Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

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Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: ChinaClipper On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:44 pm

Looking for a supplier in the Denver area, seems to be blacksmith coal around but the rest is hard to locate. Any Colorado Anthracite still being mined? I know Wyoming has some Bit...any leads? Thanks! Clip
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: rockwood On: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:44 pm

You would most likely have to go over to western CO to find suppliers. Carbondale or Paonia area would be your best bet.
Try to look up Edwards coal near Carbondale.
Anthracite was mined in Colorado (near Leadville IIRC) many years ago but no not now.
Were you able to find coal for heating when you lived in California? :shock: How much did that cost.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: ChinaClipper On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:33 pm

California was tough! I managed to get 2.5 tons from a Sand/gravel store, they chose not to resupply due to the economy. High grade Bit from Utah and burnes OK in my stove. Now that I am in Denver, I was hoping to expand the horizons a bit. REALLY wish an Anthracite solution was at hand. May look at a big buy and various shipping options. :idea: Any good ideas on THAT would be great as well! Thanks for the input! Clip
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:19 pm

Whee, you are in Utah and want to burn NEPA coal, wow now that's crazy. I thought the craziest guys were already on this board but you got them all beat.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: ChinaClipper On: Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:40 pm

I am in Denver.....Colorado....at least 300 miles and a few mountain ranges away....from Utah.....and at the right prices, NEPA stuff it makes sense.......So back to the topic at hand, Coal is mined at an astounding rate in this part of the country.....also looking at AA130 or EFM....now thats crazy....... :shock:
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: talleyman On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:08 pm

I am in Denver also and a coal-burning newbie. I've been buying "lump coal" from Santa Fe Sand and Gravel in Littleton. http://www.santafesand.com/. They sell it in 70 lb bags or by the ton. I have been getting the bags, which contain pretty large chunks of coal (6-8"). It has not been fun trying to split up the chunks - I've tried many methods from a Sledge Hammer to an axe and finally found the easiest way was to use my air hammer w/ chissel using my small air compressor.

Seems to be medium quality coal, although I really have nothing to compare it to. Took me a while to get the hang of starting it, but once it's burning well, you get some nice blue ladies dancing away.

Hope this helps, please let me know if you find another supplier in the Denver area!
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:28 pm

Yes, a chisel is the best way but I never thought to use an air hammer with chisel :idea:

Are you burning bituminous coal in a baseburner stove?
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: talleyman On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:49 pm

Yes, the $19.99 air hammer from home depot has been fantastic! Much easier than doing it by hand. I just caught the coal bug a few short months ago and now own an embarrassingly expensive restored Royal Acorn No. 45 Baseburner. It is spectacular, and probably worth more than the old F150 I drive.

As a new coal person, frankly I don't even know what kind of coal I'm burning (neither does the supplier apparently). How can you tell? If I could figure out how to attach an image on here I'd show a picture of what it looks like.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:23 pm

If this coal smokes when you add it to a hot fire then it's bituminous (soft coal).

Bituminous coal burns with a orange/yellow flame and will produce lots of smoke if there isn't enough secondary air (above the coal bed) to burn the volatile matter coming off the coal.

A baseburner stove isn't designed for bituminous coal because soot will clog the passages within the stove.

Please post a photo of your stove.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: talleyman On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:29 pm

Here is my stove and a pic of the coals burning. The coal does in fact produce some smoke when first added to the hot bed and burns with a yellow/orange flame. Eventually the flames are blue however. Thanks for your help, forgive my ignorance on this subject!
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:56 pm

That looks like a really nice stove :)
I'm no expert on base burner stoves but there are some very knowledgeable members of this forum who are...I'm sure someone will chime in here when they see this thread.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Coal Suppliers?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:01 pm

Greetings My Outstanding Western Psychos Of Coal ! The Newbs has labeled you,and it will probably stick ! An unbelievably beautiful Stove Pic,I might add ! Carry On,and if we have to rebuild the Dirigible Fleet to get you the Anthracite you so richly deserve,well,that 'aint gonna happen! :lol: However,everyone here will hook you up with some of the most clear-cut advice and accessory Mayhem you could have hoped for! Welcome to The Coal Board! :up:
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