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 Clinopyroxene 23 V 3.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Ilmenite 23 V 11       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Olivine Basalt Spinel 23 V     0.02 1.62 Experimental Horn et al. 1994
Andesite Amphibole 23 V     6.3 13 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Clinopyroxene 23 V     1.1 5.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V     0.47 2.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Magnetite 23 V     8.7 54 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Olivine 23 V 0.08       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Plagioclase 23 V     0.07 0.47 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V 0.74       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V     0.22 2.31 Experimental Duke 1976
Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V     0.648 6.18 Experimental Skulski et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V 4.82       Experimental Jenner et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V 1.81       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V 3.1       Experimental Hart & Dunn 1993
Basalt Garnet 23 V 3.8       Experimental Johnson 1998
Basalt Garnet 23 V 1.48       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Garnet 23 V     3.45 3.75 Experimental Jenner et al. 1994
Basalt Magnetite 23 V     0.02 6.85 Calculated Nielsen 1992
Basalt Metal 23 V     0.046 314 Experimental Drake et al. 1989
Basalt Olivine 23 V     0.02 0.09 Experimental Duke 1976
Basalt Olivine 23 V 0.088       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Olivine 23 V     1 1.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Pedersen 1979
Basalt Plagioclase 23 V     0.01 0.27 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Plagioclase 23 V 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Rutile 23 V 118       Experimental Foley et al. 2000
Basalt Sulfide 23 V 0.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Pedersen 1979
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 23 V 3.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 23 V 1.49       Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 23 V     0.64 1.1 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 23 V     0.94 1.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 23 V     0.9 18 Phenocryst-Matrix Reid 1983
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 23 V     1.1 1.6 Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V     0.5 7.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Reid 1983
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V     0.47 0.6 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V 1       Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Magnetite 23 V 26       Phenocryst-Matrix Esperança et al. 1997
Basalt-Andesite Magnetite 23 V     24 63 Phenocryst-Matrix Reid 1983
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 23 V     0.096 0.34 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 23 V 0.06       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 23 V     0.022 0.032 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basanite Amphibole 23 V     3.4 5.7 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 23 V     4.83 5.7 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 23 V     1.92 1.93 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 23 V     1.55 2.5 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 23 V     0.15 0.23 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 23 V 1.65 0.06     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Benmoreite Amphibole 23 V 5.27       Phenocryst-Matrix Liotard et al. 1982
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V 1.31       Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Garnet 23 V 1.57       Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V 0.9       Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Olivine 23 V 0.06       Experimental Ulmer 1989
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 23 V     1.68 2.93 Experimental Klemme et al. 1995
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V     0.52 2.9 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 23 V     0.054 0.3 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Dacite Amphibole 23 V 4.92       Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Dacite Clinopyroxene 23 V     1.2 2.8 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Dacite Clinopyroxene 23 V     1.3 12.5 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V     0.64 2.3 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 23 V 1.89 0.09     Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
Garnet Pyroxenite Garnet 23 V 1.41       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V 1.1 0.2     Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Spinel 23 V 1.3       Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Granodiorite Ilmenite 23 V 80       phenocryst-matrix Latourrette et al. 1991
Granodiorite Magnetite 23 V 130       phenocryst-matrix Latourrette et al. 1991
High Na-Al Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V 5.1 0     Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
High Na-Al Basalt Plagioclase 23 V         Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 23 V     1.2 2.6 Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Komatiite, Basalt Majorite, Garnet 23 V 1.45       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Komatiite, Basalt Olivine 23 V 0.22       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Komatiite, Basalt Sulfide 23 V     0.022 1.3 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 23 V     0.301 0.43 Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Leucite 23 V 0.027       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Olivine 23 V 0.011       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lunar Basalt Ferropseudobrookite 23 V     29.8 51 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Ilmenite 23 V     1.4   Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Karrooite 23 V 0.26 0.02     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Orthopyroxene 23 V 0.37 0.01     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Mare Basalt Armalcolite 23 V 18       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Lunar Mare Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V 3.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Lunar Mare Basalt Ilmenite 23 V 12       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Lunar Mare Basalt Olivine 23 V 1.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Lunar Mare Basalt Spinel 23 V 38       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 23 V     0.001 0.151 Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 23 V 79.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 23 V 0.15       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 23 V 0.22   0.22   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 23 V 0.13       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Rhyolite Amphibole 23 V     17 22 Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 23 V     2.5 14 Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson 1991
Rhyolite Garnet 23 V 7       Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson & Bacon 1992
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V 5.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson 1991
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 23 V     0.015 3.6 Experimental Dunn 1988
Synthetic Basalt Rutile 23 V     0.19 4.3 Experimental Klemme et al. 2005
Synthetic CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V     0.08 0.44 Experimental Canil 1999
Synthetic CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Spinel 23 V     3.56 19.29 Experimental Canil 1999
Synthetic Komatiite, Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 23 V 0.38       Experimental Canil 1999
Synthetic Komatiite, Basalt Spinel 23 V     5.08 31.22 Experimental Canil 1999
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 23 V     1.07   Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
Tholeiitic Basalt Olivine 23 V 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Tonalite Amphibole 23 V     2.32 4.7 Experimental Klein et al. 1997
Tonalite Rutile 23 V     118 124 Experimental Foley et al. 2000
Ultramafic Lamproite K-Richterite, Amphibole 23 V 3.67       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
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