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 92 U 0.15       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Biotite 92 U 0.13       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.0103       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.014 0.06 Experimental Wood & Trigila 2001
Alkali Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Ilmenite 92 U 0.0082       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack & Brumm 1998
Alkali Basalt Leucite 92 U 0.013 0.007     Experimental Wood & Trigila 2001
Alkali Basalt Olivine 92 U 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Alkali Basalt Plagioclase 92 U     0.06 0.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant et al. 1981
Andesite Amphibole 92 U 0.008       Experimental Brenan et al. 1995
Andesite Olivine 92 U     0.04 0.081 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Andesite Sphene 92 U 9.9       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr & Carmichael 1980
Basalt Ca-Perovskite 92 U     6 70 Experimental Kato et al. 1988
Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U       0.0018 Experimental Benjamin et al. 1978
Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.00036       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.004 0.0146 Experimental Latourrette & Burnett 1992
Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.0127       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.017       Phenocryst-Matrix Matsui et al. 1977
Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U     6e-05 0.00361 Experimental Beattie 1993
Basalt Garnet 92 U     0.00918 0.0179 Experimental Beattie 1993
Basalt Garnet 92 U 0.015       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1993
Basalt Garnet 92 U 0.00588       Experimental Hauri et al. 1994
Basalt Garnet 92 U 0.0001       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 92 U 0.0001       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 92 U     3.62e-05 4.33e-05 Experimental Beattie 1993
Basalt Olivine 92 U 0.0001       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Olivine 92 U     5.6e-06 1e-05 Experimental Beattie 1993
Basalt Plagioclase 92 U     0.43 0.105 Experimental Aignertorres et al. 2007
Basalt Plagioclase 92 U 0.11       Calculated McKenzie & O'Nions 1991
Basalt Plagioclase 92 U     0.0107 0.073 Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Basalt Pyroxene 92 U 0.017       Phenocryst-Matrix Onuma et al. 1968
Basalt Whitlockite 92 U     0.36 0.67 Experimental Benjamin et al. 1978
Basalt, Peridotite Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.002 0.012 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt, Peridotite Garnet 92 U     0.011 0.044 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt, Peridotite Orthopyroxene 92 U     0.0005 0.0046 Experimental Salters & Longhi 1999
Basalt-Andesite Amphibole 92 U 0.1       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 92 U     0.0013 0.023 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 92 U 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Dostal et al. 1983
Basalt-Andesite Plagioclase 92 U     0.051 0.34 Phenocryst-Matrix, Experimental Dunn & Sen 1994
Basalt-Hawaiite Magnetite 92 U 0.11       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basanite Amphibole 92 U     0.0039 0.008 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Amphibole 92 U 0.0041       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.006 0.006 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Garnet 92 U     0.0036 0.0035 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Mica 92 U     0.0033 0.0002 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Olivine 92 U     0.0003 0.0003 Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite Orthopyroxene 92 U 0.0007 0.0003     Experimental Adam & Green 2006
Basanite-Basalt Biotite 92 U 0.0011       Experimental Latourrette et al. 1995
Basanite-Hawaiite Amphibole 92 U 0.08       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Basanite-Hawaiite Plagioclase 92 U 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Benmoreite Amphibole 92 U 0.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Liotard et al. 1982
Carbonatite Apatite 92 U     0.001 0.08 Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Baddeleyite 92 U 37       Experimental Klemme 2003
Carbonatite Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.0048       Experimental Walker et al. 1992
Carbonatite-Silicate Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.0017       Calculated Walker et al. 1992
Chondritic Basalt High-Al Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.038 0.754 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt High-Ca Kirchsteinite 92 U 0.003       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Alumunium Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.021 0.146 Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Kirchsteinite 92 U 0.0004       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Low Calcium Pyroxene 92 U     5.9e-05 0.079 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Merrillite 92 U         Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Chondritic Basalt Olivine 92 U     1.8e-05 0.007 Experimental Kennedy et al. 1993
Chondritic Basalt Rhonite 92 U 0.0014       Experimental Lofgren et al. 2006
Di-Ab-An Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.008 0.4 Experimental Seitz & Shimizu 1972
Di-An Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.0034 0.0089 Experimental Latourrette & Burnett 1992
Eclogite Amphibole-Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.08 7.7 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Apatite-Clinopyroxene 92 U     125 332 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.0018 0.0037 Experimental Pertermann & Hirshmann 2002
Eclogite Paragonite, Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.69       Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Phengite-Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.31 41 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
Eclogite Zoisite-Clinopyroxene 92 U     99 214 Mineral-Mineral Zack et al. 2002
FCMAS Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.0096 0.0001     Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
FCMAS Garnet 92 U     0.024 0.038 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 2000
Garnet Garnet 92 U     0.029 0.42 Experimental Vanwestrenen et al. 1999
Garnet Pyroxenite Amphibole 92 U 0.009       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite Garnet 92 U 0.0048       Phenocryst-Matrix Zack et al. 1997
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.0094 0.024 Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Garnet 92 U 0.013       Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Garnet Pyroxenite, Basalt Spinel 92 U     0.014 0.046 Experimental Elkins et al. 2008
Haplobasalt, Basalt Cr Diopside, Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.000236 0.000495 Experimental Watson et al. 1987
Haplobasalt, Basalt Whitlockite 92 U     0.0025 0.54 Experimental Benjamin et al. 1978
Hawaiite Olivine 92 U 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
