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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X, list of scientific terms with Scottish connections).
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AILSYTE. Geol. A variety of riebeckite microgranite, now called paisanite, used esp. for curling stones (1899 Trans. Edb. Geol. Soc. VII. 265).

[Named after Ailsa Craig by M. F. Heddle.]

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