Many people want to know how to sell their mineral rights and why would anyone buy them? This is a very common question. You may decide to hold on to your mineral rights and it is possible that this will produce more income over the long run that a sale of mineral rights would produce. However, there is a real risk in rejecting any cash offer. A key reason that some people elect to sell mineral rights is the time factor—the length of time that it might take for them to receive a significant amount of money as opposed to cash money, which will be enjoyed as soon as the sale of mineral rights closes.