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 Amphibole 24 Cr 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Alkali Basalt Biotite 24 Cr 5.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 5.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Olivine 24 Cr 2.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Plagioclase 24 Cr     0.08 0.6 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Olivine Basalt Garnet 24 Cr 0.29       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Aluminum Depleted Komatiite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     0.32 0.68 Experimental Tronnes et al. 1992
Aluminum Depleted Komatiite Garnet 24 Cr 3.29       Experimental Tronnes et al. 1992
Aluminum Depleted Komatiite Olivne 24 Cr     0.28 0.52 Experimental Tronnes et al. 1992
Andesite Amphibole 24 Cr 1.59       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Andesite Amphibole 24 Cr     31 90 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Amphibole 24 Cr 40       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 30       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     43 245 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr 10       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     21 143 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Magnetite 24 Cr     93 340 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Olivine 24 Cr     5.14 5.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Andesite Olivine 24 Cr 34       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Plagioclase 24 Cr     0.02 0.25 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Plagioclase 24 Cr 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Sphene 24 Cr       21 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 4.22       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 1.66       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     4.72 11.43 Phenocryst-Matrix Dale & Henderson 1972
Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 3.8       Experimental Hart & Dunn 1993
Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     8 36 Experimental Duke 1976
Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     2.94 26.91 Experimental Skulski et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 13       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Garnet 24 Cr 2.01       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Garnet 24 Cr 9       Experimental Johnson 1998
Basalt Metal 24 Cr 1.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Kloeck & Palme 1988
Basalt Metal 24 Cr     0.102 68 Experimental Drake et al. 1989
Basalt Olivine 24 Cr 1.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Olivine 24 Cr     0.63 1.85 Experimental Beattie 1994
Basalt Olivine 24 Cr 1.18       Experimental Kloeck & Palme 1988
Basalt Olivine 24 Cr 0.73       Host-Melt Inclusion Nikogosian & Sobolev 1997
Basalt Olivine 24 Cr     1 1.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Pedersen 1979
Basalt Olivine 24 Cr     1.06 3.06 Phenocryst-Matrix Leeman & Scheidegger 1977
Basalt Olivine 24 Cr     1.1 5.2 Experimental Duke 1976
Basalt Plagioclase 24 Cr     0.029 0.191 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Plagioclase 24 Cr 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Plagioclase 24 Cr     0.038 0.064 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Sulfide 24 Cr 0.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Pedersen 1979
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 24 Cr 12.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 24 Cr 4.2       Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     9.7 33 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     28 40 Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     10 70 Phenocryst-Matrix Reid 1983
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     11 44 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     3.7 17 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     10 36 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     7 23 Phenocryst-Matrix Reid 1983
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     0.95 2.6 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Magnetite 24 Cr 153       Phenocryst-Matrix Esperança et al. 1997
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 24 Cr 1.08       Experimental McKay & Weill 1977
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 24 Cr 0.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 24 Cr 0.075       Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     11.2 19.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Magnetite 24 Cr 166       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Plagioclase 24 Cr 0.016       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basaltic Andesite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 30 15     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basaltic Andesite Garnet 24 Cr 9 2     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basaltic Andesite Hornblende 24 Cr 7 1     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 24 Cr 0.11 0.02     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basanite Amphibole 24 Cr     7 21 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     8.49 26 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 24 Cr     8.1 36 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 24 Cr     3.3 6.2 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 24 Cr     0.64 1.3 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 24 Cr 7.78 0.65     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite-Basalt Garnet 24 Cr 2.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Benmoreite Amphibole 24 Cr 9.33       Phenocryst-Matrix Liotard et al. 1982
Carbonatite Wollastonite 24 Cr 0.05 0.03     Experimental Law et al. 2000
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     8.1 36 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene-Enstatite 24 Cr     2.8 10.8 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     14.6 29 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     0.58 2.2 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr 20       Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Mg Wustite 24 Cr 1.3       Experimental Agee 1990
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 24 Cr     0.45 1.3 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Dacite Amphibole 24 Cr 21       Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Dacite Biotite 24 Cr 12.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Dacite Biotite 24 Cr 19       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Dacite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     0.75 3.3 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Dacite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     1 2.3 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Dacite Garnet 24 Cr 17.2       Experimental Irving & Frey 1976
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     0.65 4.3 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     1 4 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Dacite Plagioclase 24 Cr     0.06 0.67 Phenocryst-Matrix Dudas et al. 1971
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 12.1 1.7     Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
Fe-Ni-S-P-X-Basalt Metal 24 Cr     0.04 0.14 Experimental Jones & Drake 1983
Garnet Pyroxenite Amphibole 24 Cr 3       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 2.8 0.5     Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Spinel 24 Cr 3.43 0.08     Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Granodiorite Ilmenite 24 Cr 225       phenocryst-matrix Latourrette et al. 1991
