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 Clinopyroxene 26 Fe 2.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 26 Fe 5.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Andesite Magnetite 26 Fe 24.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Andesite Plagioclase 26 Fe 0.19       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 26 Fe 0.86       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Clinopyroxene 26 Fe     0.57 1.04 Phenocryst-Matrix Dale & Henderson 1972
Basalt Metal 26 Fe     3.7 7.4 Experimental Li & Agee 1996
Basalt Metal 26 Fe     3.6 29.6 Experimental Schmitt et al. 1989
Basalt Olivine 26 Fe 1.85       Experimental Kloeck & Palme 1988
Basalt Olivine 26 Fe     1.19 1.87 Phenocryst-Matrix Leeman & Scheidegger 1977
Basalt Olivine 26 Fe     0.51 1.55 Experimental Beattie 1994
Basalt Olivine 26 Fe 1.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Olivine 26 Fe     1.74 3 Phenocryst-Matrix Dale & Henderson 1972
Basalt Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.098 1.1 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Plagioclase 26 Fe 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.157 0.279 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.023 0.665 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 26 Fe     0.857 0.957 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.07 0.09 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 26 Fe     3.14 5.69 Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Magnetite 26 Fe 19.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Olivine 26 Fe     1.07 1.2 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Plagioclase 26 Fe 0.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Carbonatite Apatite 26 Fe 0.06       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Dolomite 26 Fe 4.87       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Wollastonite 26 Fe 0.21 0.05     Experimental Law et al. 2000
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene 26 Fe     0.83 1.32 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene-Enstatite 26 Fe     0.78 0.87 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 26 Fe 1.32       Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 26 Fe     0.94 1.46 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 26 Fe     0.37 0.65 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Mg Wustite 26 Fe 2.7       Experimental Agee 1990
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 26 Fe     0.63 1 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Sulfide 26 Fe     1.88 20.1 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Dacite Amphibole 26 Fe 22.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite Amphibole 26 Fe     11 11.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Biotite 26 Fe 25.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite Magnetite 26 Fe 149       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite Plagioclase 26 Fe 0.47       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.08 0.18 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 26 Fe     0.97 1.01 Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 26 Fe 0.78 0.03     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 26 Fe     0.83 0.77 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Fe-Ni-S Fe-Alloy 26 Fe     1.2 1.4 Experimental Fleet & Stone 1991
Fe-Ni-S Pt-Fe Alloy 26 Fe 0.4       Experimental Fleet & Stone 1991
Fe-Ni-S Sulfide 26 Fe     1.1 1.2 Experimental Fleet & Stone 1991
FeS-FeO-SiO2 Sulfide 26 Fe 1.2       Experimental Maclean & Shimazaki 1976
High Silica Rhyolite Allanite 26 Fe 38.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Amphibole 26 Fe     21 35.6 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Biotite 26 Fe 59.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Ilmenite 26 Fe     43 45.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 26 Fe     0.085 0.19 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 26 Fe     0.11 0.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 26 Fe 40.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 26 Fe 202       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.12 0.28 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 26 Fe     0.29 0.43 Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Komatiite, Basalt Majorite, Garnet 26 Fe 0.42       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Komatiite, Basalt Olivine 26 Fe 0.59       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Komatiite, Basalt Sulfide 26 Fe     1.53 18.9 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Leucitite Clinopyroxene 26 Fe 0.57       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Leucitite Leucite 26 Fe 0.018       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Leucitite Olivine 26 Fe 1.67       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Leucitite Plagioclase 26 Fe 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Allanite 26 Fe 10       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Amphibole 26 Fe     7.6 20.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Biotite 26 Fe 22.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 26 Fe     5.2 17.4 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Ilmenite 26 Fe     25.6 81.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 26 Fe     0.046 0.19 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 26 Fe     12.2 32.4 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 26 Fe     28.4 122 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Olivine 26 Fe 26.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.21 0.34 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Metallic Core Fe-Ni Metal 26 Fe     3.7 7.4 Experimental Selesnick 2001
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 26 Fe     0.8 2.3 Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Panterllerite Amphibole 26 Fe 4.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite Clinopyroxene 26 Fe 3.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite-Trachyte Apatite 26 Fe 0.11       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite-Trachyte Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.04 0.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 26 Fe     5 7.4 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Ilmenite 26 Fe 8.16       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite K-Feldspar 26 Fe     0.12 0.18 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Olivine 26 Fe 11.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Peridotite Bulk Peridotite 26 Fe     5.6 9.3 Experimental Ayers et al. 1997
Quartz Latite Clinopyroxene 26 Fe 9.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Quartz Latite Low Calcium Pyroxene 26 Fe     7.5 23.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Quartz Latite Magnetite 26 Fe     21.8 93.4 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Quartz Latite Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.28 1.36 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Rhyolite Alkali Feldspar 26 Fe     0.18 0.64 Experimental Icenhower & London 1996
Rhyolite Ilmenite 26 Fe     34 38 Phenocryst-Matrix, PIXE Stimac & Hickmott 1994
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 26 Fe     23 26 Phenocryst-Matrix, PIXE Stimac & Hickmott 1994
Rhyolite Pyrrhotite 26 Fe 67       Phenocryst-Matrix, PIXE Stimac & Hickmott 1994
Synthethic Qz-Ab-An-H2O-O2 Plagioclase 26 Fe     0.085 0.791 Experimental Wilke & Behrens 1999
Synthetic Basalt Olivine 26 Fe     0.55 1.62 Experimental Takahashi 1978
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 26 Fe 0.279       Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 26 Fe     0.12   Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 26 Fe     0.26 0.37 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 26 Fe     0.3 0.57 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 26 Fe 2.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Magnetite 26 Fe 11       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Olivine 26 Fe 8.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Ultrabasic, Peridotite Metal 26 Fe     1.43 3.08 Experimental Kilburn & Wood 1997
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