GERM Partition Coefficient (Kd) Database
Development and Maintenance by the EarthRef.org Database Team
Data contribution by Roger Nielsen

Partition Coefficients      
Rock Type Mineral Z Elem Value SD Low High Kd Type Info Reference
Alkali Basalt Amphibole 90 Th 0.11       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Biotite 90 Th 0.12       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.012       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.1 0.23 Experimental Wood & Trigila 2001
Alkali Basalt Ilmenite 90 Th 0.00055       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Olivine 90 Th 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Plagioclase 90 Th     0.05 0.09 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Andesite Amphibole 90 Th 0.017       Experimental Brenan et al. 1995
Andesite Amphibole 90 Th     0.13 0.25 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Amphibole 90 Th 0.16       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.04 0.16 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th     0.04 0.22 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th 0.14       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Magnetite 90 Th     0.05 0.42 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Olivine 90 Th       0.02 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Andesite Plagioclase 90 Th     0.004 0.013 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Andesite Sphene 90 Th 17.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Basalt Ca-Perovskite 90 Th     7 100 Experimental Kato et al. 1988
Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.008 0.036 Experimental Latourrette & Burnett 1992
Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.00026       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.00041 0.00531 Experimental Beattie 1993
Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.013       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.014       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th       0.0019 Experimental Benjamin et al. 1978
Basalt Garnet 90 Th 0.0017       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1993
Basalt Garnet 90 Th     0.001 0.0032 Experimental Beattie 1993
Basalt Garnet 90 Th 0.0001       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Garnet 90 Th 0.00137       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th 0.0001       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th     1.57e-05 2.93e-05 Experimental Beattie 1993
Basalt Olivine 90 Th     2.4e-06 1e-05 Experimental Beattie 1993
Basalt Olivine 90 Th 0.0001       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Plagioclase 90 Th 0.05       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Plagioclase 90 Th     0.173 0.382 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Pyroxene 90 Th 0.013       Phenocryst-Matrix Onuma et al. 1968
Basalt Rutile 90 Th       0.54 Experimental Foley et al. 2000
Basalt Whitlockite 90 Th     1.26 1.4 Experimental Benjamin et al. 1978
Basalt, Peridotite Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.003 0.014 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt, Peridotite Garnet 90 Th     0.006 0.017 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt, Peridotite Orthopyroxene 90 Th     0.0002 0.0012 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 90 Th 0.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 90 Th 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Basalt-Andesite Olivine 90 Th     0.022 0.039 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 90 Th     0.13 0.19 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th     0.041 0.048 Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Andesite-Dacite Plagioclase 90 Th       0.04 Phenocryst-Matrix Okamoto 1979
Basalt-Hawaiite Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.06       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basalt-Hawaiite Magnetite 90 Th 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basanite Amphibole 90 Th     0.0035 0.009 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Amphibole 90 Th 0.0039       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.007 0.007 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 90 Th     0.0008 0.0014 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 90 Th     0.0004 0.0002 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 90 Th     0.0002 0.0003 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 90 Th 0.0005 0.0002     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite-Basalt Biotite 90 Th 0.0014       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite-Hawaiite Amphibole 90 Th 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basanite-Hawaiite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Benmoreite Amphibole 90 Th 0.11       Phenocryst-Matrix Liotard et al. 1982
Calc-Alkaline Andesite Olivine 90 Th     0.01 0.02 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Carbonatite Apatite 90 Th     0.12 0.2 Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Apatite 90 Th 2.87       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite Baddeleyite 90 Th     7 9 Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.0093       Experimental Walker et al. 1992
Carbonatite Dolomite 90 Th 0.26       phenocryst-matrix Dawson & Hinton 2003
Carbonatite-Silicate Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.0025       Calculated Walker et al. 1992
Chondritic Basalt High-Al Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.068 1.065 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt High-Ca Kirchsteinite 90 Th 0.003       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Alumunium Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.025 0.197 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Kirchsteinite 90 Th 0.0002       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th     0.00011 0.058 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Merrillite 90 Th         Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 90 Th     5.2e-05 0.0063 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Rhonite 90 Th 0.0019       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Dacite Biotite 90 Th 0.31       Phenocryst-Matrix Higuchi & Nagasawa 1969
Dacite Biotite 90 Th 0.31       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Dacite Plagioclase 90 Th     0.032 0.088 Phenocryst-Matrix Dudas et al. 1971
Di-Ab-An Whitlockite 90 Th 2.13       Experimental Seitz 1973
Di-An Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.0099 0.0115 Experimental Latourrette & Burnett 1992
Eclogite Amphibole-Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.13 4.1 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Apatite-Clinopyroxene 90 Th     17 57 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.0017 0.0037 Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
Eclogite Paragonite, Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.14       Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Phengite-Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.18 0.36 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Zoisite-Clinopyroxene 90 Th     102 1111 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.01 0.0003     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 90 Th     0.0075 0.026 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Garnet Garnet 90 Th     0.013 0.32 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 1999
Garnet Pyroxenite Amphibole 90 Th 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite Garnet 90 Th 0.001       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.0083 0.02 Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Garnet 90 Th 0.0032       Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Spinel 90 Th     0.01 0.016 Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Haplobasalt, Basalt Whitlockite 90 Th     1.28 1.38 Experimental Benjamin et al. 1978
Hawaiite Olivine 90 Th 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
