Sharktooth Hill In Kern County, California

A Google Earth Street car perspective that I edited and processed through photoshop. Here's the place paleontological dreams were made of. This is Sharktooth Hill, proper--actually, the eastern-facing front of it--that tallest "peak" at upper center. It's all now a federally protected US national registered landmark, created in May 1976. You can't collect there any longer. But several still-accessible places in the general vicinity continue to draw visitors to the Middle Miocene vertebrate fossil bonanza. Narrow "band" along the upper slopes at center, stretching to the left, is a single extended World War I-style infantry trench, where innumerable collectors over the ages settled into their "fossil fox holes" and commenced digging.

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