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 64 Gd 1.19       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.561 0.889 Experimental Shimizu 1980
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.301       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Garnet 64 Gd 1.19       Experimental Shimizu 1980
Alkali Basalt Ilmenite 64 Gd 0.0034       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.0069       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Alkali Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.0168       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Alkali Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.026       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Alkali Olivine Basalt Kaersutite, Amphibole 64 Gd 0.933       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
Alkali Olivine Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Andesite Amphibole 64 Gd 1.72       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Andesite Amphibole 64 Gd 0.509       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Apatite 64 Gd 43.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki 1986
Andesite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.095 1.35 Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Garnet 64 Gd 5.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd 0.155       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd     0.07 0.875 Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Plagioclase 64 Gd     0.017 0.066 Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Zircon 64 Gd     6.41 6.77 Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki 1986
Andesite-Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.214       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Angrite, Achondrite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.398 0.754 Experimental McKay et al. 1994
Angrite, Achondrite Plagioclase 64 Gd     0.004 0.011 Experimental McKay et al. 1994
Ankaramite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.325       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Ankaramite, Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.012       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Basalt Amphibole 64 Gd 0.86       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Amphibole 64 Gd     0.3 2 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Amphibole 64 Gd 1.08       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Apatite 64 Gd 15.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.3       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.82       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa et al. 1969
Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.41       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.46       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.24 0.84 Experimental Hack et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.59 1.55 Experimental Vannucci et al. 1998
Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 3.69       Experimental Vannucci et al. 1998
Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.82       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.2 0.8 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Garnet 64 Gd 0.498       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Garnet 64 Gd 0.68       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Basalt Ilmenite 64 Gd 0.14       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd 0.016       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd     0.02 0.04 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Magnetite 64 Gd 0.018       Experimental Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.0029       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.004       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.0015       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.008       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.017       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.014       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.066       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd     0.046 0.05 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd     0.03 0.153 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd     0.0461 0.0502 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Pyroxene 64 Gd 0.82       Phenocryst-Matrix Onuma et al. 1968
Basalt Rutile 64 Gd       0.0037 Experimental Foley et al. 2000
Basalt Spinel 64 Gd 0.01       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Reid 1983
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.26 0.86 Experimental Gallahan & Nielsen 1992
Basalt-Andesite Ilmenite 64 Gd 0.0077       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd     0.03 0.23 Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Reid 1983
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd     0.069 0.24 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Magnetite 64 Gd 0.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Reid 1983
Basalt-Andesite Magnetite 64 Gd 0.0055       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 64 Gd     0.016 0.067 Phenocryst-Matrix Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 64 Gd     0.053 0.054 Experimental Drake & Weill 1975
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.08       Phenocryst-Matrix Reid 1983
Basanite Amphibole 64 Gd 0.32       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite-Basalt Amphibole 64 Gd 0.368 0.017     Experimental Dalpe & Baker 1994
Basanite-Basalt Biotite 64 Gd 0.016       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite-Basalt Clinoyroxene 64 Gd     0.24 0.31 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Basanite-Basalt Garnet 64 Gd     0.27 1.1 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Amphibole 64 Gd     1.49 2.543 Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.5826       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd 0.0388       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Olivine 64 Gd     0.005 0.033 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Plagioclase 64 Gd     0.0253 0.0665 Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Dacite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.7028       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd 0.027       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Dacite Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.1202       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Carbonatite Apatite 64 Gd 2.96       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Apatite 64 Gd     0.39 0.41 Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Baddeleyite 64 Gd     2.1 3.9 Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Dolomite 64 Gd 0.18       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite-Peridotite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.407 0.574 Experimental Brenan & Watson 1991
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.293 0.869 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt High-Al Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.368 1.291 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt High-Ca Kirchsteinite 64 Gd 0.041       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Alumunium Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.241 1.217 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Kirchsteinite 64 Gd 0.024       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd     0.0016 0.068 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd 0.008       Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Merrillite 64 Gd 2.95       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 64 Gd     0.00099 0.0092 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Rhonite 64 Gd 0.05       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Dacite Amphibole 64 Gd 2       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Apatite 64 Gd 21.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Apatite 64 Gd 95.6       Experimental Fujimaki 1986
