Blacksmithing Coal Sources

We carry this list of sources for Blacksmithing Coal in each issue of Blacksmith’s Gazette and update it each time that we receive new information about coal. Hopefully, each of these suppliers are still in business and still supplying coal. Since we have not received any feed back to the contrary, we assume that they are still a viable source for coal or charcoal. Speaking of charcoal, never use briquettes as fuel for the forge. They don't work very well and they emit harmful fumes when blown by a bellows.

Note: The sources listed herein have been supplied by readers of Blacksmith's Gazette over the years. Some of the listings are perhaps 15 years old. If you find that a supplier is no longer supplying good blacksmithing coal, please advise us so that we can remove them from the list. We have no personal experience with any of these suppliers and must depend upon our readers to help us to keep the list up to date.

All States and Canada

“L Brand”® ForgeCoke® 1/4 x 1 inch coke in 50 LB woven bags shipped nationwide. E-mail your zip code to and we will quote a delivered price. Phone 678-360-3521. Updated May  2006. 

Blacksmiths Depot and Centaur Forge sell bagged coal and coke, and ship by UPS to anywhere in the U.S.

Alberta, Canada

Ed Lucyshyn, 16303 110 ST, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada TEL: 780-456-1833
H. M. Stevens, 10749 150 St, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. TEL: 389-2137.


Arizona Artists Blacksmith Association. 3646  W. Lawrence Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85021. TEL: (602) 973-4142. They carry blacksmith’s coal from Carbondale, Colorado.
Western’s School of Hoseshoeing, Inc., 2801 W. Maryland Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017-1204. TEL: 602-242-2560. They carry blacksmith’s coal.
Ronstadt’s Hardware, 70 N. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701. TEL: (602) 623-3691.


California Charcoal & Firewood, Inc., 1518 Eastern Avenue, City of Commerce, CA (323) 780-6000.
Lazzari Fuel Company, Inc., P.O. Box 34051, San Francisco, CA 94134. Business is located at 11 Industrial Way, Brisbane, CA. To call them, use (415) 467-2970. They have charcoal, coal, and coke.


Brighton Feed and Saddlery, 370 N. Main St. Brighton, CO 80601-1631. TEL: (303) 659-0721.
 Keyser Coal & Trucking, 601-11th, Greeley, CO. TEL: (970) 352-5957. (Only carry coke.)
American Coal Sales, Inc., 1325 W. 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80204. TEL: (303) 573-1210.
Mid-Continent Coal & Coke Co., 1058 100 Road, Carbondale, CO. TEL: (303) 963-2581.


Southeastern Coal, Pocahontas Number Three, Williston, Florida Call Al Pendray after 7:00 PM TEL: (904) 528-6124.


Aetna Coal, Brown’s Siding, Wildwood, GA. Call James Lynn at (615) 821-5433 between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Ask for metallurgical coal.
Buck Ice & Coal Co., 2400 Twelfth Avenue, PO Box 1457, Columbus, GA 31902-1457, TEL: 706-322-5451. Sell Bituminous coal in fifty pound sacks and also by the hundred weight (1000 pound minimum on loose coal).
Jimmy Johnson, Rt. 5, Union Hill Road, Canton, Georgia 30114. TEL: (770) 479-8627.
GA Farriers Supply, 2891 Upper Bethany Rd,  Jasper, GA 30143. TEL:  (770) 735-3984


The Feed and Farm Store, N 6265 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. Farrier and blacksmithing supplies and coal.
Mark Solomon, 1020 S. Main, Moscow, ID 83843. TEL: (208) 882-6549.


Bost Trucking, 1134 N 11th St, Murphyboro, IL. TEL: (618) 684-3166. Has Schell Blacksmith coal for $159 a ton.


City Coal Yard, 116 N. Depot Street, Brazil, IN 47834. TEL: (812) 448-8128. They carry coal from the Pocahontas No. 3 seam for $6.95 per 100 pounds, loaded in you pickup, or $8.00 per 50 pound bag.
Hoover Lumber & Coal Co., 24120-2 Cr 142, Foraker, In 46526 219-831-2378 open sat till noon they have hard and soft coal @ about $8.61 @ 100#.


