Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology

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Experimental cpx/melt partitioning of 24 trace elements

  • Stanley R. Hart
  • Todd Dunn


Cpx/melt partition coefficients have been determined by ion probe for 24 trace elements at natural levels in an alkali basalt experimentally equilibrated at 1,380°C and 3 GPa. One goal was to intercompare Ds for both high-field-strength elements and rare earth elements (REE) in a single experiment. Relative to the REE spidergram, Hf and Ti show virtually no anomaly, whereas Zr exhibits a major negative anomaly. Other incompatible elements (Ba, K, Nb) fall in the range of published values, as do elements such as Sr, Y, Sc, Cr and V. Pb shows a value intermediate between La and Ce. Values for Be, Li and Ga are reported for the first time, and show that Be is as incompatible as the light REEs whereas Li and Ga are somewhat more compatible than the heavy REE.


Rare Earth Element Mineral Resource Partition Coefficient Earth Element Negative Anomaly 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley R. Hart
    • 1
  • Todd Dunn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsWoods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeologyUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada

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