I want to say thanks to all on this forum for the wealth of information provided. William, you especially have been such a huge help. Today is my first day of burning anthracite in my stove. When I got this thing a year ago, I did not even know the difference between Bit and Anthracite. Did not know how to operate the stove. I burned wood and "coal" (which I later figured out was sub-bit). Of course, it ruined the mica and clogged the bb system, etc.
Well, I finally got a hold of some Blaschak Anthracite (very difficult to get out here in Colorado, I had to drive to Kansas to get it). Installed all new mica, installed the magazine, cleaned it up and fired her up today with Cowboy lump charcoal as suggested by others. Loaded the magazine full of coal after it started and it is nothing short of spectacular. Anthracite is absolutely amazing. The 2000 sq. ft. house is cozy warm, sitting here on a snowy cold day in Colorado getting ready to watch some football in front of the stove. Pure heaven