Would like to purchase two coal burning stoves to heat my very open 2400 sq. ft. house in Wytheville, Va. 24382. Currently, I've only been able to find one anthracite provider, Blue Ridge Heating and AC in Christiansburg (an hour away); that supplier offers only rice for approximately $270/ton. West Virginia bituminous stoker and lump are available in Galax (Hill Trucking and Coal) for $95/ton; however, after talking to Hitzer regarding the burning of this coal in its stoves, I've decided that bituminous is not a viable option.
Anyone have any idea where I might be able to find pea, nut, or stove sized anthracite for significantly less than $270/ton? Thanks in advance.