My neighbor found this rock and asked for help identifying it as a fossil. Can anyone confirm that it is/isn't a fossil? If it is, what it is a fossil of?

It was found near Lexington, VA, USA, on Short Mountain. It is about 12cm long, 8cm wide and 6cm tall.

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  • $\begingroup$ City's you please edit your post and add the size of the object and roughly were in the world it was found? $\endgroup$
    – Arsak
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 17:02
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    $\begingroup$ @Arsak Done - I had to approximate the size as I don't have it anymore, but the estimate is probably close enough. $\endgroup$
    – GregH
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 18:52

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It bears no halmarks or indicators of being a fossil, and it does not look like any fossil I have ever seen . it looks like simple chemical weathering.


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