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 39 Y     1.5 3.28 Experimental Wood & Trigila 2001
Alkali Olivine Basalt Kaersutite, Amphibole 39 Y 0.873       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
Andesite Clinopyroxene 39 Y 2.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y 0.46       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Andesite Magnetite 39 Y 0.64   0.64   Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Andesite Plagioclase 39 Y       0.066 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Basalt Ca-Perovskite 39 Y     1.1 3.8 Experimental Kato et al. 1988
Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.38 1.05 Experimental Hack et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.412       Experimental Johnson 1998
Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.65 2.48 Experimental Vannucci et al. 1998
Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 2.95       Experimental Vannucci et al. 1998
Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.245       Experimental Sobolev et al. 1996
Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.29 1.71 Experimental Skulski et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.421       Experimental Johnson 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.72       Experimental Jenner et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.467       Experimental Hart & Dunn 1993
Basalt Garnet 39 Y 0.7       Experimental Kato et al. 1988
Basalt Garnet 39 Y 3.1       Experimental Johnson 1998
Basalt Garnet 39 Y     4.2 7.1 Experimental Jenner et al. 1994
Basalt Garnet 39 Y 2.8       Experimental Johnson 1994
Basalt Olivine 39 Y 0.009       Host-Melt Inclusion Nikogosian & Sobolev 1997
Basalt Olivine 39 Y 0.0036       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt Olivine 39 Y     0.00494 0.0125 Experimental Beattie 1994
Basalt Plagioclase 39 Y     0.023 0.031 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Plagioclase 39 Y     0.008 0.009 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Plagioclase 39 Y     0.043 0.282 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Plagioclase 39 Y     0.0227 0.042 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Rutile 39 Y       0.076 Experimental Foley et al. 2000
Basalt, Peridotite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.165 0.738 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt, Peridotite Garnet 39 Y     2.13 4.83 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt, Peridotite Orthopyroxene 39 Y     0.6 0.168 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 39 Y 1.47       Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.24 0.91 Experimental Gallahan & Nielsen 1992
Basalt-Andesite Garnet 39 Y     2.5 9.1 Experimental Green et al. 1989
Basalt-Andesite Ilmenite 39 Y 0.0045       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y     0.19 0.54 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Magnetite 39 Y 0.0039   0.0039   Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 39 Y     0.014 0.032 Experimental Drake & Weill 1975
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 39 Y     0.01 0.038 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basaltic Andesite Amphibole 39 Y     0.4 1.3 Experimental Green et al. 1993
Basaltic Andesite Clinopyroxene 39 Y 1 1     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basaltic Andesite Garnet 39 Y 6 3     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basaltic Andesite Hornblende 39 Y 0.9 0.4     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 39 Y 0.2 0.1     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basanite Amphibole 39 Y 0.52       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite Amphibole 39 Y     0.01 0.02 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Amphibole 39 Y 0.41       Experimental Green et al. 1993
Basanite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.34 0.51 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 39 Y     0.19 0.267 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 39 Y     0.003   Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 39 Y     0 0.003 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 39 Y 0.046 0.003     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite-Basalt Amphibole 39 Y 0.6       Experimental Adam et al. 1993
Basanite-Basalt Amphibole 39 Y 0.333 0.028     Experimental Dalpe & Baker 1994
Basanite-Basalt Biotite 39 Y 0.018       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite-Basalt Clinoyroxene 39 Y     0.24 0.38 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Basanite-Basalt Garnet 39 Y     2.7 6 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Basanite-Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y 1.1       Experimental Green et al. 1993
Basanite-Basalt Phlogopite 39 Y 0.018 0.0019     Experimental Green et al. 2000
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.2       Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Garnet 39 Y 2.11       Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y       0.01 Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc Alkaline Picrite, Basalt Olivine 39 Y       0.01 Experimental Ulmer 1989
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Olivine 39 Y     0.018 0.045 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Carbonatite Amphibole 39 Y 0.19       Experimental Green et al. 1993
Carbonatite Amphibole 39 Y     0.15 0.348 Experimental Sweeney et al. 1992
Carbonatite Apatite 39 Y     0.37 0.42 Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Apatite 39 Y 2.43       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Baddeleyite 39 Y 6.4       Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Baddeleyite 39 Y 4.3       Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.178 1.1 Experimental Blundy & Dalton 2000
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.22 0.37 Experimental Klemme et al. 1995
Carbonatite Dolomite 39 Y 0.12       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Garnet 39 Y     2.06 3.06 Experimental Sweeney et al. 1992
Carbonatite Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y 0.22       Experimental Green et al. 1993
Carbonatite Olivine 39 Y 0.0057       Experimental Blundy & Dalton 2000
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.369 1.01 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene-Enstatite 39 Y     0.004 0.008 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt High-Al Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.268 1.675 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt High-Ca Kirchsteinite 39 Y 0.087       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Alumunium Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.219 1.021 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Kirchsteinite 39 Y 0.062       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y     0.0096 0.079 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y     0.008 0.021 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y 0.074       Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Merrillite 39 Y         Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 39 Y     0.007 0.018 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Rhonite 39 Y 0.093       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Dacite Amphibole 39 Y 2.46       Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Dacite Amphibole 39 Y 11.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite Biotite 39 Y 0.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite Plagioclase 39 Y 0.51       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Dacite-Tonalite Pargasite, Amphibole 39 Y     1.3 3.1 Experimental Hilyard et al. 2000
Eclogite Amphibole-Clinopyroxene 39 Y     1.1 7.4 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Apatite-Clinopyroxene 39 Y     77 107 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.431 0.467 Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
Eclogite Paragonite, Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.024 0.047 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Phengite-Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.046 0.11 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Zoisite-Clinopyroxene 39 Y     16 88 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.09 0.0011     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 39 Y     2.4 2.91 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Garnet Garnet 39 Y     2.4 2.7 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 1999
