Mineralpedia Details for Paraotwayite
Named after the Greek word para, meaning “near”, and for the similarity of the mineral to otwayite. Paraotwayite is extremely rare and can be found only at its type locality in the Otway prospect in Western Australia, Australia, and in a newer locality in Chile. Paraotwayite occurs at its type locality as a secondary mineral in veinlets through altered hydrothermal nickel ore deposits within serpentinized peridotite.
Ref. Handbook of Mineralogy, Anthony et al (1995) and MSA at http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/pdfs/paraotwayite.pdf
Paraotwayite from Otway Ni deposit, Nullagine, Western Australia, Australia
Full green fibrous crystals tucked nicely in a vug. The vug measures 5x3mm and is totally lined with crystals.
Paraotwayite from Vaca Murta meteorite, Taltal, Atacama, Chile
Pale green flat lying fibrous crystals occuring with darker Retgersite in heavy meteorite matrix.