GERM Partition Coefficient (Kd) Database
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Partition Coefficients      
Rock Type Mineral Z Elem Value SD Low High Kd Type Info Reference
Andesite Amphibole 20 Ca 0.333       Phenocryst-Matrix Philpotts & Schnetzler 1970
Basalt Amphibole 20 Ca 2.95       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Olivine 20 Ca 0.0094       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Olivine 20 Ca     0.0192 0.0375 Experimental Beattie 1994
Basalt Olivine 20 Ca     0.034 0.035 Experimental Dunn 1987
Basalt Olivine 20 Ca 0.025       Phenocryst-Matrix Kloeck & Palme 1988
Basalt Olivine 20 Ca     0.02 0.036 Phenocryst-Matrix Leeman & Scheidegger 1977
Basalt Plagioclase 20 Ca 1.11       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 20 Ca     1.1 2.46 Experimental Drake & Weill 1975
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 20 Ca     0.64 4.13 Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Magnetite 20 Ca 0.18       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Plagioclase 20 Ca 2.88       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basanite Amphibole 20 Ca     1.22 1.32 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 20 Ca     2.38 2.31 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 20 Ca     0.87 0.91 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 20 Ca     0.0065 0.01 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 20 Ca     0.007 0.02 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 20 Ca 0.19 0     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Carbonatite Apatite 20 Ca 1       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 20 Ca     0.575 1.24 Experimental Blundy & Dalton 2000
Carbonatite Dolomite 20 Ca 0.54       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Olivine 20 Ca     0.0109 0.0112 Experimental Blundy & Dalton 2000
Carbonatite Wollastonite 20 Ca 1.01 0.02     Experimental Law et al. 2000
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene 20 Ca     1.9 3.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene-Enstatite 20 Ca     0.025 0.055 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 20 Ca 1       Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 20 Ca     0.073 0.11 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 20 Ca     0.022 0.033 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Dacite Biotite 20 Ca 0.615       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 20 Ca     0.55 1.04 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 20 Ca     1.8 4.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Dudas et al. 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 20 Ca     3.85 4.25 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 20 Ca     0.04 0.4 Experimental Stalder et al. 1998
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 20 Ca     1.82 1.95 Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
Eclogite Garnet 20 Ca     0.36 2.41 Experimental Stalder et al. 1998
Eclogite Pyrope 20 Ca         Experimental Stalder et al. 1998
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 20 Ca 0.59 0.19     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 20 Ca     0.52 0.53 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Garnet Garnet 20 Ca     0.53 1.3 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 1999
High Aluminium Rhyolite Cordierite 20 Ca     0.25 0.3 Experimental Evensen & London 2003
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 20 Ca     0.06 0.92 Phenocryst-Matrix Stix & Gorton 1990
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 20 Ca     0.35 0.55 Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Komatiite, Basalt Majorite, Garnet 20 Ca 0.47       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 20 Ca     0.885 1.277 Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Peridotite Bulk Peridotite 20 Ca     1.7 10.9 Experimental Ayers et al. 1997
Rhyolite Alkali Feldspar 20 Ca     0.21 6.58 Experimental Icenhower & London 1996
Rhyolite-Dacite K-Feldspar 20 Ca     0.13 0.25 Phenocryst-Matrix Stix & Gorton 1990
Spinel Lherzolite Clinopyroxene 20 Ca     1.06 1.85 Experimental Lundstrom et al. 1998
Synthetic Low Calcium Pyroxene 20 Ca     0.13 0.15 Experimental Colson & Gust 1989
Synthetic CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Low Calcium Pyroxene 20 Ca     0.0295 0.1268 Experimental Colson et al. 1988
Synthetic CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Olivine 20 Ca     0.0141 0.0597 Experimental Colson et al. 1988
Synthetic CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2- X Olivine 20 Ca     0.017964072 0.045849802 Experimental Libourel 1999
Synthetic CMAS-Na2O-TiO2 Olivine 20 Ca 0.02 0.12     Experimental Libourel 1999
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 20 Ca     2.2 5.3 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 20 Ca     0.23 0.17 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Dacite Clinopyroxene 20 Ca     6.27 19.1 Experimental Huang et al. 2006
Synthetic Fo-An-Si Olivine 20 Ca     0.016 0.019 Experimental Lindstrom 1983
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 20 Ca     0.22 0.31 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
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