In 2000, an anonymous finder recovered a 1003 kg specimen of this meteorite near Fukang, a city located in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. Pallasites are believed to originate from deep inside intact meteors created during the formation of the Solar System about 4.5 billion years ago. Very few specimens are though to have survived their descent through Earth's atmosphere. Pallasites represent less than 1% of all meteorites. Fukang with its massive olivine clusters and thin metal veins has been hailed as one of the most beautiful and greatest meteorite discoveries of the 21st century.