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  1. Thanks for the info DennisG. I know some people that work at Elkvalley Coal in the Crowsnest Pass, so perhaps I will try there. What is the best type of coal to use for forging? I might have to try going to Leduc sometime, I would really like to meet others that are in the art. Thanks again

  2. Darn not much room....There is a Blacksmith guild here in Alberta. Up here, we meet every month on the second sat. at Leduc West Antique grounds in the Blacksmith shop. There is also a chapter in Calgary, not sure about the meet place and when. Our web site is getting set up at should be up soon since the server change. There are a few of us on IFI, but quiet. Glad to find another here

  3. Hello MrJosiah from Edmonton. Coal has a major distribution problem here in Alberta. The coal the guys tell you about is stoker coal or heating coal. It is "ok" to use but it will have alot of ash and possible sulfur. The Home Hardware in Sherwood Park up here carries 50lb bags for 55$. If you have a good sized truck there is Sparwood in BC. They have some very good Met coal...

  4. Hi, I have recently started blacksmithing with a friend of mine, and we want to use coal for fuel. Charcoal is too expensive, and we want to be as traditional as possible. Does anybody know any coal distributors in central Alberta? I've heard from farmers in the area that use it for heat that it goes for about $45/ton, but not sure where to get it. A smaller supplier would be preferable, as in being able to go and buy a few 1/2 ton truck loads. I am located about 1 1/2 hours north of Calgary and 45 min east of Olds, so someone fairly local would be optimal. Thanks