Webermeier v. Pace

In Webermeier v. Pace, 193 Colo. 157, 563 P.2d 950 (1977) the Court held that a tax assessment must sufficiently describe the mineral estate once that estate has been severed. The Webermeier court also confirmed that possession of the surface was not deemed to be possession of the severed mineral estate and that, therefore, limitation statutes addressing ownership based upon possession did not apply. The court then held that a party can acquire title via a treasurer's deed to no more than the taxpayer owned.