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Eligibility for Membership

Application and Instructions (link)

Membership is extended to men and women 18 years of age or older who are lineal descendants of an ancestor from any area which later became part of the continental United States of America who worked in a field of mining 1607 through 1907. Also eligible for membership are men and women 18 years of age or older who lineally descend from a brother or sister of any proven ancestor.

All membership inquiries are welcome. Upon the receipt of the application and instructions, the applicant has one year to complete the application process. An extension may be granted on approval of the Board. New members will receive a record copy of their application, a certificate, and an order form for the insignia.

The following is a partial list of acceptable fields related to mining:

  • Gold

  • Uranium

  • Silver

  • Aluminum

  • Copper

  • Tungsten

  • Iron

  • Gypsum

  • Lead

  • Radium

  • Salt

  • Tellurium

  • Gas Oil

  • Gemstone miners

  • Unknown

  • People on freight trains servicing the mines

  • Owners/investors/ and supervisors of mines

  • People who worked in mercantile establishments in mining communities provided it can be proven these occupations were directly related to mining


Life membership fees for Charter Members joining prior 15 March 2021 is $175 made out to the Order plus a non-refundable application fee of $25 made out to the Registrar General. Life membership fees after 15 March 2021 for Regular membership is $200 plus a non- refundable application fee of $25. Both checks to be sent with the application to the Registrar General.

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