GERM Partition Coefficient (Kd) Database
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Partition Coefficients      
Rock Type Mineral Z Elem Value SD Low High Kd Type Info Reference
Alkali Basalt Olivine 15 P 0.019       Phenocryst-Matrix Anderson & Greenland 1969
Andesite Olivine 15 P 0.055       Phenocryst-Matrix Anderson & Greenland 1969
Basalt Clinopyroxene 15 P 0.05       Experimental Brunet & Chazot 2001
Basalt Clinopyroxene 15 P     0.0044 0.0094 Experimental Baker & Wyllie 1992
Basalt Garnet 15 P 0.15       Experimental Brunet & Chazot 2001
Basalt Metal 15 P     0.3 467 Experimental Schmitt et al. 1989
Basalt Metal 15 P       0.16 Phenocryst-Matrix Kloeck & Palme 1988
Basalt Metal 15 P 4.2       Experimental Jones & Drake 1986
Basalt Metal 15 P     0.491 23.9 Experimental Newsom & Drake 1983
Basalt Olivine 15 P 0.1       Experimental Brunet & Chazot 2001
Basalt Orthopyroxene 15 P 0.03       Experimental Brunet & Chazot 2001
Basalt Plagioclase 15 P     0.071 0.145 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Plagioclase 15 P     0.065 0.429 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Spinel 15 P 0       Experimental Brunet & Chazot 2001
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 15 P 0.055       Phenocryst-Matrix Anderson & Greenland 1969
Basanite Amphibole 15 P     0.019 0.03 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 15 P     0.02 0.018 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 15 P     0.034 0.03 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 15 P     0.003 0.0041 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 15 P     0.038 0.05 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 15 P 0.007 0.002     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 15 P 0.03       Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Garnet 15 P 0.1       Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 15 P 0.03       Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Olivine 15 P       0.01 Experimental Ulmer 1989
Carbonatite Baddeleyite 15 P 0.05       Experimental Klemme 2003
Fe-Ni Metal 15 P     0.09 0.12 Experimental Narayan & Goldstein 1982
Fe-Ni-S-P-X-Basalt Metal 15 P     0.11 0.67 Experimental Jones & Drake 1983
Rhyolite Alkali Feldspar 15 P     0.22 1.16 Experimental Icenhower & London 1996
Sub-Alkaline Andesite-Basalt Ilmenite 15 P 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Anderson & Greenland 1969
Sub-Alkaline Andesite-Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 15 P 0.009       Phenocryst-Matrix Anderson & Greenland 1969
Sub-Alkaline Andesite-Basalt Plagioclase 15 P 0.014       Phenocryst-Matrix Anderson & Greenland 1969
Sub-Alkaline Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 15 P 0.014       Phenocryst-Matrix Anderson & Greenland 1969
Sub-Alkaline Basalt Plagioclase 15 P 0.024       Phenocryst-Matrix Anderson & Greenland 1969
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 15 P 0.16 0.06     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 15 P 0.18 0.07     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 15 P 0.103 0.017     Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 15 P     0.2 0.8 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 15 P     0.33 0.4 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 15 P     0.093 0.64 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
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