GERM Partition Coefficient (Kd) Database
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Data contribution by Roger Nielsen

Partition Coefficients      
Rock Type Mineral Z Elem Value SD Low High Kd Type Info Reference
Alkali Basalt Amphibole 28 Ni 16       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Biotite 28 Ni 1.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 28 Ni 2.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Olivine 28 Ni 34       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Plagioclase 28 Ni     0.04 0.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Andesite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     4.6 9 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 28 Ni     0.79 24 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Magnetite 28 Ni     9.6 19 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Olivine 28 Ni     4 7.46 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Andesite Olivine 28 Ni 24.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Andesite Olivine 28 Ni     9.4 24 Model Nielsen 1988
Andesite Olivine 28 Ni 58       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Plagioclase 28 Ni     0.06 0.61 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Sulfide 28 Ni 460       Experimental Rajamani & Naldrett 1978
Andesite-Basalt Ilmenite 28 Ni       3.8 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     1.2 10 Experimental Duke 1976
Basalt Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     1.42 2.11 Phenocryst-Matrix Dale & Henderson 1972
Basalt Clinopyroxene 28 Ni 4.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Clinopyroxene 28 Ni 2.6       Experimental Mysen 1978
Basalt Garnet 28 Ni 5.1       Experimental Mysen 1978
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 28 Ni 1.1       Experimental Mysen 1978
Basalt Magnetite 28 Ni     31 65 Calculated Nielsen 1992
Basalt Metal 28 Ni     5000   Phenocryst-Matrix Kloeck & Palme 1988
Basalt Metal 28 Ni     2500 10000 Experimental Jones & Drake 1986
Basalt Metal 28 Ni     1353 4090 Experimental Schmitt et al. 1989
Basalt Metal 28 Ni     60 316 Experimental Li & Agee 1996
Basalt MSS 28 Ni     0.042 0.17 Experimental Fleet et al. 1993
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     7.6 48 Experimental Duke 1976
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni 12.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     9.3 12.8 Experimental Nabelek 1980
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     1.35 1.73 Experimental Irvine & Kushiro 1976
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     8.63 18.54 Phenocryst-Matrix Dale & Henderson 1972
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni 351       Phenocryst-Matrix Pedersen 1979
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     15   Phenocryst-Matrix Kloeck & Palme 1988
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni 15.5       Experimental Mysen 1978
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     4.36 5.05 Experimental Seifert et al. 1988
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     10.7 12.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Pedersen 1979
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     8.25 23.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Leeman & Scheidegger 1977
Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     5.9 29 Experimental Leeman & Lindstrom 1978
Basalt Plagioclase 28 Ni 0.06       Phenocryst-Matrix Bougault & Hekinian 1974
Basalt Plagioclase 28 Ni     0.122 1.16 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Sulfide 28 Ni 4300       Phenocryst-Matrix Pedersen 1979
Basalt Sulfide 28 Ni     274 257 Experimental Rajamani & Naldrett 1978
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 28 Ni 6.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     5.6 8.4 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     6.2 10 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     4 4.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 28 Ni     7.3 11 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 28 Ni     8.6 13 Model Ewart et al. 1973
Basalt-Andesite Magnetite 28 Ni 29       Phenocryst-Matrix Esperan├ža et al. 1997
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 28 Ni 22       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 28 Ni     28 36.4 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Olivine 28 Ni     2.2 19.5 Experimental Mysen 1976
Basanite Amphibole 28 Ni     32 18 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     8.5 10 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 28 Ni     4.93 8.78 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 28 Ni     68.47 79 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 28 Ni     32 47 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 28 Ni 11.3 1.7     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Benmoreite Amphibole 28 Ni 6       Phenocryst-Matrix Liotard et al. 1982
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 28 Ni     0.72 2 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Mg Wustite 28 Ni 3.9       Experimental Agee 1990
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     7.6 11 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Sulfide 28 Ni     572 2160 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Dacite Amphibole 28 Ni 9.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite Biotite 28 Ni 23.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite Magnetite 28 Ni       5.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite Plagioclase 28 Ni 1.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Di-Ab-An Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     1.8 11 Experimental Lindstrom & Weill 1978