Garnet Pyroxenite Amphibole 39 Y 0.46       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite Garnet 39 Y 3.08       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.37 0.06     Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Spinel 39 Y 0.002 0.001     Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
High Na-Al Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 1.27 0.06     Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
High Na-Al Basalt Plagioclase 39 Y 0.019 0.005     Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
High Silica Rhyolite Allanite 39 Y 95.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Amphibole 39 Y     4 23.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Biotite 39 Y 2.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Ilmenite 39 Y     0.21 0.42 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 39 Y     0.015 0.067 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y 1.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 39 Y 3.21       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Plagioclase 39 Y     0.022 0.084 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Hydrous Peridotite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.55 0.63 Experimental Gaetani et al. 2003
Hydrous Peridotite Garnet 39 Y 4.1 0.05     Experimental Gaetani et al. 2003
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 39 Y     0.4 1 Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.217 0.387 Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Leucite 39 Y 0.0034       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Olivine 39 Y 0.0052       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamprophyre Biotite 39 Y 0.007       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley et al. 1996
Lamprophyre Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.438       Experimental Foley et al. 1996
Leucitite Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.84       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Leucitite Leucite 39 Y       0.035 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Leucitite Olivine 39 Y 0.072       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Leucitite Plagioclase 39 Y       0.05 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Lherzolite Amphibole 39 Y     0.396 0.499 Calculated Chazot et al. 1996
Lherzolite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.791 1.126 Phenocryst-Matrix Chazot et al. 1996
Low Silica Rhyolite Allanite 39 Y 28.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Amphibole 39 Y     4 45.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Biotite 39 Y 2.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     2.7 7.6 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Ilmenite 39 Y     0.27 5.09 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 39 Y     0.017 0.086 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y     0.44 1.07 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 39 Y     0.12 0.95 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Olivine 39 Y 0.64       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Plagioclase 39 Y     0.083 0.55 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Lunar Basalt Ferropseudobrookite 39 Y     0.0035 0.042 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Garnet 39 Y     0.54 1.3 Experimental Dwarzski et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Ilmenite 39 Y     0.021 0.036 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Karrooite 39 Y 0.014 0.001     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Orthopyroxene 39 Y 0.161 0.005     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Spinel 39 Y 0.05 0.02     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.64 0.93 Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Amphibole 39 Y 0.017       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.86 1.7 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Ilmenite 39 Y       0.024 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite K-Feldspar 39 Y     0.021 0.028 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Olivine 39 Y 0.12       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.66 1.12 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte K-Feldspar 39 Y 0.017   0.017   Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Nepheline 39 Y 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Olivine 39 Y 0.138       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Aluminous Granite Apatite 39 Y 162       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 39 Y 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 39 Y 0.72       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 39 Y 0.5   0.5   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 39 Y 0.78       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Zircon 39 Y 71.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Peridotite Bulk Peridotite 39 Y     6.2 133.8 Experimental Ayers et al. 1997
Peridotite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.32 0.56 Calculated Johnson & Schwab 2004
Picrite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.163 0.346 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Picrite Garnet 39 Y     0.978 2.483 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Picrite, Lunar Basalt Magorite Garnet 39 Y     0.52 1.28 Experimental Draper et al. 2006
Quartz Latite Clinopyroxene 39 Y 1.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Quartz Latite Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y     0.49 0.62 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Quartz Latite Magnetite 39 Y     0.41 0.84 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Quartz Latite Plagioclase 39 Y     0.039 0.18 Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Rhyolite Amphibole 39 Y     8.28 11 Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Rhyolite Biotite 39 Y     1 1.4 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 39 Y     2.6 5.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson 1991
Rhyolite Garnet 39 Y 130       Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson & Bacon 1992
Rhyolite Ilmenite 39 Y     0.2 1.6 Phenocryst-Matrix, PIXE Stimac & Hickmott 1994
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y 0.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson 1991
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y     0.4 1.2 Phenocryst-Matrix, PIXE Stimac & Hickmott 1994
Rhyolite Plagioclase 39 Y     0.04 0.21 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Subduction Zone Fluid Zoisite 39 Y     27.2 7.76 Experimental Feineman et al. 2007
Synthetic Ak-Ge Melilite 39 Y     0.36 0.53 Experimental Kuehner et al. 1989
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.24 1 Experimental Bennett et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.16 0.27 Experimental Dunn 1988
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.58 0.04     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 39 Y 2.9 0.3     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 39 Y     3.2 3.4 Experimental Bennett et al. 2004
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 39 Y 0.0289 0.01     Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic CATS, Doped Ca-Perovskite 39 Y     0.38 1.75 Experimental Corgne & Wood 2005
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 39 Y     7.3 22 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 39 Y     0.31 0.55 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 39 Y     0.51 0.9 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y 0.9       Experimental Green et al. 1989
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 39 Y     0.24 1.1 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Garnet 39 Y     7.4 11.4 Experimental Green et al. 1989
Tholeiitic Basalt Garnet 39 Y     3.9 4.6 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 39 Y 0.18       Experimental Green et al. 1989
Tholeiitic Basalt Orthopyroxene 39 Y 0.095 0.0031     Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tonalite Garnet 39 Y 4.66       Experimental Jenner et al. 1994
Tonalite Rutile 39 Y     0.076 0.459 Experimental Foley et al. 2000
Ultrabasic, Peridotite Garnet 39 Y 1.3       Experimental Kato et al. 1988
Ultrabasic, Peridotite Mg Perovskite 39 Y 3       Calculated Kato et al. 1988
Ultramafic Lamproite K-Richterite, Amphibole 39 Y 0.0196       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
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