I found allochthonous (I don´t know the 2 locations) fined grained carbonate sediment in Ammonitico Rosso, which is possibly mudstone in the South Iberian Peninsule, specifically in Carcabuey (Córdoba). It is known that this sediment was formed in the Kimmeridgian and the area was located in epioceanic shelf, upper waters/mixed layer. There are several bioclasts in a good state of preservation, so it was covered quickly enough (high deposition rate) to avoid dissolution. It is not possible to know how much, I just have a hand sample from the field. With this information: How can we explain these factors happen together? - Fine grained sediment, so low energy - high deposition rate - allochthonous carbonates - good state of preservation of bioclasts

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A turbidity current can easily account for what you've observed. It could be part of a repetitive sequence of shallow angle sloughs caused by accumulating overburden, much like the Bouma Sequences that make up a Turbidite Deposit, or it could be a one-time gravity flow caused by an earthquake.

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