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 67 Ho     1.53 2.14 Experimental Wood & Trigila 2001
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho 0.467       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Ilmenite 67 Ho 0.011       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Olivine Basalt Garnet 67 Ho 1.24       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Alkali Olivine Basalt Kaersutite, Amphibole 67 Ho 1.03       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
Andesite Garnet 67 Ho 5.5       Experimental Nicholls & Harris 1980
Andesite Garnet 67 Ho 23.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Basalt Amphibole 67 Ho 0.73       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Amphibole 67 Ho     0.2 2 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Apatite 67 Ho 13.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Ca-Perovskite 67 Ho     1.3 3.5 Experimental Kato et al. 1988
Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho 0.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho 0.44   0.44   Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.3 0.6 Experimental Nicholls & Harris 1980
Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho 0.31       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.3 1 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.88 1.2 Experimental Green & Pearson 1983
Basalt Garnet 67 Ho 1.53       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Garnet 67 Ho     3.3 3.9 Experimental Nicholls & Harris 1980
Basalt Ilmenite 67 Ho 0.13       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 67 Ho     0.04 0.1 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 67 Ho 0.026       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 67 Ho 0.076       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Magnetite 67 Ho 0.017       Experimental Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basalt Olivine 67 Ho     0.0047 0.0118 Experimental Beattie 1994
Basalt Olivine 67 Ho 0.0016       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Olivine 67 Ho 0.013       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt Olivine 67 Ho 0.007       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Olivine 67 Ho 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Plagioclase 67 Ho     0.02 0.106 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Plagioclase 67 Ho 0.011       Phenocryst-Matrix Paster et al. 1974
Basalt Plagioclase 67 Ho 0.048       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Sphene 67 Ho     11 41 Experimental Green & Pearson 1983
Basalt Spinel 67 Ho 0.01       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 67 Ho     1.1 3.3 Experimental Nicholls & Harris 1980
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 67 Ho     0.69 3 Experimental Green & Pearson 1985
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.326 1.93 Experimental Gallahan & Nielsen 1992
Basalt-Andesite Ilmenite 67 Ho 0.012       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 67 Ho     0.3 0.52 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Magnetite 67 Ho 0.0079       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basanite Amphibole 67 Ho     0.44 0.73 Experimental Adam & Green 1994
Basanite Amphibole 67 Ho 0.62       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite Amphibole 67 Ho     0.41 0.61 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.35 0.55 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 67 Ho     2.66 2.75 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 67 Ho     0.0009 0.0001 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 67 Ho     0.0031 0.009 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 67 Ho 0.048 0.002     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite-Basalt Amphibole 67 Ho 0.35 0.036     Experimental Dalpe & Baker 1994
Basanite-Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.3 1.2 Experimental Adam & Green 1994
Basanite-Basalt Clinoyroxene 67 Ho     0.31 0.34 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Basanite-Basalt Garnet 67 Ho 2.11       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Basanite-Basalt Garnet 67 Ho     2.6 5.2 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Olivine 67 Ho     0.018 0.037 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Carbonatite Apatite 67 Ho 2.84       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.35 0.48 Experimental Klemme et al. 1995
Carbonatite Dolomite 67 Ho 0.18       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Chondritic Basalt High-Al Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.244 1.359 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt High-Ca Kirchsteinite 67 Ho 0.088       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Alumunium Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.21 1.126 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Kirchsteinite 67 Ho 0.064       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 67 Ho     0.0078 0.078 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Merrillite 67 Ho 1.577       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Rhonite 67 Ho 0.045       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Dacite Garnet 67 Ho 31.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Garnet Pyroxenite Amphibole 67 Ho 0.42       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Hawaiite Garnet 67 Ho 13.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Hydrous Dacite, Andesite Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.49 1.29 Experimental Green & Pearson 1985
Kimberlite Garnet 67 Ho 1.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.207   Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Olivine 67 Ho 0.0079       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamprophyre Clinopyroxene 67 Ho 0.351       Experimental Foley et al. 1996
Lherzolite Amphibole 67 Ho     0.346 0.518 Calculated Chazot et al. 1996
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.77 0.94 Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.712 1.13 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte K-Feldspar 67 Ho 0.022   0.022   Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Nepheline 67 Ho 0.012       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Olivine 67 Ho     0.17 0.208 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Aluminous Granite Apatite 67 Ho 3143       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 67 Ho 0.16       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 67 Ho 1.62       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 67 Ho 0.88   0.88   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 67 Ho 1.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Zircon 67 Ho 74.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Peridotite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.443 1.345 Experimental Gaetani 2004
Picrite Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.152 0.262 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Picrite Garnet 67 Ho     0.823 1.882 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     2.8 4.7 Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson 1991
Rhyolite Garnet 67 Ho     28.2 34.5 Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Rhyolite-Dacite Garnet 67 Ho 18.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Subduction Zone Fluid Zoisite 67 Ho     1.83 10.4 Experimental Feineman et al. 2007
Syenite Aegirine 67 Ho 1.06       Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Aegirine-Augite 67 Ho     1.68 2.45 Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Augite 67 Ho 3.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Synthetic Low Aluminium Rhyolite Zircon 67 Ho 340       Experimental Watson 1980
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 67 Ho     0.25 1.1 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Garnet 67 Ho     3.7 4.5 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Orthopyroxene 67 Ho 0.1 0.005     Experimental Green et al. 2000
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