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 3 Li 0.19       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.13 0.19 Experimental Wood & Trigila 2001
Alkali Basalt Leucite 3 Li 0.032 0.004     Experimental Wood & Trigila 2001
Alkali Olivine Basalt Plagioclase 3 Li 0.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Andesite Amphibole 3 Li 0.124       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Basalt Clinopyroxene 3 Li 0.26       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Basalt Olivine 3 Li 0.35       Host-Melt Inclusion Nikogosian & Sobolev 1997
Basalt Plagioclase 3 Li 0.42       Phenocryst-Matrix Kravuchuk et al. 1981
Basalt Plagioclase 3 Li     0.225 0.317 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Plagioclase 3 Li     0.367 0.678 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Plagioclase 3 Li     0.138 0.257 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 3 Li 0.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 3 Li     0.11 1.32 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 3 Li     0.41 1.3 Phenocryst-Matrix Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 3 Li 0.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 3 Li     0.023 0.85 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basanite Amphibole 3 Li     0.098 0.09 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.27 0.14 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 3 Li     0.041 0.035 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 3 Li     0.21 0.19 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 3 Li     0.29 0.42 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 3 Li 0.28 0.02     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite-Basalt Biotite 3 Li 0.064       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Carbonatite Apatite 3 Li     0.027 0.084 Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Baddeleyite 3 Li 0.009       Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.043 0.2 Experimental Blundy & Dalton 2000
Carbonatite Olivine 3 Li     0.126 0.127 Experimental Blundy & Dalton 2000
Dacite Amphibole 3 Li     0.18 0.22 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Biotite 3 Li 0.39       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 3 Li     0.16 0.21 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 3 Li     0.27 0.66 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Di-Ab-An Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.11 0.18 Experimental Brenan et al. 1998
Eclogite Amphibole-Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.022 0.092 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Paragonite, Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.15 1 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Phengite-Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.032 0.94 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 3 Li 0.48 0.01     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 3 Li     0.0084 0.022 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Garnet Garnet 3 Li     0.018 0.083 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 1999
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.13 0.22 Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
High Aluminium Rhyolite Cordierite 3 Li     0.33 0.31 Experimental Evensen & London 2003
High Na-Al Basalt Clinopyroxene 3 Li 0.254 0.022     Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
High Na-Al Basalt Plagioclase 3 Li 0.151 0.002     Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
Hydrous Peridotite Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.26 0.34 Experimental Gaetani et al. 2003
Hydrous Peridotite Garnet 3 Li 0.02 0.08     Experimental Gaetani et al. 2003
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 3 Li     0.38 0.68 Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 3 Li 0.173 0.01     Experimental Schmidt et al. 1999
Lamproite Phlogopite 3 Li     0.169 0.46 Experimental Schmidt et al. 1999
Lamprophyre Biotite 3 Li 0.144       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley et al. 1996
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.027 0.207 Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 3 Li 45.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 3 Li 125       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 3 Li 1.82   1.82   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 3 Li 0.72       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Synthetic Basalt Amphibole 3 Li 0.124       Experimental Brenan et al. 1998
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 3 Li 0.75 0.05     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.0224 1.052 Experimental Bennett et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 3 Li 0.12 0.03     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 3 Li     0.061 0.14 Experimental Bennett et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Olivine 3 Li     0.2 0.43 Experimental Brenan et al. 1998
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 3 Li 0.317 0.019     Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic CATS, Doped Ca-Perovskite 3 Li     0.045 0.052 Experimental Corgne & Wood 2005
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 3 Li     0.05 0.16 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 3 Li     0.07 0.17 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Dacite Clinopyroxene 3 Li     0.16 0.25 Experimental Huang et al. 2006
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 3 Li     0.04 0.055 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
Tholeiitic Basalt Olivine 3 Li 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
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