Fossil Shark Tooth Necklace - Bakersfield, California

This is a beautiful, wire wrapped pendant featuring a 15 million year old fossil shark (Carcharodon sp.) tooth collected from Sharktooth Hill near Bakersfield, CA. The teeth from this locality have an absolutely gorgeous coloration and are much harder to acquire than the fossil shark teeth from the East Coast.

Comes with a 22" necklace cord.

Sharktooth Hill is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Bakersfield, California. It represents an exposure of the Temblor Formation, a middle-Miocene marine deposit. 15 million years ago the sea levels were substantially higher, and central California was covered by what is known as the Temblor Sea.

Two highly fossiliferous bone beds in the formation were created when fossils originally deposited at the bottom of the sea eroded out of the rocks, were concentrated by ocean currents, and subsequently reburied. Because the fossils in these bone beds are reworked, only isolated teeth and bones are found in these beds.

Today, the original Sharktooth Hill is a National Natural Landmark, but private property surrounding it contains operational pay-to-dig fossil quarries.
Carcharodon (Isurus) planus
Sharktooth Hill, Bakersfield, CA
Temblor Formation
Tooth 1.50" long, 22" cord
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