Skei Coal & Wood, Box 394, 639 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010. TEL: 515-232-4474.


Cumberland Elkhorn Coal & Coke, Inc., 950 Swan Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40204. TEL: (502) 589-5300. FAX: (502) 589-5342.
Harlan Cumberland Coal, Harlan, Kentucky. TEL: 606-573-2900. Coal by the feed sack.


Rings Coal & Oil Company From Cumberland Freeport Gray 1 Railroad Sq, Yarmouth, ME 04096 Phone: (207) 846-5503


National Coal Company, 43 Crescent Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Contact: John Alicandro. TEL: (508) 752-7468.
Williams Coal and Oil Co., 39 Adams St., Braintree, MA 02184,  TEL: 781-843-0145.


Elligson Trucking, Freeland, Maryland. TEL: 410-357-5720 or toll free 866-447-8663. The coal is not bad according to Ed Joelson of woodbine, Maryland.
American Natural Resources, PO Box 304, McHenry, MD 21541. TEL: (301) 387-0327.


Streat Fuel Company, 800 Erie Street, Flint, MI 48507.
Sodus Coal, 4093 South Pipestone Road, Sodus, Michigan 49126. TEL: (616) 925-7421.


New Jersey

Summit Tech, Inc., 2715 Rt. 130, Cranbury, NJ 08512 Tel: 800-325-3357 Email:  They have soft coal in 50 lb bags. $10.00 a bag. Discounts for quantity purchases and purchases by Blacksmithing Associations. Currently, they are stocking coal from Cooney Brothers in Western PA. It is a clean burning with fairly low sulphur. There are a lot of chunks about 4" in size (which break up easily) and a lot of it’s good for welding but it helps to wet it down.

New York

Garnsey Warehouse, 952 route 4 South, Schuylerville, NY 12871. TEL: (518) 695-3346.
Dennis Coal & Stoves CO Inc,     7987 Number 5 West Road, Fabius, NY 13063. TEL:   (315) 677-9383.
Reboy Supply Inc., 1300 Maple rd, Elma, New York 14059. TEL: (716) 652-4321. FAX: (716) 652-0148. E-Mail:
Ashokan Field Campus, 477 Beverkill Rd., Oliverbridge, NY 12461. TEL: (845) 657-8333.


Automotive Inc./Little Giant, 420 5th Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410. TEL: (402) 873-6603. They supply Virginia coal to blacksmiths in their area.

North Carolina

Blacksmiths Coal

Marcum Blacksmiths' Coal, 1488 Green Hill School Rd.,Wadesboro NC 28170
 Kayne & Son Custom Hardware,  100 Daniel Ridge Road, Candler, NC 28715. Tel: (828) 667-8868 Or (828) 665-1988 Fax: (828) 665-8303. E-Mail: Will ship coal in 50 pound lots by UPS.
PNG coal & Oil Co., 410 E. Second St., Winston-Salem, NC 27101. TEL: (919) 722-2024.


Dennis Coal 11555 Co. Rd. D Wauseon, Ohio 43567 TEL. (419) 335-4665 E-mail We carry Kentucky Stoker (Horsecreek) @ $4.00 / 50# bag. West Virginia Stoker / Pea (Sewell Seam) which is excellent for welding. 50# bags @ $6.00 F.O.B. Wauseon, Ohio.
Thompson Brothers Mining company, 3379 E. Garfield, North Lima, Ohio 44452. TEL: (330) 549-3979. They carry Kentucky Stoker coal.
Fairview Coal Company, Lima, Ohio. They have a good stoker coal ,some clinker but not bad. About $83.00 a ton.