High Silica Rhyolite Allanite 90 Th     420 548 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Allanite 90 Th 648       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Biotite 90 Th     0.511 1.74 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 90 Th 2.65       Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
High Silica Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.36 3.44 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Fayalite, Olivine 90 Th     0.276 3.172 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Fayalite, Olivine 90 Th     0.9 5 Phenocryst-Matrix Michael 1988
High Silica Rhyolite Ferrohedenbergite, Clinopyroxene 90 Th     1.1 5.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Michael 1988
High Silica Rhyolite Ilmenite 90 Th 0.427       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 90 Th     0.0095 0.0253 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 90 Th     0.0023 0.028 Phenocryst-Matrix Stix & Gorton 1990
High Silica Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th     5.3 7.76 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 90 Th     1.63 13.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 90 Th     0.08 0.4 Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
High Silica Rhyolite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 90 Th       0.007 Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 90 Th       0.005 Experimental Schmidt et al. 1999
Lamproite Leucite 90 Th 0.0008       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Olivine 90 Th 0.0002       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Phlogopite 90 Th     0 0.0002 Experimental Schmidt et al. 1999
Lamprophyre Biotite 90 Th       0.0145 Phenocryst-Matrix Foley et al. 1996
Latite Biotite 90 Th 0.16       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.05 0.29 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Leucitite Leucite 90 Th 0.23       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Lherzolite Amphibole 90 Th     0.006 0.007 Calculated Chazot et al. 1996
Low Silica Rhyolite Allanite 90 Th 283       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Lunar Basalt Ferropseudobrookite 90 Th     0.0001 0.0003 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Garnet 90 Th     0.21 0.34 Experimental Dwarzski et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Ilmenite 90 Th     0.0006 0.0027 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Orthopyroxene 90 Th 0.0006       Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Spinel 90 Th 0.0024 0.0013     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Mugearite Amphibole 90 Th 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.08       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.15       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Magnetite 90 Th 0.25       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Olivine 90 Th 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Panterllerite Amphibole 90 Th       0.04 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite Clinopyroxene 90 Th       0.06 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite-Trachyte Apatite 90 Th 1.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite-Trachyte Plagioclase 90 Th       0.001 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Amphibole 90 Th 0.45       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.019 0.038 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte K-Feldspar 90 Th 0.007   0.007   Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Nepheline 90 Th 0.014       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Olivine 90 Th 0.014       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Aluminous Granite Apatite 90 Th 41       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 90 Th 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 90 Th 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite K-Feldspar 90 Th 0.3   0.3   Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.11       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Zircon 90 Th 22.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Picrite, Lunar Basalt Magorite Garnet 90 Th     0.065 0.28 Experimental Draper et al. 2006
Rhyolite Amphibole 90 Th 0.16       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Biotite 90 Th     0.27 2 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.09 0.23 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Ilmenite 90 Th 7.5       Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite K-Feldspar 90 Th 0.022   0.022   Phenocryst-Matrix Leeman & Phelps 1981
Rhyolite K-Feldspar 90 Th     0.02 0.03 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th 0.14       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th     0.11 0.15 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Magnetite 90 Th 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Magnetite 90 Th     0.09 0.32 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Bacon & Druitt 1988
Rhyolite Plagioclase 90 Th     0.03 0.08 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite-Dacite K-Feldspar 90 Th 0.02   0.02   Phenocryst-Matrix Stix & Gorton 1990
Spinel Lherzolite Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.0013 0.008 Experimental Lundstrom et al. 1998
Subduction Zone Fluid Zoisite 90 Th       10.6 Experimental Feineman et al. 2007
Syenite Amphibole 90 Th     0.06 0.45 Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.01 0.15 Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.007 0.001     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.0199 0.2 Experimental Bennett et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 90 Th 0.0015 0.0003     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 90 Th     0.007 0.025 Experimental Bennett et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Rutile 90 Th     0.0001 0.00017 Experimental Klemme et al. 2005
Synthetic CATS, Doped Ca-Perovskite 90 Th     1.22 7.6 Experimental Corgne & Wood 2005
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 90 Th     11.3 18 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 90 Th     0.003 0.005 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Di-Ab-An Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.006 0.017 Experimental Seitz 1973
Synthetic Di-Ab-An-Ap Whitlocite 90 Th     1.2 1.3 Experimental Benjamin et al. 1983
Synthetic Haplobasalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.002 0.0096 Experimental Lundstrom et al. 1994
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 90 Th     0.017 0.07 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
Tonalite Rutile 90 Th       0.54 Experimental Foley et al. 2000
Trachyandesite Amphibole 90 Th 0.054       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Apatite 90 Th 17.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 90 Th 0.018       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Magnetite 90 Th 0.06       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.008       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyte Amphibole 90 Th 0.07       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Biotite 90 Th     0.09 0.11 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 90 Th       0.06 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.14       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.05 0.24 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 90 Th       0.01 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Magnetite 90 Th 0.27       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Magnetite 90 Th       0.03 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Trachyte Olivine 90 Th 0.12       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Plagioclase 90 Th 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Plagioclase 90 Th     0.01 0.03 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Basalt Clinopyroxene 90 Th     0.02 0.03 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Biotite 90 Th 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Clinopyroxene 90 Th 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Plagioclase 90 Th 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Click to return to previous page