The $2,000 an acre they got for leasing mineral rights would indicate there are VERY good chances of hitting oil or gas. My neighbor recently leased mineral rights on some property in Colorado and got only $36/acre for possible gas exploration. $400,000 is a healthy chunk of $ and would not have been paid if the odds aren't pretty good of finding nat. gas or oil. I plan to add shrs. on weakness. I don't think many are paying much attention here.