Ontario, Canada

Envirotech Resolutions Incotrading. 23 Chapple St., Hamilton, Ont. Canada. L8L 8K7. Call Frank Cipriani at 905-545-2311,
Or Fax 905-549-4249 or E-MAIL: Coal & Coke Sales - Retail/Wholesale: Anthracite - Filtermedia. Bituminous: Blacksmith/Forging, Cannel and any other Carbon Products; Including Prosthetics - Orthotics Materials; Carbon Fiber, Fiberglass Cloth, Sox Braid.
Upper Canada Village Historical Site in Morrisburg Ontario.
BMR Building Centers Located in Quebec. The one in Laval Quebec located on Currie Labelle Rd. Has Anthracite in 3 sizes and sells for $9.99 CDN per 20 Kg.
Thak the Blacksmith & Armourer, Canada Blacksmith Supplies & Courses, 2282 Floradale Rd., Floradale, ONTARIO, CANADA N3B 1V0. TEL: 519-669-0721  Toll Free: 866-664-3622. E-mail:  Web: and


Farrier Supplies, 26729 Highway 99 West, Monroe, Oregon 97456. TEL: (541) 847-5854.
 Valley Farrier Supply, 21383 S. Yeoman Road, Beaver Creek, OR 97004. TEL: (503) 632-4366.


Clem Malot,  HCR 80, Box 549, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. TEL: (717) 485-9314. E-mail:
Brumder Ornamental Iron, Inc., 40128 Industrial Park Circle, Georgetown, TX 78626. TEL: (512) 869-2830.
Penn Keystone Coal Co., RD 1 Box 557, Claysburg, PA 16625. E-mail: TEL: 814-244-3140.
Liberty Forge, 40128 Industrial Park Circle, Georgetown, TX 78626. TEL: (512) 869-2830.
Bradford Coal Company, Inc., PO Box 368, Bigler, PA 16825. TEL: (814) 342-0529. Contact: Terry Swanson.
Nolt’s Mill, 360 Mount Sidney Rd, Witmer, PA 17585. TEL: (717) 393-1369.

Quebec, Canada

H. Riendeau Inc., Ch.  2640 St. Charles, St. Henri, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. TEL: 1-514-932-9144. Dan Stotland reports, “I get good bituminous farriers coal and also, metallurgical coke (pea size) from him. He speaks fluent French, and good English. Also he is a gentleman.

Rhode Island

Peoples Coal Company, 55 Mill Street, cumberland, RI 02864. Contact; Dennis Hysko. TEL: (4010 725-2700 or (617) 761-6929.


Brumder Ornamental Iron, Inc., 40128 Industrial Park Circle, Georgetown, TX 78626. TEL: (512) 869-2830.
Liberty Forge, 40128 Industrial Park Circle, Georgetown, TX 78626. TEL: (512) 869-2830.
C&M Horse Shoe Sales, P. O. Box 249, Conroe, Texas 77305, 1-800-392-7002. (Conroe is about 30 miles north of Houston)
Texas Farrier Supply, 603 S. New Hope Rd., Kennedale, Texas 76060, 1-800-777-2725. (Kennedale is southeast of Ft. Worth, near loop 820.).


Hungerford Oil Co., 1604 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia. TEL: 804-648-4703. They sell a grade called Stoker P that is considered pretty good.


Leigh Morrell, Morrell Metal Smiths, PO Box 2114, 446 Marlboro road, Brattleboro, VT 05303. TEL: (802) 254-2400. FAX: (802) 254-2976. You must bring your own container. Leigh will provide the shovel.


Central Fuel, 1945 S. Market Blvd., Chehalis, WA 98532. TEL: (360) 748-8808. Bring your own containers.

West Virginia

Pocahontas Coal & Coke, 312 Industrial Park Road, Beaver, WV 25813. Contact: Bob Bowling 304 253-5676
Beury Mountain Carbon, PO Box 187, Hico, WV 25854-0187. TEL: 304-575-2961 or 304-438-7275. E-Mail: t a or t a Contact Tim Keeney. They carry coal from the Sewell Seam, surface mined and hand cleaned and loaded.


Centaur Forge Ltd., 117 N. Spring Street, Burlington, WI 53105 TEL: 800-666-9175. Carries blacksmithing coal in 50 pound bags.
Upper Lakes Coal, 1400 bylsby Ave, Green Bay, WI 54303-3708. TEL: (920) 432-2411. Sell Bituminous Coal for $100 per ton.

This page was last updated on November 2, 2009.

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