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 68 Er     0.566 0.992 Experimental Shimizu 1980
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.3126       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Alkali Basalt Garnet 68 Er 4.24       Experimental Shimizu 1980
Alkali Basalt Olivine 68 Er 0.0188       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Alkali Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er 0.01       Interpolated Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Alkali Olivine Basalt Kaersutite, Amphibole 68 Er 0.851       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
Andesite Amphibole 68 Er 0.484       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Apatite 68 Er 22.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki 1986
Andesite Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.107 1.33 Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er     0.164 0.932 Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er 0.318       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Plagioclase 68 Er     0.027 0.041 Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Andesite Zircon 68 Er     64.6 135 Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki 1986
Andesite-Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er 0.242       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Ankaramite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.33       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Ankaramite, Basalt Olivine 68 Er 0.017       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Basalt Amphibole 68 Er 0.68       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Amphibole 68 Er     0.2 1.5 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.66       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.3 1 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.37       Experimental Johnson 1998
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.3       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.29       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 1.17       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa 1973
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.259       Experimental Sobolev et al. 1996
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.57       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.54       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.387       Experimental Hart & Dunn 1993
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.56 1.43 Experimental Vannucci et al. 1998
Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.36       Experimental Johnson 1994
Basalt Garnet 68 Er 2       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Garnet 68 Er 3.6       Experimental Johnson 1994
Basalt Garnet 68 Er 4.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Irving & Frey 1978
Basalt Garnet 68 Er 3.95       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Garnet 68 Er 3.6       Experimental Johnson 1998
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er 0.081       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er     0.05 0.1 Phenocryst-Matrix, Graphical Irving & Frey 1984
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er 0.03       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Olivine 68 Er 0.0025       Experimental Nielsen et al. 1992
Basalt Olivine 68 Er 0.008       Phenocryst-Matrix Frey 1969
Basalt Olivine 68 Er 0.0015       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er     0.0181 0.0206 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er 0.041       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er     0.024 0.137 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er     0.018 0.0194 Experimental Bindeman et al. 1998
Basalt Spinel 68 Er 0.01       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt, Peridotite Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.144 0.726 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt, Peridotite Garnet 68 Er     2.54 4.22 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt, Peridotite Orthopyroxene 68 Er     0.07 0.152 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 68 Er 1.44       Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er     0.24 0.65 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 68 Er     0.026 0.045 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 68 Er     0.005 0.019 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 68 Er     0.035 0.056 Experimental Drake & Weill 1975
Basaltic Andesite Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.8 0.5     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basaltic Andesite Garnet 68 Er 8 5     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basaltic Andesite Hornblende 68 Er 3 1     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 68 Er 0.4 0.3     Experimental Ronov & Yaroshevskiy 1976
Basanite Amphibole 68 Er 0.57       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite-Basalt Amphibole 68 Er 0.362 0.008     Experimental Dalpe & Baker 1994
Basanite-Basalt Clinoyroxene 68 Er 0.27 0.033     Experimental Green et al. 2000
Basanite-Basalt Garnet 68 Er     3.9 6.5 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Amphibole 68 Er     1.496 1.984 Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.7078       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er 0.1526       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Plagioclase 68 Er     0.0153 0.0448 Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Dacite Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.6993       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er 0.0725       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Calc-Alkaline Dacite Plagioclase 68 Er 0.1216       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Carbonatite Apatite 68 Er 2.92       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Dolomite 68 Er 0.16       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.341 1.035 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Clinopyroxene-Enstatite 68 Er 0.004       Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt High-Al Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.231 1.33 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt High-Ca Kirchsteinite 68 Er 0.11       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Alumunium Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.195 1.102 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Kirchsteinite 68 Er 0.086       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er     0.016 0.085 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er     0.012 0.022 Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er 0.065       Phenocryst-Matrix Jones & Layne 1997
Chondritic Basalt Merrillite 68 Er 1.321       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 68 Er     0.0087 0.015 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Rhonite 68 Er 0.051       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Dacite Amphibole 68 Er 2.34       Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Dacite Apatite 68 Er 41.6       Experimental Fujimaki 1986
Dacite Apatite 68 Er     20 80 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa 1970
Dacite Apatite 68 Er 14.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Biotite 68 Er 0.162       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Dacite Ca-Amphibole 68 Er     1.47 2.47 Experimental Klein et al. 1997
Dacite Garnet 68 Er 42.8       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er 2.25       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er     0.431 0.73 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 68 Er     0.029 0.38 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa & Schnetzler 1971
Dacite Plagioclase 68 Er 0.084       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Dacite Zircon 68 Er 107       Experimental Fujimaki 1986
