europachris wrote:That's a shame because Industry is a lot closer to me than Knight Hawk. I also agree about the Knight Hawk coal clumping - I had a devil of a time with coke trees burning it. It's beautiful coal - from the Murphysboro seam, burns at 11,800 BTUs and contains 1.3 percent sulfur and 5.5 percent ash. When I was picking up a load, one of the guys there, Homer, said something to the effect that this coal had no business being in Illinois and was a rather isolated seam. It didn't clinker very well, either, so cleaning the fire was a chore.
Which Knight Hawk mine did you get coal from? I got a load of raw/rom from the Prairie Eagle Mine and not happy with it at all, just hard to burn and need to haul the ash and clinkers/clumps away with a bobcat. I haven't burned much of the larger pieces just the screenings and selling the lump.