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    Sharks Teeth at gravel pit

    years ago we visited SHARK TEETH HILL in Aruba and collected fossilized shark's teeth.
    I am wondering if any forum members have been there?
    It is in the Seroe Crystal area.
    Per the map link below it is in a gravel pit (privately owned) just to the west of the ranch and ostrich farm.


    https://www.google.com/maps/@12.5488.../data=!3m1!1e3

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    Sharks Teeth at gravel pit-eee85bf7-09cb-44c0-b809-fd8ab7af15a7-jpgHere is the gravel pit where we went looking (and finding) shark’s teeth.

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    That is very cool and nothing I've ever heard about (understandably).
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    we visited the site in 2009. (if you put Shark Teeth Hill in the search bar some threads will come up)

    I am wondering if anyone has been there recently (last few years), and if the owners allowed you on the property.

    Quote Originally Posted by LisaGrn View Post
    That is very cool and nothing I've ever heard about (understandably).

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    Thanks Andrea
    will check it out next trip
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    Directions to Shark Tooth Hill

    We found Shark Tooth Hill in 2010. Here are directions that I made then. Some of the landmarks, no doubt, are obsolete but you may be able to find it nonetheless.

    1. Take Route 3 heading east inland passing “Wendy’s” and the Valero Station next to “Linda’s”.
    2. Stay on this road and follow the sign for “Calbas”. You will see a police station on the left and a church on the right at the intersection.
    3. Stay straight onthis road ‘til you see another sign for “Calbas” pointing to the left.
    4. Turn left (careful, it’s on a curve) and keep going. You will pass a large playground on your right with a large blue roof. Keep going ‘til you see a sign pointing left for “Seroe Crystal”.
    5. Turn left, you will pass “Bambu Restaurant” on your left. You come to a sign for the “Natural Bridge” and left for “Seroe Crystal”.
    6. Turn left onto the gravel road and stay right at the fork. Left points to a gold mine. The road you want is a little beat up but possibly passable for a car, we were in a 4WD Ford Escape. Caution: this is a narrow road and there will be large trucks travelling in both directions.
    7. You will come to a gate across the road with “No Trespassing” signs. Go thru the gate and look for a small white construction trailer. This is the office for the gravel processing operation – if no one is in the trailer go around further (on foot)and find an open repair garage, there was someone there for us to ask. You must stop and ask for permission to go up the hill. The guy checked out our vehicle and footwear and granted us access. Wear rugged footwear such as athletic shoes. Important: this is an active gravel processing operation with large equipment moving around at all times in all directions – the equipment operators will not necessarily be aware of your presence - watch for moving equipment.
    8. Go up the gravel haul road to your front, it is the largest of the roads visible.
    9. Take a left at the top of the small hill. Then take the first left (about 100 ft) and go slow. You will come to a point where 4 roads come together. Stop here or you will go over the edge into the gravel pit (about 100 ft in front of you).
    10. You have arrived at the top of “Shark Tooth Hill”. Notes: recommend that you bring lots of water, there is a persistent wind at the top of this hill, and wear a hat – you will spend all of your time looking at the ground while searching for the elusive sharks’ teeth.



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