High Silica Rhyolite Allanite 92 U     14 17 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Allanite 92 U     11.9   Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
High Silica Rhyolite Biotite 92 U     0.131 0.19 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.12 1.01 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Fayalite, Olivine 92 U     0.12 0.69 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Fayalite, Olivine 92 U 0.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Michael 1988
High Silica Rhyolite Ferrohedenbergite, Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Michael 1988
High Silica Rhyolite Ilmenite 92 U 0.063       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 92 U     0.008 0.037 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite K-Feldspar 92 U     0.002 0.037 Phenocryst-Matrix Stix & Gorton 1990
High Silica Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 92 U     0.07 0.35 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 92 U 0.74       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Hildreth 1983
High Silica Rhyolite Magnetite 92 U     0.74 0.97 Phenocryst-Matrix Streck & Grunder 1997
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 92 U       0.019 Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Clinopyroxene 92 U       0.003 Experimental Schmidt et al. 1999
Lamproite Leucite 92 U 0.005       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Olivine 92 U 0.0012       Phenocryst-Matrix Foley & Jenner 2004
Lamproite Phlogopite 92 U     0.0001 0.0002 Experimental Schmidt et al. 1999
Latite Biotite 92 U 0.17       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.04 0.25 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Olivine 92 U 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Latite Plagioclase 92 U 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Leucitite Leucite 92 U 0.58       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Low Silica Rhyolite Allanite 92 U     12   Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Lunar Basalt Ferropseudobrookite 92 U     0.0028 0.01 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Ilmenite 92 U     0.0039 0.01 Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Orthopyroxene 92 U 0.0001       Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Lunar Basalt Spinel 92 U 0.012 0.005     Experimental Klemme et al. 2006
Mugearite Amphibole 92 U 0.06       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.08       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Magnetite 92 U 0.3       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Olivine 92 U 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Mugearite Plagioclase 92 U 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Panterllerite Amphibole 92 U       0.03 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite-Trachyte Apatite 92 U 2.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Panterllerite-Trachyte Plagioclase 92 U       0.003 Phenocryst-Matrix Mahood & Stimac 1990
Per-Alkaline Rhyolite Amphibole 92 U 1.6       Phenocryst-Matrix Ewart & Griffin 1994
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.018 0.019 Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte K-Feldspar 92 U 0.017   0.017   Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Nepheline 92 U 0.012       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Alkaline Trachyte Olivine 92 U 0.009       Phenocryst-Matrix Larsen 1979
Per-Aluminous Granite Apatite 92 U 43.7       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Biotite 92 U 0.26       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Cordierite 92 U 1.61       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Plagioclase 92 U 0.71       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Per-Aluminous Granite Zircon 92 U 254       Phenocryst-Matrix Bea et al. 1994
Rhyolite Biotite 92 U     0.46 1.2 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Ilmenite 92 U 3.2       Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite K-Feldspar 92 U     0.04 0.07 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Low Calcium Pyroxene 92 U     0.12 0.17 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Magnetite 92 U     0.21 0.83 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite Plagioclase 92 U     0.05 0.13 Phenocryst-Matrix Nash & Crecraft 1985
Rhyolite-Dacite K-Feldspar 92 U 0.04   0.04   Phenocryst-Matrix Stix & Gorton 1990
Subduction Zone Fluid Zoisite 92 U       6.83 Experimental Feineman et al. 2007
Syenite Amphibole 92 U         Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Syenite Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.02 0.09 Phenocryst-Matrix Marks et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.008 0.002     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.0206 0.11 Experimental Bennett et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 92 U     0.032 0.081 Experimental Bennett et al. 2004
Synthetic Basalt Garnet 92 U 0.006 0.001     Experimental Klemme et al. 2002
Synthetic Basalt Rutile 92 U     0.2 3.8 Experimental Klemme et al. 2005
Synthetic Basaltic Andesite Plagioclase 92 U 0.073 0.015     Experimental Bindeman & Davis 2000
Synthetic CATS, Doped Ca-Perovskite 92 U     0.097 1.57 Experimental Corgne & Wood 2005
Synthetic CMAST Ca-Perovskite 92 U     9.7 15 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic CMAST Mg Perovskite 92 U     0.012 0.029 Experimental Corgne et al. 2005
Synthetic Di-Ab-An Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.0008 0.0025 Experimental Seitz 1973
Synthetic Di-Ab-An-Ap Whitlocite 92 U     0.48 0.58 Experimental Benjamin et al. 1983
Synthetic Peridotite Mg Perovskite 92 U     0.026 0.15 Experimental Liebske et al. 2005
Trachyandesite Amphibole 92 U 0.05       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Anhydrite 92 U       0.1 Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Apatite 92 U 1.82       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Low Calcium Pyroxene 92 U 0.028       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Magnetite 92 U 0.12       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyandesite Plagioclase 92 U 0.014       Phenocryst-Matrix Luhr et al. 1984
Trachyte Amphibole 92 U 0.45       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Biotite 92 U 0.08       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.09       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Clinopyroxene 92 U     0.04 0.17 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte Magnetite 92 U 0.29       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Olivine 92 U 0.14       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Plagioclase 92 U 0.04       Phenocryst-Matrix Lemarchand et al. 1987
Trachyte Plagioclase 92 U     0.01 0.03 Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Basalt Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Basalt Olivine 92 U 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Biotite 92 U 0.02       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Clinopyroxene 92 U 0.03       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
Trachyte-Phonolite Plagioclase 92 U 0.01       Phenocryst-Matrix Villemant 1988
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