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Your basis would be fair market value of the land on the day of inheritance. Maybe the company would be able to tell you how much were the rights worth back in 1990. Is there anything in transfer/inheritance documents that would suggest a value of the rights?
Ok. Was there somebody, an industry expert involved in selling process who could help you with historical values? An appraiser specializing in mineral rights will be a good place to start. He should be able to generate a appraisal dated back to 1990. Unlike real estate sales, sales of mineral rights are not public information.