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Ernst Quarries

Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, CA
+1 661-319-7080
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Find shark teeth like nowhere else!

If you like shark teeth, this is the place to go. There are only a handful of locations in the US... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
Shawn L
Great Sharktooth Hunting! Awesome experience!

We had a great time at Ernst Quarries (Slow Curve Quarry) this weekend! It's about 2 hours from LA... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Katie H
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West Hollywood, California
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“dig site” (4 reviews)
“shark teeth” (3 reviews)
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Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, CA
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+1 661-319-7080
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

If you like shark teeth, this is the place to go. There are only a handful of locations in the US where you can legally collect and find large Mako and Megaladon teeth. After prospecting on the east coast locations on and off, I was...More

1  Thank Shawn L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We had a great time at Ernst Quarries (Slow Curve Quarry) this weekend! It's about 2 hours from LA and absolutely worth the trip. Here are some things to note: 1. All tools are provided. You can just show up! 2. Rob met us at...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We went here almost exactly a year ago with family but this time, went to the East Quarry. The East Quarry is considerably more difficult to get to and has no facilities like the closer quarry, which is considerably more family friendly and has outhouses...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 19 April 2015

My son and I met up with some extended family this weekend and spent the morning digging through the dirt for fossil shark teeth and whale bone. It was an awesome time! As we live in Southern California, we drove up Friday night and overnighted...More

5  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 18 April 2015

My son loves the idea of being a paleontologist - digging for fossils and bones. So we were excited to take him to Shark Tooth Hill at Ernst Quarries when he turned 10. The meeting place is 15 minutes or so outside Bakersfield at a...More

3  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 January 2013

My wife is an hardcore geologist and avid mineral and fossil collector. She was dreaming about this place for months and when we finally got to go... could not have been better. Staff is friendly, the place is amazing and she found many shark teeths...More

6  Thank CiroDk
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