Southern Colorado Coal

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Wed. Mar. 12, 2014 11:23 pm

I live in a town in southern Colorado called Walsenburg. At one time it was coined "the city built on coal". Well the mines are long gone but we have huge piles of "tailings" or coal waste from the old opetations. There is also some exposed seams along cliffs along river beds. Is either of these suitable for fuel?. From what I have read it is all bitiminious in our area.

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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2014 3:49 pm

The exposed seams will probably be quite suitable. The tailings might burn, but, they are likely very high in ash and contain mostly rock - shale and slate.
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