Dacite Biotite 64 Gd 0.442       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Dacite Biotite 64 Gd 0.282       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Dacite Biotite 64 Gd 0.082       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Dacite Ca-Amphibole 64 Gd     1.49 2.3 Experimental Klein et al. 1997
Dacite Garnet 64 Gd 10.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Dacite Garnet 64 Gd 13.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd     0.17 0.276 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.129       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.09       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Dacite Plagioclase 64 Gd     0.11 0.24 Phenocryst-Matrix Dudas et al. 1971
Dacite Zircon 64 Gd 6.01       Experimental Fujimaki 1986
Dacite-Tonalite Pargasite, Amphibole 64 Gd     2 4 Experimental Hilyard et al. 2000
Garnet Pyroxenite Amphibole 64 Gd 0.33       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite Amphibole 64 Gd 0.41       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite Garnet 64 Gd 0.61       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Hawaiite Garnet 64 Gd 2.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
High Aluminium Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.672 0.755 Experimental Shimizu 1980
High Aluminium Basalt Garnet 64 Gd     1.27 1.43 Experimental Shimizu 1980
High Na-Al Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.99 0.04     Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
High Na-Al Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.045 0.005     Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
Kimberlite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.1651       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Kimberlite Garnet 64 Gd 0.2596       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Kimberlite Garnet 64 Gd 0.46       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Kimberlite Ilmenite 64 Gd 0.0146       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Kimberlite Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd 0.024       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Kimberlite Phlogopite 64 Gd 0.0205       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Komatiite, Basalt Garnet 64 Gd 0.31       Experimental Yurimoto & Ohtani 1992
Komatiite, Basalt Majorite, Garnet 64 Gd 0.26       Experimental Ohtani et al. 1989
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.251 0.436 Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Olivine 64 Gd 0.004       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamprophyre Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.364       Experimental Foley et al. 1996
Lherzolite Amphibole 64 Gd     0.322 0.549 Calculated Chazot et al. 1996
Lherzolite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.882 1.199 Phenocryst-Matrix Chazot et al. 1996
Lunar Basalt Ferropseudobrookite 64 Gd       0.013 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Ilmenite 64 Gd     0.006 0.013 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Orthopyroxene 64 Gd 0.046 0.002     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Spinel 64 Gd 0.016 0.0006     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Mare Basalt Armalcolite 64 Gd 0.0061       Experimental McKay et al. 1986
Lunar Mare Basalt Ilmenite 64 Gd 0.0061       Experimental McKay et al. 1986
Lunar, LKFM, Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.00144       Experimental McKay 1986
MARID Lamproite Pargasite, Amphibole 64 Gd 0.188       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.7 1.1 Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Panterllerite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 1.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Per-Alkaline Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.7729       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Per-Alkaline Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.1294       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.778 1.24 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte K-Feldspar 64 Gd 0.023   0.023   Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Nepheline 64 Gd 0.013       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Olivine 64 Gd     0.092 0.13 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Aluminous Granite Apatite 64 Gd 2133       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 64 Gd 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 64 Gd 0.29       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 64 Gd 0.6   0.6   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 64 Gd 2.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Zircon 64 Gd 9.21       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Peridotite Amphibole 64 Gd     0.46 0.72 Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Witt-Eickschen & Harte 1994
Phonolite Biotite 64 Gd 0.03       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Phonolite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.275       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Picrite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.103 0.204 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Picrite Garnet 64 Gd     0.221 0.433 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Picrite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.563 0.835 Experimental Shimizu et al. 1982
Picrite, Basalt Olivine 64 Gd     0.111 0.366 Experimental Shimizu et al. 1982
Rhyolite Biotite 64 Gd 0.353       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 1.41       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Rhyolite Garnet 64 Gd     3.7 5.3 Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Rhyolite K-Feldspar 64 Gd 0.011   0.011   Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Rhyolite-Dacite Garnet 64 Gd 5.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Spinel Lherzolite Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.25 0.28 Experimental Lundstrom et al. 1998
Syenite Aegirine 64 Gd 0.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Aegirine-Augite 64 Gd     1.35 2.25 Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Augite 64 Gd 3.22       Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.44 0.01     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 64 Gd 0.59 0.09     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Rutile 64 Gd     0.0007 0.0011 Experimental Klemme et al. 2005
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.0461       Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Low Calcium Pyroxene 64 Gd     0.0042 0.477 Experimental Colson et al. 1988
Synthetic CaO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 Olivine 64 Gd     0.002 0.0055 Experimental Colson et al. 1988
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 64 Gd     8   Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 64 Gd     0.09 0.14 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Di-Pyr Garnet 64 Gd 0.498       Experimental Shimizu & Kushiro 1975
Synthetic Fluid Olivine 64 Gd     0.249 3.26 Experimental Brenan & Watson 1991
Synthetic Lunar Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.00102 8e-05     Experimental McKay 1986
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.736 0.943 Experimental Tanaka & Nishizawa 1975
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd 0.5954       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 64 Gd     0.27 0.77 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Garnet 64 Gd     0.75 1.8 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.0108       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tholeiitic Basalt Olivine 64 Gd 0.0053       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tholeiitic Basalt Orthopyroxene 64 Gd 0.034 0.012     Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Plagioclase 64 Gd 0.0125       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tonalite Amphibole 64 Gd     1.49 2.3 Experimental Klein et al. 1997
Tonalite Rutile 64 Gd     0.0037 0.018 Experimental Foley et al. 2000
Ultramafic Lamproite K-Richterite, Amphibole 64 Gd 0.018       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
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