Last edited by Blade Hunter; 07-14-2012 at 04:30 PM.
07-14-2012 04:27 PM
Those are great finds!
How is it when you try to PM someone or ask a question, they don't respond?
Cool stuff... that first picture of the tooth (shark i assume) 3 inches is pretty big. is it fossilized? i was just wondering if it could be a Meg tooth, or maybe just a larger great whitish family.
We are eagles of one nest, the nest is in our soul...
I suppose that I should say that those are some really nice specimens, well they are.
At one time the Bakersville area was the hot spot for the shark teeth "shark tooth hill" as I recall, produced an abundance of these and other assorted specimens.
Long gone now so if you have a spot that produces teeth of this caliber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WOW keep finding them and we will keep wishing we were there beside you or maybe ahead of you.
Actually, I need to make a correction on that tooth as it would be considered Central California and not SoCal. The rest of the stuff came from the Santa Monica Mountains.
Originally Posted by BlitzKrieg721
No, it's not a Meg Tooth (havent been lucky enough to find one of those yet). It's a Isurus Hastalis, which is an extinct Mako shark and likely the ancestor of the modern Great White.
I found it when I was excavating a hole next to a hillside. I had exhausted the spot after finding a ton of fossils and teeth. So before I I had moved on, I plucked away at the hillside and this tooth fell right out....lucky find!
I've researched and only seen I think 1 of the same size and it was slightly smaller. I've seen others in different locations of the country that were the neighborhood of 2.75 inches, and they were being classified as the largest ever found for that area.
So I like to toot my own horn and I always say its the largest ever found
Last edited by Blade Hunter; 07-19-2012 at 01:54 PM.
Hi there Bone2stone
Originally Posted by bone2stone
I feel that same way about Arrowhead hunting with the midwest guys I'd gladly switch spots!!
And you are right my friend, but it's called Bakersfield, California and thats where I uncovered this Tooth. Yep, I found it Bakersfield, Round Mountain Silt formation, also known as 'Sharktooh Hill". The entire area is private property, has been since the 70's or early 80's I believe.
A few years back I was fortunate enough to make it out there on Musuem digs. I was there for weekend trips about a year apart, back in 2007 I believe. I brought back about 350+ teeth and numerous other fossils. No Megs, but it didnt matter as a large Meg would have gone to the museum anyways. This was the largest tooth, besides Megs, that was found that weekend.
I'll post some more stuff.
Last edited by Blade Hunter; 07-19-2012 at 01:44 PM.
Here's a display case I recently put together, all teeth from Shark Tooth Hill
* Except for the Meg tooth in the middle, which was a purchase I made
Here are a few other pics I have of finds from that area
Sperm Whale Teeth
2 day total of one Trip
Last edited by Blade Hunter; 07-19-2012 at 02:17 PM.
Here's a insitu pic, not from Bakersfield, this is Simi Valley California...
Can you spot the fossil?
PhD in Arrowheadology