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni 47 17     Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
Fe-FeS Schreibersite 28 Ni     1.5 3 Experimental Jones et al. 1993
Fe-FeS Solid Metal 28 Ni 2       Experimental Jones et al. 1993
Fe-FeS Troilite 28 Ni 0.1       Experimental Jones et al. 1993
Fe-Ni Metal 28 Ni     0.86 0.9 Experimental Narayan & Goldstein 1982
Fe-Ni-S Fe-Alloy 28 Ni     1.3 1.7 Experimental Fleet & Stone 1991
Fe-Ni-S Fe-Ni Metal 28 Ni     1.69 2.24 Experimental Fleet et al. 1999
Fe-Ni-S Pt-Fe Alloy 28 Ni     0.17 0.19 Experimental Fleet & Stone 1991
Fe-Ni-S Sulfide 28 Ni     0.2 0.3 Experimental Fleet & Stone 1991
FeS-FeO-SiO2 Sulfide 28 Ni 150       Experimental Maclean & Shimazaki 1976
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 28 Ni     0.18 2.7 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Plagioclase 28 Ni       0.3 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 28 Ni 0.19       Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Komatiite, Basalt Majorite, Garnet 28 Ni 0.15       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Komatiite, Basalt Olivine 28 Ni 0.94       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Komatiite, Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     4.5 7.1 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Komatiite, Basalt Sulfide 28 Ni     410 4400 Experimental Gaetani & Grove 1997
Komatiite-Tholeiite MSS 28 Ni     0.4 1.6 Model Barnes et al. 1994
Komatiite-Tholeiite MSS 28 Ni     0.096 1.288 Experimental Barnes et al. 1994
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni       11.8 Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Leucite 28 Ni 0.249       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Olivine 28 Ni 82       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Latite Biotite 28 Ni 3.33       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     3.2 30 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Olivine 28 Ni 230       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Plagioclase 28 Ni 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Leucitite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni 6.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Leucitite Leucite 28 Ni 0.28       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Leucitite Plagioclase 28 Ni       0.27 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Amphibole 28 Ni     4 11.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Biotite 28 Ni     15.1   Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni         Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 28 Ni     1.1 1.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 28 Ni     4.9 8.9 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Plagioclase 28 Ni     0.7 1.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Metallic Core Fe-Ni Metal 28 Ni     60 316 Experimental Selesnick 2001
Olivine Basalt Sulfide 28 Ni 231       Experimental Rajamani & Naldrett 1978
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Amphibole 28 Ni       2 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni         Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Ilmenite 28 Ni       6.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite K-Feldspar 28 Ni     0.51 1.3 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Olivine 28 Ni       4.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 28 Ni 9.66       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 28 Ni 3.92       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 28 Ni 0.25   0.25   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 28 Ni 0.17       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Quartz Latite Low Calcium Pyroxene 28 Ni     11.7 15 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Quartz Latite Magnetite 28 Ni     33.3   Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 28 Ni     11   Phenocryst-Matrix, PIXE Stimac & Hickmott 1994
Rhyolite Pyrrhotite 28 Ni     1841   Phenocryst-Matrix, PIXE Stimac & Hickmott 1994
Synthetic Ab-An-Fo Olivine 28 Ni     4.3 7.2 Experimental Mysen & Virgo 1980
Synthetic Basalt Olivine 28 Ni     2.86 13.6 Experimental Takahashi 1978
Synthetic CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-Na2O-Na2O-FeO Olivine 28 Ni     7.15 15.1 Experimental Kinzler et al. 1990
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 28 Ni     0.33 0.2 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 28 Ni     0.18 0.7 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Di-Fo-Qtz Olivine 28 Ni     4.3 6.2 Experimental Drake & Holloway 1981
Synthetic Fo-Ab-An Olivine 28 Ni     3.98 23.91 Experimental Hart & Davis 1978
Synthetic Fo-Ab-Qtz-H2O Low Calcium Pyroxene 28 Ni     0.6 1.39 Experimental Mysen 1976
Synthetic Fo-Jd Olivine 28 Ni     15.4 20.7 Experimental Drake & Holloway 1981
Synthetic Fo-Jd Olivine 28 Ni     6.1 24.8 Experimental Mysen 1979
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 28 Ni     0.19 0.5 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
Trachyte Biotite 28 Ni     4.25 175 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     6 44 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Plagioclase 28 Ni     0.1 0.18 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Basalt Clinopyroxene 28 Ni     4.23 4.6 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Biotite 28 Ni 108       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Clinopyroxene 28 Ni 350       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Ultrabasic, Peridotite Metal 28 Ni     2.21 2.59 Experimental Kilburn & Wood 1997
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