GERM Partition Coefficient (Kd) Database
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Partition Coefficients      
Rock Type Mineral Z Elem Value SD Low High Kd Type Info Reference
Basalt Amphibole 12 Mg 4.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Olivine 12 Mg     4.61 7.46 Phenocryst-Matrix Leeman & Scheidegger 1977
Basalt Olivine 12 Mg     1.96 4.44 Experimental Beattie 1994
Basalt Olivine 12 Mg 6.6       Experimental Kloeck & Palme 1988
Basalt Olivine 12 Mg 8       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Plagioclase 12 Mg 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Kravuchuk et al. 1981
Basalt Plagioclase 12 Mg     0.039 0.053 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Plagioclase 12 Mg     0.0342 0.046 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Plagioclase 12 Mg     0.028 0.046 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 12 Mg     0.05 0.09 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 12 Mg     13.4 18.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Plagioclase 12 Mg 0.089       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basanite Amphibole 12 Mg     2.02 2.54 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 12 Mg     2.11 2.14 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 12 Mg     1.88 2.32 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 12 Mg     2.19 2.88 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 12 Mg     0.001 0.001 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 12 Mg 3.4 0.12     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Carbonatite Apatite 12 Mg 0.05       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 12 Mg     1.29 1.56 Experimental Blundy & Dalton 2000
Carbonatite Dolomite 12 Mg 10.5       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Olivine 12 Mg     4.04 4.1 Experimental Blundy & Dalton 2000
Carbonatite Wollastonite 12 Mg 0.38 0.02     Experimental Law et al. 2000
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 12 Mg     1.8 6.3 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Dacite Amphibole 12 Mg     0.386 0.41 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Biotite 12 Mg 22.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 12 Mg     48.5 50.6 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 12 Mg     0.032 0.45 Phenocryst-Matrix Dudas et al. 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 12 Mg     0.05 0.15 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 12 Mg     0.04 0.47 Experimental Stalder et al. 1998
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 12 Mg     3.48 4.28 Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
Eclogite Garnet 12 Mg     0.04 0.76 Experimental Stalder et al. 1998
Eclogite Pyrope 12 Mg     0.08 0.12 Experimental Stalder et al. 1998
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 12 Mg 1.7 0.15     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 12 Mg     1.19 1.21 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Garnet Garnet 12 Mg     1.1 0.34 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 1999
Granodiorite Ilmenite 12 Mg 9.5       phenocryst-matrix Latourrette et al. 1991
Granodiorite Magnetite 12 Mg 10.3       phenocryst-matrix Latourrette et al. 1991
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 12 Mg     0.85 0.89 Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Peridotite Bulk Peridotite 12 Mg     10.3 10.1 Experimental Ayers et al. 1997
Rhyolite Alkali Feldspar 12 Mg     0.18 0.75 Experimental Icenhower & London 1996
Synthetic Basalt Olivine 12 Mg     1.67 5.98 Experimental Takahashi 1978
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 12 Mg 0.042 0.01     Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic CATS, Doped Ca-Perovskite 12 Mg     0.11 0.1 Experimental Corgne & Wood 2005
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 12 Mg     0.09 0.11 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 12 Mg     0.93 1.29 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Dacite Clinopyroxene 12 Mg     7.3 11.7 Experimental Huang et al. 2006
Synthetic Di-Ab-An-Ap Whitlocite 12 Mg     0.52 0.56 Experimental Benjamin et al. 1983
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 12 Mg     0.86 1.7 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
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