And the delays in the African shipment aren't over yet. It's still sitting on the dock in New York instead of being almost here.
It seems that since my shipment is an LCL (less than container load) it was packed into a container with a bunch of other stuff. There was something in that container that US Customs wanted to inspect. So the whole thing sat there until they inspected whatever it was.
The shipper says their paperwork shows that the container has been released. That means they'll get my rocks sometime in the next few days.
However, they will not be here in time for the Tampa Gem & Mineral Show. I won't have them until the next month's show in Orlando.
It sure is a good thing I picked up some backup material.