Life Membership dues are $1,800, payable at the rate of $240.00 per year. Dues must be paid a year in advance, beginning Jan 1 of each year. There is a one-time initiation fee of $15.00. There is also a $50.00 Operations Support Fee (OPS) assessed to each member annually to support the general operations of the club. A $44.00 Federal Mining Charge (FMC) helps support the claims maintenance fees the club incurs and is paid to the BLM. This expense is currently about $44,000 each year. All members, through their annual dues and maintenance fees, contribute in paying this fee each year. The FMC and OPS fees are paid by all members who joined after Sept 1 ,2017 and must be paid annually even after the Life membership has been paid.
Based on the above, the payment required at time of application is $349.00 ($240 dues + $15 initiation fee + $44 FMC + $50 OPS)