Joseph G. Arth, Fred Barker; Rare-earth partitioning between hornblende and dacitic liquid and implications for the genesis of trondhjemitic-tonalitic magmas. Geology ; 4 (9): 534–536. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1976)4<534:RPBHAD>2.0.CO;2
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New hornblende/groundmass partition coefficients for rare earths in a sodic, high-Al2 O3 dacite range from 0.9 for Ce to 4.5 to 6.2 for heavy rare earths, and the pattern is concave down with a distinct negative Eu anomaly. These coefficients indicate that hornblende may have been an important residual phase in the generation of high-Al2 O3, heavy-rare-earth-depleted trondhjemites, tonalites, and equivalent dacites, implying that the magmas formed at a depth of less than 60 k.