Dacite Zircon 68 Er     119 152 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa 1970
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.346 0.449 Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
Eucrite, Achondrite, Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er     0.069 0.098 Experimental Schwandt & McKay 1998
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.089 0.0017     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 68 Er     2.97 2.4 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Garnet Garnet 68 Er     2.8 2.5 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 1999
Garnet Pyroxenite Amphibole 68 Er 0.4       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite Garnet 68 Er 3.48       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Granite Apatite 68 Er 275       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa 1970
Granite Zircon 68 Er     81.5 450 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa 1970
High Aluminium Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.427 0.862 Experimental Shimizu 1980
High Aluminium Basalt Garnet 68 Er     5.21 5.3 Experimental Shimizu 1980
High Na-Al Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 1.44 0.09     Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
High Na-Al Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er 0.012 0.006     Experimental Blundy et al. 1998
Hydrous Peridotite Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.59 0.72 Experimental Gaetani et al. 2003
Hydrous Peridotite Garnet 68 Er 5 0.19     Experimental Gaetani et al. 2003
Kimberlite Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.46       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Kimberlite Garnet 68 Er 2.991       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Kimberlite Ilmenite 68 Er 0.0275       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Kimberlite Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er 0.079       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Kimberlite Olivine 68 Er 0.0064       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Kimberlite Phlogopite 68 Er 0.0303       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.181 0.424 Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Leucite 68 Er 0.0199       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Olivine 68 Er 0.0137       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamprophyre Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.297       Experimental Foley et al. 1996
Lherzolite Amphibole 68 Er     0.297 0.43 Calculated Chazot et al. 1996
Lherzolite Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.527 0.909 Phenocryst-Matrix Chazot et al. 1996
MARID Lamproite Pargasite, Amphibole 68 Er 0.175       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
Na2O¿CaO¿MgO¿Al2O3¿SiO2 Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.76 0.21     Experimental Hill et al. 2000
Per-Alkaline Basalt Biotite 68 Er 0.0424       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Per-Alkaline Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.8019       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Per-Alkaline Basalt Olivine 68 Er 0.0519       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Per-Alkaline Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er 0.1019       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.615 0.922 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte K-Feldspar 68 Er 0.017   0.017   Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Nepheline 68 Er 0.014       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Olivine 68 Er     0.19 0.257 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Aluminous Granite Apatite 68 Er 4231       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 68 Er 0.22       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 68 Er 3.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 68 Er 1.14   1.14   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 68 Er 1.94       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Zircon 68 Er 165       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Peridotite Amphibole 68 Er     0.37 0.69 Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Witt-Eickschen & Harte 1994
Peridotite Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.167 0.238 Experimental Shimizu et al. 1982
Peridotite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.34 0.56 Calculated Johnson & Schwab 2004
Phonolite Biotite 68 Er 0.034       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Phonolite Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.234       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Picrite Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.164 0.261 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Picrite Garnet 68 Er     1.022 2.084 Experimental Tuff & Gibson 2007
Picrite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.694 0.944 Experimental Shimizu et al. 1982
Picrite, Basalt Olivine 68 Er     0.138 0.385 Experimental Shimizu et al. 1982
Rhyolite Amphibole 68 Er     6.86 8.2 Phenocryst-Matrix, SIMS Sisson 1994
Rhyolite Biotite 68 Er 0.171       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 68 Er 1.14       Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Rhyolite Garnet 68 Er 170       Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson & Bacon 1992
Rhyolite K-Feldspar 68 Er 0.162   0.162   Phenocryst-Matrix Schnetzler & Philpotts 1970
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 68 Er 0.85       Phenocryst-Matrix Sisson 1991
Syenite Aegirine 68 Er 1.16       Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Aegirine-Augite 68 Er     1.67 2.35 Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Augite 68 Er 3.12       Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 68 Er 0.0185 0.0013     Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 68 Er     6.1 21 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 68 Er     0.34 0.67 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Dacite Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.98 3.21 Experimental Huang et al. 2006
Synthetic Di-NaAlSiO4-Fo Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.114 0.46 Experimental Mysen & Virgo 1980
Synthetic Di-Pyr Garnet 68 Er 2       Experimental Shimizu & Kushiro 1975
Tholeiite Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.3127       Experimental Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tholeiite Garnet 68 Er 3.485       Experimental Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.24 1.1 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er     0.744 0.943 Experimental Tanaka & Nishizawa 1975
Tholeiitic Basalt Clinopyroxene 68 Er 0.6356       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tholeiitic Basalt Garnet 68 Er     4.4 5.2 Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Olivine 68 Er 0.0058       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tholeiitic Basalt Olivine 68 Er     0.0236 0.0283 Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tholeiitic Basalt Orthopyroxene 68 Er 0.12 0.0066     Experimental Green et al. 2000
Tholeiitic Basalt Plagioclase 68 Er 0.0116       Phenocryst-Matrix Fujimaki et al. 1984
Tonalite Amphibole 68 Er     1.47 2.47 Experimental Klein et al. 1997
Tonalite Rutile 68 Er       0.675 Experimental Foley et al. 2000
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 68 Er     1.5 3.94 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa 1973
Trachyte Plagioclase 68 Er     0.0037 0.219 Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa 1973
Trachyte-Andesite Plagioclase 68 Er 0.099       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa 1973
Trachyte-Basalt Amphibole 68 Er 1.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Nagasawa 1973
Ultramafic Lamproite K-Richterite, Amphibole 68 Er 0.0318       Experimental Botazzi et al. 1999
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