Went to Valier today for Bit, stove size (lump)
$85 /ton, $75 /ton nut, Kittanning seam.
Still good coal, but owner is in rare form today. As others have commented, he is known to be...tempermental. He was exceptionally so today, long before I got there. Nothing big, but if you are the type who get offended easily by rude or grouchy behavior, you may want to bring your patient buddy along to this yard
Harper and Gallo are closer, but MUCH more expensive.
H&G has this stuff available.
Run of Min $100
KY Nut $120 (similar to Kittanning/Pittsburgh seam?)
Harrisburg or Somerset $140
Both have Anthracite hard coal (<- added for search engines) in Stove, nut, pea, buckwheat and rice.
Valier is $200/ton and H&G is $205, any size.
Anybody have opinions on the KY Nut and Hbg/Somerset?
I added barometric damper to old 17" hand fired stove and it doesn't seem to want to change temps once it is going. Guess that's a good thing. Might try some 'better' coal, since it seams (pun intended) to be using less, at least in the first few days.