asking.
    • Anoname
      Government over-rides your air authority for airplanes.
    • Hardcore Conservative
      Depends on what kind of cannon, Jewels. The new howitzers have an effective range of 40km with some rounds, while the 12 pounders used in the Civil War had a range of around 1,500 meters. And there are many folks whose property extends over a mile.
    • mushroom
      "Eminent Domain" also known as "E.D." And because of ED, you don't really own land, you only own a bundle of proprietary rights to use the land for the time being.

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