Canada is the world’s largest producer of sulphur. Yet, it is hard for me to buy some cheaply in Winnipeg. I can get a 300g shaker for $6 at Home Depot, a 2 kg sack at a veterinarian supply house if I pay $25 or so, cash, (they advertise 22.7 kg for $12.75 but when I showed up said that was the price per kg…) but I cannot find any other suppliers in the city. The world price is below $200 for a ton.
I should be able to buy a 50 lb sack for $12 or so but I cannot find any supplier. One guy had such a package but would not even tell me the price because I was not a business.
You can see some of Alberta’s 8 million ton stockpile in this picture from Fort McMurray:
The large rectangular shapes in the middle are stacks of 1 ton blocks of sulphur. Those rectangles are a hundred times larger than any building in the place. Alberta ships hopper-cars by rail loaded with the stuff all over North America and to ports for export.
I can buy it from China by the ton and they import it from Canada… Times and gardeners change, I guess. Perhaps it’s just too cheap to advertise.