we all appreciate the numerous sources posted for bituminous coal, but to help keep this thread valid:
Please post all and any details and coalyard contact information, basically as much information as you can to help others looking to heat their homes; if a particular coal works well for you, let us know, if you hated every minute of burning it, let people know that too!
"___________" coal yard/mine
Phone # "_________"
To phoenix coal:
that's terrific. i would be willing to pay 20-30$ extra per ton for bagged, its worth it for the convienience, but if it costs much more than that probably not.
I think there is a definate market for bagged bituminous as long as it's good coal and cost effective; however, i think shipping may be an issue with your location, if you were located in western pa or ohio etc. where most bituminous users are you would probably do very well, but being in oklahoma, shipping costs to buffalo,ny would be hell, and would not make it cost effective, other than that the general idea is good.
the most preferable sizes are nut: 3/4"-2" and stoker: 1-1/4-1/4",
3"x5" is also great for open fireplaces and some stoves, and will command a premium.