Bulk Oyster Shells for Tabby Construction

June 13, 2006 1:46pm CST
I am trying to locate bulk oyster shells to use as aggregate in a concrete mixture to duplicate the look of the tabby or coastal concrete in use in the Southeast beginning in the early 1700's. It was a mixture of lime made from buring oyster shells, sand , whole shells for aggregate and water. I have been unable to locate a source for whole or minamumally damaged shells in bulk. Most shells are used to replenish oyster beds for the fishery. Does anyone have a source?
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