The Des Leong Collection
PLEASE NOTE THAT I NO LONGER HAVE ANY ASSOCIATIONS WITH DES LEONG / DESMOND LEONG / TIAN FONG LEONG OR SIMILAR NAME.
NOTE: Almost all these specimens are now in the Aubrey Whymark Collection of Tektites.
Des Leong works in Manila, although he grew up in Western Australia. One of his biggest regrets was not knowing about tektites when living in WA!
Des has systematically acquired a tremendous Philippinte, or Rizalite, collection through his many links. He is primarily a collector, but subsidises his collecting by sellling Philippinites. One thing you'll notice on tektites from Des is that they are meticulously weighed and labelled! The pristine, 100% perfect and unchipped tektites live under his bed, packed so that an earthquake won't destroy them! Like me, Des has big ambitions on having an exclusive tektite display room!
Des runs the website www.tektiteinc.com
ABOVE: Des Leong in June 2007, with his growing collection of 'Class A' large Bikolites.
ABOVE: Des Leong, Henry Beyer Jnr and me (Aubrey Whymark) purchasing the last remaining tektites and tektite papers from Henry Beyer, grandson of Henry Otley Beyer, in February 2008.
ABOVE: Des looking over his 'Class B' large Bikolite tektite collection. Des and I were looking over these specimens in February 2008.