Willis wrote, "I spoke with them today and they told me the "chunk" or what we call lump coal comes from a Kentucky deep mine."
My dealer located in Thorn Hill, TN told me the only working deep mine in Harlan, KY produces good coal but it produces a lot of fines due to the way it is mined and so he doesn't purchase it.
Harlan is in E. KY and that end of the state produces a lot of coal. More than W. KY by far. TVA buys a lot of E. KY coal (passes by my house every day) and most of the power in KY is produced by burning coal. Who knows how long all this coal burning will continue now that the Obama regime is soon to be in control.
My dealer buys surface mined coal from Harlan. He did say some buyers were coming into the Harlan area and 'scooping up' a good amount of tonnage that is causing him concern. For now, I handpick the pile he has in his yard and come back with Boulder coal at $85 a ton. It burns 'real good' down to a fine ash but does make some soot along the way. Willis, let us know how the coal you are considering buying burns, if you buy some. I just wonder what and where the coal is coming from that they claim is from 'deep mines'. Hmmmmm, unless maybe they screened it and then claim it is $180 loose ton. Maybe it's just me but something is not making any sense here.
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