Granodiorite Magnetite 24 Cr 850       phenocryst-matrix Latourrette et al. 1991
Hawaiite Garnet 24 Cr 0.06       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
High Silica Rhyolite Allanite 24 Cr     369 391 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Biotite 24 Cr     3.7 6.7 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     4.13 14.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
High Silica Rhyolite Fayalite, Olivine 24 Cr 0       Phenocryst-Matrix Michael 1988
High Silica Rhyolite Ferrohedenbergite, Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     0.58 2.7 Phenocryst-Matrix Michael 1988
High Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 24 Cr     3.17 5.23 Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
High Silica Rhyolite Plagioclase 24 Cr     0.48 2.35 Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
High Silica Rhyolite Zircon 24 Cr     119 260 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
Kimberlite Garnet 24 Cr 3.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Komatiite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     0.76 1.2 Experimental Tronnes et al. 1992
Komatiite Garnet 24 Cr     2.42 4 Experimental Tronnes et al. 1992
Komatiite Olivine 24 Cr     0.33 0.48 Experimental Tronnes et al. 1992
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 24 Cr     0.92 1.67 Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Komatiite, Basalt Majorite, Garnet 24 Cr 2.33       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Komatiite, Basalt Olivine 24 Cr 0.26       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Komatiite, Basalt Olivine 24 Cr     0.58 0.657 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Komatiite, Basalt Sulfide 24 Cr     0.13 7.2 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
KREEP, Lunar Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr 5.2       Experimental McKay & Weill 1976
KREEP, Lunar Basalt Olivine 24 Cr 1.2       Experimental McKay & Weill 1976
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr       48.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 45 5     Experimental Schmidt et al. 1999
Lamproite Olivine 24 Cr 3.62       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Phlogopite 24 Cr     1.23 1.44 Experimental Schmidt et al. 1999
Latite Biotite 24 Cr 0.13       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     8 77 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Olivine 24 Cr 3       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Lunar Basalt Ferropseudobrookite 24 Cr     10.2 21 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Ilmenite 24 Cr     11.7 40 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Olivine 24 Cr     0.58 0.78 Experimental Akella et al. 1976
Lunar Basalt Orthopyroxene 24 Cr 4 2.8     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Spinel 24 Cr     51 125 Experimental Akella et al. 1976
Lunar Basalt Spinel 24 Cr 10.4 3.9     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Mare Basalt Armalcolite 24 Cr 7       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Lunar Mare Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 3.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Lunar Mare Basalt Ilmenite 24 Cr 6       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Lunar Mare Basalt Olivine 24 Cr 0.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Lunar Mare Basalt Spinel 24 Cr 77       Phenocryst-Matrix Ringwood 1970
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 8.3 0.9     Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Panterllerite Amphibole 24 Cr 1.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 1.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite-Trachyte Plagioclase 24 Cr       0.3 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 24 Cr 42.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 24 Cr 0.92       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 24 Cr 1.15   1.15   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 24 Cr 0.31       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Peridotite Bulk Peridotite 24 Cr     17.9 14.7 Experimental Ayers et al. 1997
Rhyolite Amphibole 24 Cr 40       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Amphibole 24 Cr     43 53 Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Rhyolite Biotite 24 Cr     8.3 31 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     2.6 56 Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson 1991
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 30       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Garnet 24 Cr 4       Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson & Bacon 1992
Rhyolite Ilmenite 24 Cr 3       Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr 10       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr 76       Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson 1991
Rhyolite Magnetite 24 Cr     54 164 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Magnetite 24 Cr 30       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Plagioclase 24 Cr 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite-Dacite Garnet 24 Cr 3.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Spinel Lherzolite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     14 20 Experimental Lundstrom et al. 1998
Synthetic Basalt Rutile 24 Cr     4.8 108 Experimental Klemme et al. 2005
Synthetic CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     0.19 0.395 Experimental Canil 1999
Synthetic CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Olivine 24 Cr     0.64 1.29 Experimental Canil 1999
Synthetic CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2- X Olivine 24 Cr     0.138 0.5 Experimental Libourel 1999
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 24 Cr     0.31   Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 24 Cr     0.6 0.76 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Dacite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 27 5     Experimental Huang et al. 2006
Synthetic Komatiite, Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr 1.15       Experimental Canil 1999
Synthetic Komatiite, Basalt Olivine 24 Cr     0.55 0.826 Experimental Canil 1999
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 24 Cr     0.65 0.91 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
Synthetic U Type Layered Intrusion Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr     1.1 11.7 Experimental Barnes 1986
Trachyandesite Amphibole 24 Cr 18       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Apatite 24 Cr 9       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 24 Cr 2       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Magnetite 24 Cr 154       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Plagioclase 24 Cr 0.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyte Biotite 24 Cr     1.52 10 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 24 Cr       6 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     4 770 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Magnetite 24 Cr 8       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Olivine 24 Cr 5       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Plagioclase 24 Cr     0.06 4 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Basalt Clinopyroxene 24 Cr     37.5 42.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Biotite 24 Cr 14       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Clinopyroxene 24 Cr 775       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Ultrabasic, Peridotite Metal 24 Cr       1.95 Experimental Kilburn & Wood 1997
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