The Broad form of the Company’s Deed
Excerpted from the deed to his grandpa’s West Virginia Farm
By Bob Henry Baber
…….and excepting and reserving all the coal and other minerals and other substances on, in, and underlying said land together with the right of removing and taking away the coal and other minerals and other substances from adjoining and adjacent land through any openings and the right to occupy as may be necessary or convenient for mining purposes without reservation or hinderance and with proper rights for ventilation and draining the mines and all rights of ingress, egress, or way and the privilege of constructing operating and maintaining railroads and other roads in, on, under, across, and through and over the land without being in anyway liable for any injury or damage which may be done to the land or water therein upon and generally free, clear and discharged of and from all servitude to the land whatsoever.
Grandpa, all you bought was the air.