Locate the name of the current Arkansas property owner. Obtain any additional information, such as address or parcel number, to help locate the land title in Arkansas. Arkansas uses a number system that implements the number of the country number, township, area and section.
Visit the courthouse in the Arkansas county where the property is located, such as Crawford County. Arkansas requires each deed providing the mineral rights of property be recorded.
Go to the county clerk's office where property deeds are recorded. Provide the clerk with the owner's information and land location in Arkansas. Request a copy of the recorded deed showing the mineral rights.
Receive a copy of the deed, or title, and review the information regarding the mineral rights. If there is no reference to them on the current landowner's deed, go to the deed previously recorded for the Arkansas land transfer. Keep researching the deeds until it states the land is sold with the seller retaining the mineral rights.