A local coal supplier, under new ownership, is selling "Sherman mine anthracite from the Mammoth Vein." He says it is deep-mined, not strip mined, and he claims 4 to 8 per cent ash. Is there a "Sherman mine" and is there anything special about this coal, or is it hype?
we burned sherman coal when the hegins breaker caught on fire winter 05-06......we had all hand fed stoves then.....it was nice coal, but we had to give the stoves more draft......got good mileage out of it too......if you are talking about the sherman breaker, i was under the assumption that it was all deep mined coal.... wouldnt hesitate to try some
Hmmmm. Thanks for all the info you guys have posted. Maybe the dealer does not know the difference between his breaker and a hole in the ground. I did get a few bags of his coal, and with my limited experience it seems to be good stuff. It just "feels" different when it burns -- seems to be less outgassing when a new load is added to the stove, also finer ash than the Kimmel's I have been burning. Maybe a bit longer and more uniform burn, too, though it's hard to tell because we are in a warm spell right now.
At one time the sherman breaker did have a active slope right at the breaker but they have sinced stoped mining and now just process coal from other mines. As for breakers selling bagged coal, some do and some don't. Some have a seperate bagging plant that you could go to for bagged coal.
Sherman coal Breaker is off of I -81 at the 112 Exit if you are coming from the North when you get at the top of the ramp make a left you will be on Route 25 go 1.5 miles the breaker will be on the Right If you are coming South make a Right at The top of the ramp go 1.5 miles it will still be on your Right As off DEC 21 06 There Ash Content was 9 to 12 % White Ash strip coal Was 135.00 a Ton There coal is Ok but inconsistent one time you will get good coal the next time it will be crap coal