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I am getting my annual need of six tons of pea coal again from the Little Buck Coal Mine in Lincoln (just north of Molleystown, Pa). They are mining in two new holes and have found the coal is excellent. At this time they have a lot of pea coal and a good amount of nut coal. Larry told me that of all his customers, he usually ends up with an excess of pea coal. I told him I would post this to help him get it sold. I've looked at the coal and it is clean and beautiful. They do deliver locally. I do not know the delivered price. The price picked up at the mine it is $150 a ton.
It is a very small operation. For my pickup truck they load by volume. One scoop = 1000 lbs. They are pretty accurate but I have never been short-changed. If someone was buying a tri-axle load I'm going to guess that they would sell it by weight. I purposely didn't post their phone number because I didn't want them to get a bunch of nuisance phone calls. If you are serious about buying from them send me a private message and I'll help you make contact with the owner.
Pea is not popular at all, I had about 45% rice customers, 45% nut. The other ten percent was pea and buck, the pea was probably 6 or 7%. Over at Hudson they had a crusher right on the conveyor belt that went into the sizing plant. If it came down to it they would start crushing the pea and buck but they didn't do that often because they would lose a lot of money. In addition to the added expense of crushing and sizing it again you're making a lot of barley and dust.
I gave him a call and left a message. Shortest route to here is 88 miles and easiest is 99 miles. I wish i knew somebody with at least a dump truck who would drive that for gas and some money. You can get very close to my bin but i would take it dumped in the yard if the price was right.