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Thank-you for stopping by our website.  Our purpose here is to share news about our quarry and information on the fossils from the "WORLD FAMOUS" Sharktooth Hill  located in Bakersfield,

California.  We also offer quality fossil shark teeth and common fossils for sale which we excavate from the quarry.


CLICK THE SHARK TEETH AND FOSSIL TABS ABOVE TO SEE FOR SALE ITEMS


What makes Sharktooth Hill so special? 


It contains the 6-20" wide spread horizon know as the Sharktooth Hill bonebed.  This abundantly rich 15-16 million year old layer contains the fossils from over 140 different species of marine life , such as whales, dolphins, sharks, rays, turtles, sea lions & fishes. It is know as the largest assemblage of Miocene-aged marine fossils in the Pacific realm.


CLICK THE STH HISTORY TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BONEBED


We personally excavate these treasures from our quarry, named for the large  number of whale fossils and beautiful white to cream color shark teeth discovered there.  We also have zones where beautiful colored teeth ranging from pale gold to pumpkin orange, and sometimes with usual markings and patterns can be found.


As passionate fossil collectors, we take pride in our work by providing 

quality prepared specimens along with proper scientific data including:  

identification, geologic information, and locality.



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About Us

THE FOSSIL EXCAVATOR

 

Lisa Tohill

  Having come from a family of rockhounds and fossil lovers, it's not a mystery why I love the hobby. Back in the 1960's, my family would all pile in the car and go on excursions out to the desert. There, we would search for fossils in dry creek beds. One day my mother read a magazine article about digging for shark teeth in an area called Sharktooth Hill located in Bakersfield, California. Off we went on a 2 hour ride up north to Bakersfield.  There I found the teeth and fossils that would become my treasures.  I was 7 years old at the time and that adventure sparked a life long passion.  Who would of thought, almost 50 years later, I would come to own a section of that exact area!

  Since 2001, we've attended many digs hosted by the Ernst family and the Buena Vista Museum and have developed a deep appreciation of this very special place.  We feel honored to be the guardians of future fossil finds that will contribute to the story of Sharktooth Hill.

 

THE DIRT EXCAVATOR

 Having been in the construction business for over 20 years makes me no stranger to moving dirt and being outdoors.  My hobby comes in a long and slithering form, snakes.  I know they aren't the most popular creatures, but I seem to have a real connection with them.  As a kid, I caught many snakes near my home in the hills of Chatsworth, California. It was a great place to collect them and I have been doing it ever since.  When Lisa and I first met, we would go to an area in southern Texas to look for the Gray Banded King snake.  When I first heard about this rare snake in the 1980's, it went to the top of  my bucket list to collect.  The two of us had many adventures driving the Texas highways in search of this elusive snake. 

  When the opportunity to buy the quarry presented itself, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to buy it for Lisa.  It would be a dream come true for her .  Call it a big "thank you dear" for joining me on all my snake collecting adventures.  Besides, I always wanted a place to build my own shooting range! 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

We appreciate our customers!   


Your business helps us to continue discovering all the wonderful specimens contained in this fossil rich area that will contribute to the knowledge of the Sharktooth Hill Bonebed.                                

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White Whale quarry

Simi Valley, CA 93063, us

Lisa & Sean Tohill
(805) 231-7658