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ge·o·fact

 (jē′ō-făkt′)
n.
A natural rock fragment having the appearance of an artifact made by humans.

[From geo-, on the model of artifact.]

geofact

(ˈdʒiːəʊˌfækt)
n
(Geological Science) geology a rock shaped by natural forces, as opposed to a man-made artefact
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