A total mass of 58 tons of the Cape York meteorite has been recovered. Most masses are very large and in museums. The meteorite is named after the location where the largest fragment was found: near Cape York, in Savissivik, Meteorite Island, Greenland. The date of the meteorite fall is debated, but was probably within the last few thousand years. It was known to local Inuit for centuries, who used it as a source of iron for tools.