My father recently passed away, and I am the representative for his estate. I believe he owns some mineral rights in Eddy County, near Hope, but I don't have any paperwork to show it. My father's father (also deceased) for sure owned the mineral rights; I do have paperwork to prove that. When my grandfather passed, my father inherited most of his estate. My grandfather did not have a will, but my father was the representative for his estate, and kept all the paperwork. I do not see any mention of mineral rights in the probate paperwork for my grandfather.
Are these rights worth pursuing, and, if so, how do I pursue them? I have called the county clerk's office, abstract companies, title companies, oil companies, etc. to no avail. I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!