This comprehensive source of information on the use of marine aggregate in construction provides technical information and links to sources of detailed information to assist in specifying and use of marine aggregate. The Marine Aggregate Information Centre is managed on behalf of The Crown Estate and supported by the Marine Aggregate Industry
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SHELL CONTENT

Shells occur in many land based sand and gravels as well as marine. BS EN 12620 puts no limit on shell content on fine aggregate.

Two categories are specified in BS EN 12620 for the coarse aggregate, less than 10% and greater than 10%. In reality shell content of UK marine aggregates falls well below 10%. Shell, like limestone is predominantly calcium carbonate which is stable in concrete.